Updated: Aug 18, 2020
We walk through the most important cemetery in Prague and we do it at night! The Cardinal opens private crypts leading to Czech famous people under ground!
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The Day of the Dead or All Souls' Day or Defuncts' Day is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, the souls of all Christians who have died. In Western Christianity the annual celebration is now held on 2 November. On this day in particular, Catholics pray for the dead.
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1)Alfons Maria Mucha
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" Creepy Night Walk in Prague VYSEHRAD CEMETERY | Day of the Dead "
we stroll through Vysehrad cemetery at night, it is the Day of the Dead and for this reason we chose the one with most important personalities so to see the best ceremony possible and candles on display. We also wanted to pay our respect to Milada Horáková and Alfons Mucha since we personally keep them intimately at heart. Don't forget this is a Castle so it has so much to offer other than just the cemetery. In reality it was Prague's first castle! Built before the Castle everyone knows about in the city center.
1)Alfons Maria Mucha 24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939 was a Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau period, best known for his distinctly stylized and decorative theatrical posters of Sarah Bernhardt. He produced illustrations, advertisements, decorative panels and designs which became among the best-known images of the period.
In the second part of his career, at the age of 43, he returned to his homeland and devoted himself to painting a series of twenty monumental canvases known as The Slav Epic, depicting the history of all the Slavic peoples of the world. which he painted between 1912 and 1926. In 1928, on the 10th anniversary of the independence of Czechoslovakia, he presented the series to the Czech nation. He considered it his most important work. It is now on display in the national museum of Prague.
2)Bedřich Smetana 2 March 1824 – 12 May 1884 was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style that became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He has been regarded in his homeland as the father of Czech music. Internationally he is best known for his opera The Bartered Bride and for the symphonic cycle Má vlast ("My Homeland"), which portrays the history, legends and landscape of the composer's native country.
3)Franz Kafka July 3, 1883 – June 3, 1924 was a German-speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and short story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work which fused the elements of realism and the fantastic typically featured the isolated protagonists faced by bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible social-bureaucratic powers and was interpreted as exploring themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt and absurdity. His best known works included "Die Verwandlung" ("The Metamorphosis"), Der Process (The Trial) and Das Schloss (The Castle). The term Kafkaesque entered the English language to describe situations like those in his writing.
Kafka was born into a middle-class, German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, today the capital of the Czech Republic.
4)Milada Horáková 25 December 1901 – 27 June 1950 was a Czech politician. She was a victim of judicial execution committed by the communist party on fabricated charges of conspiracy and treason. Milada Horáková was sentenced to death on 8 June 1950. Many prominent figures in the West, notably Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt, petitioned for her life, but the sentences were confirmed. She was executed by hanging on 27 June 1950; at the age of 48. Her reported last words were (in translation): "I have lost this fight but I leave with honor. I love this country, I love this nation, strive for their well being. I depart without rancor towards you. I wish you, I wish you..."