Common baking of Christmas cookies for the needy
Date: 10.12.2017 10:00 - 10.12.2017 18:00
Place: Trade Fair Palace
Délka programu: půldenní/celodenní
Action type: Speciál

Common baking of Christmas cookies for the needy

Program to the Ai Weiwei´s exhibition Law of the Journey in the occasion of Human Rights Day
Big Hall of Trade Fair Palace
free entry

The National Gallery in Prague together with HateFree Culture and partners invite you to common baking of Christmas cookies on Sunday December 10 in the Trade Fair Palace, symbolically on Human Rights Day. We will prepare together Christmas cookies (accompanied by Christmas messages and greetings) for those who do not have merry Christmas because of their unfavorable life situation. Migrants living in the Czech Republic are invited to take part in the event. Baked cookies will be afterwards handed over to people without home and to asylum seekers from the Kostelec refugee facility. The partners of the event are InBáze, Cooks without Homes, SladkéUmění.cz, Multicultural Center Prague and Centrum Alfirdaus.

Over the past few weeks, there have been several worrying incidents directed against people for their origin. Hate, violence and threats on the one hand were balanced by the wave of solidarity and condemnation of these acts. We would like to build on the positive examples and create something meaningful together, regardless of our ethnicity, belief, health or sexual orientation.

Practical advice:

We ask participants to bring their own dough from home. There will be raw material available for preparing vanilla rolls and gingerbread, but for organizational reasons we would like to use this possibility only to a minimum.

There will be 4-5 baking oven equipped with baking trays, as well as rolling pins for dough and cutters, baking papers, bowls, knives, etc. If you need to prepare something specific, bring material with you (or write to: lukas(at)
Please bring your own marmalade if you want to use it. If you are going to bake gingerbread, please take with you also the topping for decoration, there will be only a limited amount of it available.

We also welcome those kinds of cookies for which no baking oven is needed.

Think realistically. Before going to bake with some recipes, try to consider in advance whether you can finish it with the help of others during that day when baking will take place (avoid the recipe that needs more days).

Beside cookies we will create handmade wishes and messages that will be put into each box. The material for packaging and greeting cards will be available. If you have any special ideas, please bring your own material.

A collection of ready made cookies:

Do you want to take part, but you do not have enough time to bake during this day?  Would you like to send your sweets to the needy? Bring your own cookies in the box and we'll hand them over.
Event capacity is not limited. The more we will be, the better. Come to have fun, meet with diverse people, and bring a bit of joy for the ones not so happy to celebrate Christmas. And invite also your friends through the event at FB.

Contact information

Oddělení vzdělávání a programů pro veřejnost – Veletržní palác
+420 224 301 003

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General partner

Komerční banka


Kooperativa ŠKODA Auto The Pudil Family Foundation

Supported by

Hlavní město Praha Ministerstvo kultury České republiky Společné století Evropský rok kulturního dědictví

General media partner

Česká televize

Thanks all partners for support...