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Farewell to Old Mother Winter

  • Details

  • 3/29/20
  • 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Community
  • Kid Friendly

Event Description

Celebrate the triumph of Spring over Winter by helping us toss Morena into the nearby Cedar River! In Slavic tradition, Morena is an entity associated with death and winter and must be vanquished to make way for sunny skies and warmer weather.

We will meet in the museum’s Rozek Grand Hall, then parade from the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library to the Bridge of Lions in Czech Village.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Presented by: CRST International

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