About group




Folclore group Hořeňák and Hořeňáček

The group HOŘEŇÁK was founded in 1949 by Professor Vratislav Vycpálek, a pedagogue of music. Nowadays the group contains 45 members. It is supported by the Municipal Culture Center of Lázně Bělohrad and has its national costumes designed by the Ethnographic Museum in Prague.

The main mission of the HOŘEŇÁK is to develop the traditions of its people, to celebrate the beauty of life through dance and music and give pleasure to people through folk tales. The group has been organizing music and dance festivals since 1975, and also taken part in many important festivals, shows and competitions all over Europe, North America, South America and Asia, with a program which promotes dances, songs and folk tales from the region of Hořice, Nová Paka and Giant Mountains (Krkonoše). It is important to emphasize the successful work of the group with children.