Location: Prague, Czech Republic Date: the 17th of November Description: Velvet Carnival is a masked satirical parade of NGOs and civic groups, which strives to reanimate the way events of the Velvet Revolution of 17 November 1989 are remembered and commemorated. The participants embody pressing social and political issues byContinue Reading

Olga Cieslarova has played a key role in the creation and development of Prague’s Velvet Carnival, which grew part out of her doctoral research on Basel’s Fasnacht. This interview is from Swiss radio SRF, from 2013.

A series of videos on Prague’s Velvet Carnival, by Ronald L. Grimes. Ron Grimes is co-editor of the Oxford Ritual Studies Series, Director of Ritual Studies International, and the author of several books on ritual, most recently The Craft of Ritual Studies. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion andContinue Reading