Sunday, December 2, 2012

O' Christmas Tree

Now it feels like Christmas!

Lighting the Christmas spruce in the center of Prague taken into account for 40,000 people.

This years tree, which grew near the village of Holoubkov na Rokycansku, is adorned in gold, red, white and honey hues.  He's decorated with straw ornaments, large gingerbread in the shape of snowmen and bells, and lit red bows.  All of this year's Old Town symbolism refers to the Old Czech Christmas tradition.

The tree was lit on Saturday and it's estimated that some 40,000 people came to witness it.  

Here's a video of the lighting... so pretty, wish I were there (sigh)

Trumpeter in the tower at the Old Town Hall Square

**Photos are by  Jan Handrejch**