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    Czech pre- Christmas Traditions

    Christmas is coming! Since, many different cultures celebrate Christmas, so, obviously this means there are many different spins on it. I have had to explain Czech Christmas traditions so many times in the past, I can’t even remember all the reactions I got. A lot of people find our traditions weird and some just funny. I agree that some of the traditions are a little silly, but hey, I grew up on them and Christmas would not be the same without them. Here are just a couple of things we do in December before Christmas. Cukroví  Cukroví are Christmas cookies. We usually make around eight or ten different types of cookies,…

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    Czech traditions: April 30

    Today’s post will divert from the recent reviews and trip tips and go into the Czech culture a little bit. April 30th and May 1st are traditionally significant dates here in the Czech Republic…and you’re about to find out why. So, what’s the deal with April 30th? Well, it is the night of the burning of the witches., one of the oldest Czech traditions. The closest thing you can equate it to in the English speaking world is Halloween, I guess (even though we also have a version of Halloween in the fall, go figure). But take away the kids in cute Disney masks and add witches being burned at…

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    Easter in the Czech Republic

    Even though the Czech Republic is mostly an atheist country, we’re pretty big on certain holidays that originate in Christianity. Just like Christmas, Easter is a big thing. So, we’re going to take a break from Pav’s Japan coverage and tell you a bit about it. Easter markets In bigger towns, such as Prague, they have Easter markets, similar to the ones at Christmas. Everything is decorated in spring themes and people can walk around various booths, buying Easter decorations and food. The traditions An important aspect of Easter traditions are the decorations. People usually decorate their homes in a spring theme – branches, flowers, Easter eggs (which can be…