Prague residents and people from around the world can only see the oldest stone bridge in Prague against such an imposing backdrop once a year
Baroque concert below Charles Bridge with a light spectacular
The NAVALIS Saint John’s Celebrations are in commemoration of the best-known Czech saint and Prague native, Saint John of Nepomuk, patron of all people of the water. A mass is held with a procession and a Baroque water concert on the Vltava River beside Charles Bridge on the evening before the holy day of Saint John of Nepomuk (so-called vigilia).
Visit the celebrations with a tradition spanning several centuries from 1715.
“Saint John of Nepomuk is the patron of bridges, communication, good reputation and people of the water“
Experience the genius loci of Baroque Prague!
Become a part of the Saint John’s celebrations in historic Prague and enjoy an unforgettable spiritual and cultural experience.
Pilgrims from around the world traditionally come to Prague to honour Saint John of Nepomuk.
Venetian gondoliers come to Prague every year for this celebration. Saint John of Nepomuk is the patron of all gondoliers and one of the eight patrons of Venice. The statue of Saint John of Nepomuk is the only Baroque statue situated right on the bank of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
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The NAVALIS Saint John’s celebrations include annual educational, spiritual and cultural projects.
Svatojánský spolek, z.s. (Saint John’s Association)
110 00 Prague 1 – Staré Město
tel.: +420 776 776 779
Company Reg No.: 03362531
The company is registered under: File Number 61204 L, Municipal Court in Prague
IBAN: CZ38 2700 0000 0021 1127 3369
Vojtěch Pokorný, chairman
tel.: +420 608 149 042
Lucie Turnerová, secretary
tel.: +420 734 315 771
Summary of the NAVALIS 2015 Saint John’s celebrations
Press report: NAVALIS 2015 Saint John’s celebrations
Press report: Demonstration of the Ride of KingsLogo Navalis | Logo Saint John’s Association
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