Masopust celebrations have been held in various parts of Prague. The annual carnival in which many people dress up in masks and costumes was marked on Saturday in districts including Letná and Karlín. Next week the Mardi Gras-like celebrations will take place in Malá Strana, Žižkov and other parts of the city.
Masopust has traditionally occurred between the Epiphany (January 6) and Ash Wednesday, when the pre-Easter Lenten period begins.
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