Prague: May Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||8 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||25 %|
|Rainfall days||13 days|
|Chance of Rain||56 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||33 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||17 %|
Averages for Prague in May
May is one of the milder months of the year in Prague, reaching highs of 18°C (that's about 64°F) during the day.
Evenings for May are cool with average night time temps of 8°C (46°F).
Average wet days for May in Prague are above average from the rest of the calendar year.
May 1st in Prague is a spring day of celebration by university students across the Czech Republic. May 1st is also a romantic day of rituals for couples at Petrin Hill.
May 8th is VE Day in Prague and the Czech Republic. This is a public holiday celebration of liberation of the Czech Repubic by the Soviet Union on May 9th, 1945.
On May 13th the Prague International Marathon with 20,000 runners expected this year. The weekend kicks off a day earlier with smaller more family oriented activities such as eco walk and mini marathon.
You can’t go to Prague without taking part in the Czech Beer Festival beginning at the Prague Exhibition Grounds on May 17th, 2012. Samples of 70 plus beers from Czech breweries and of food from local markets is on offer. Folk costumes are worn by waitresses, and live bands will be entertaining the festival patrons. And the best part is, admission is FREE.
On May 25th through May 27th, 2012 the Prague Food Festival displays the skills of top chefs in the Czech Republic. Samplings of food and beer will be served, and children under 5 eat for free. Check it out at Royal Gardens of Prague Castle.
Old town square in Prague Spring. Tyn Cathedral of the Virgin Mary and monument of Jan Hus. World Heritage Site by UNESCO
May events in Prague
1st May 2015
Labour Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Therefore, many shops and businesses are also closed on this day as it is considered as a public holiday. In Prague, as well as celebrating workers, May 1st also celebrates a day of love, upholding the tradition that on May 1st a girl should be kissed under a cherry blossom so she will stay beautiful all year round.
Liberation Day (VE Day)
8th May 2015
May 8th is Liberation Day in Prague and the Czech Republic. 2015 will be the 70th aniversary of this event, therefore you can expect huge events to be taking place. This day is a public holiday celebration of liberation of the Czech Repubic by the Soviet Union on May 9th, 1945.
IIHF World Hockey Championship
1st May 2015 to 17th May 2015
Ice hockey is an extremely popular sport in the Czech Republic. In 2015 Prague will be hosting the Ice Hockey World Championship, as well as group stages taking place in the city and Ostrava, whilst the finals will be held at the 02 Arena in Prague.
Prague Marathon Weekend
10th May 2015
On May 2nd the Prague International Marathon will take place, with an estimated 20,000 expected runners, which will start at Old Town Square. The weekend kicks off a day earlier with smaller more family oriented activities such as eco walk and a mini marathon.
Czech Beer Festival
15th May 2015 to 31st May 2015
The Czech Beer Festival begins at the Prague Exhibition Grounds from May 15th until the 31st. Samples of 70 plus beers from Czech breweries and of food from local markets is on offer. Folk costumes are worn by waitresses, and live bands will be entertaining the festival patrons. And the best part is, admission is FREE.
Prague Food Festival
25th May 2015 to 27th May 2015
On May 25th through to May 27th, the Prague Food Festival displays the skills of top chefs in the Czech Republic. Samplings of food and beer will be served, and children under the age of five eat for free. The event will be held at the Royal Gardens of Prague Castle.
Dance Prague (Tanec Praha)
27th May 2015
The International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre has been hosting this special annual event for over 25 years from 27th May until 4th July. The festival's aim is to explore the difference between traditional ballet and experimental dance. Foreign artists and Czech dancers are expected to perform in both large and small venues throughout Prague.