czech folk costume


HPA 2013  Nomination Award

Magdalena Strakova(Czech Republic)

Time: May 2006

Place: Kunovice, Czech Republic

Nationality: Moravian

The biennial “Ride of the Kings” in Kunovice, southeast Moravia has its origin in the legend of Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus, who was camouflaged as a woman and fled the battlefield in 1469. In the festival, a boy aged 10 to 12 acts as the king, wearing women´s costumes and ribbons over his face and holding a rose in his mouth, so that he remains silent and would not reveal himself.