Venue: Prague Castle
Musical entertainment given by unspecified orchestra of Komsak [Komzák]
Event type: State or civil events
Date: 19/04/1850 8pm
Bohemia 21/4/1850 reported that the birthday of His Majesty the Kaiser Ferdinand, was celebrated ‘on the day before yesterday’ [i.e. 19th April], by all of the Civil and Military Departments. The Magistrates and the Militia [Bürgerwehr - lit. militia, effectively the Prague police] gave a High Mass at 9am in the Týn Church. The Miliary and Civil Authorities had themselves a solemn church service at 11am in the Cathedral Church of St Vitus, and the garrison, comprising the Infantry Regiments of Wimpffen, Ceccopieri, Palombini, Dom Miguel and Prinz Emil, a division of riflemen [Jäger], a division of Dragoons and a company of engineers, all under the command of Prince Taxis paraded in the Castle Square. A battery was fired from the Laurenzberg. Events continued throughout the day despite the sudden arrival of rain. In the evening took place a torchlit procession, accompanied by three music bands. This began at 8pm in the Castle and lasted until 10pm. The participating musical ensembles were not specified.