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Czech Traditions

Hornacko Area Festivals

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Learn more about Hornacko Area Festivals Hornacko is an ethnographic micro region situated in the Hodonin District, South Eastern Moravia in The Czech Republic. Hornacke slavnosti is a four-day festival based in the village of Velka nad Velickou, a tradition founded in 1957. There is no other festival organized in the Czech Republic that shows […]

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Bohemian and Moravian Regional Cuisine

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Learn more about Bohemian and Moravian Regional Cuisine Bohemian and Moravian cuisine has been influenced by German, Austrian and Hungarian cuisine. Typical ingredients used in Czech cuisine are potatoes, flour, legumes, vegetables and meat (especially pork, beef and chicken). Most Czech meals usually consist of two or three courses. The first course is soup. It […]

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Czech Gingerbread Traditions

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Learn more about Czech Gingerbread Traditions Gingerbread, one of the oldest pastries known to man, possibly even older than bread itself! Simple form made just of water, flour and honey was discovered even in Ancient Egypt inside the pyramids. It was popular with the rich in Old Rome. People added different ingredients and spices when […]

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Chodsko Area Folk Traditions

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Learn more about Chodsko Area Folk Traditions Chodsko is a completely unique region, which has many traditions and customs still held today. This historical area is famous for delicious local cakes, colorful folk costumes, well-known Chodsko ceramic and original music, in which the bagpipes dominate. Tourists can meet the traditional Dhodsko folklore mainly during local […]

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Making Plum Alcohol – Slivovitz

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Learn more about Making Plum Alcohol – Slivovitz Slivovitz (Slivovice) is a fruit alcohol made from plums. Its name comes from the Slavic word for plum Slivka. The true Slivovitz is made for personal use and has about 51% of alcohol and if you don’t know anyone, who makes his own spirit, or you can […]

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Czech Weather Lore

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Learn more about Czech Weather Lore Before large meteorological stations and forecast people dress up in fancy suits telling all there is to know about the local climate, weather lore was all that was needed to get by.  And as anyone who has ever had a taste of Czech culture can confirm, Czech people are […]

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Czech Lent Tradition

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Learn more about Czech Lent Tradition Even though it is as old as 800 years, this tradition has stayed with the Czech people in some form to this day. Masopust (Lent Tradition) is largely held on only one day – Maskarni utery (Costume Tuesday). This is quite similar to Halloween, and is most popular in […]

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Mikulov Folk Costume Festival

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Learn more about Mikulov Folk Costume Festival Kroj is a certain type of folk clothing used for festive occasions, usually religious feasts such as the celebration of the Divine Heart of Jesus. But also for many other traditional events typical of the Czech Republic, such as Jizda kralu, Staveni Maji, slahacka or vinobrani (wine harvest). […]

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Bohemian Paradise Stonework Jewelry

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Learn more about Bohemian Paradise Stonework Jewelry The tradition of turning a raw piece of stone into an admirable gem is kept in The Bohemian Paradise for about 6000 years (an area famous for a rich amount of natural and historical monuments, located approximately 60 miles northeast from Prague). Thanks for its sizable mineral resources, […]

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Olomouc Aged Cheese

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Learn more about Olomouc Aged Cheese Olomoucke tvaruzky or olomoucke syrecky is a Moravian aged cheese made from low-fat milk. Production is traditionally connected with the region of Hana in the 15th century. Nowadays, production is connected also with the city of Lostice, where tvaruzky have been made since 1876 by a company called A.W. […]

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