Carnival — or "Masopust," as it is called in Prague — hosts festivities ranging from a fancy costume ball and special gallery exhibits to wild street fairs and parades throughout the Czech capital’s districts and surrounding villages.
Having spent the last two years stationed in Germany and enjoying the local food, wine and beer, we decided to venture out and spend a week touring the western portion of the Czech Republic called Bohemia.
It's time to plan your month of fun in Europe. We've gathered these events and links to help. (Click on the event names in blue to go directly to the event website.) Since event dates sometimes change, it's best to check with local tourism boards or website links to confirm dates before traveling.
You don't need to believe that Noah really did build an ark to save the Earth's animals from the flood to enjoy the Ark Encounter. A life-size replica of Noah's Ark in an undulating Kentucky field is an undeniable spectacle, and it must be seen itself to be believed.