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Czech Traditions

Czech Folk Costumes

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Learn more about Czech Folk Costumes “Kroj” is a Czech folk costume. Clothes like that, are an important part of Czech folk culture. A wide variety of costume types have been created throughout history in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. Czech folk costume is characteristic clothes of a certain group. It is distinguished by occasions for […]

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Czech Saint’s Day Festival

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Learn more about Czech Saint’s Day Festival “Hody“ is translated as a festival, and a term closely related – “hostina“ as a feast. “Posviceni” means exactly the same as “posveceni” which is translated as consecration. In Moravia, a “hody“ and “posviceni“ means the same, but in the rest of The Czech Republic is it perceived […]

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Czech Open-Air Museums

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Learn more about Czech Open-Air Museums Folk architecture showcases old buildings and structures typical in the past of some villages and towns. Open-air museums, Skanzeny lidove architektury, gather these buildings to show their influence on the society. There are more than ten open-air museums of folk architecture in the Czech Republic. They are centers of […]

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Palava Wine Harvest Festival

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Learn more about Palava Wine Harvest Festival Traditional celebrations in South Moravian, wine in the Mikulov Region have roots from the last century. The first year of the vintage Palavsky was held in 1947 after the end of World War Two. The Palava vintage is inextricably linked to and a reminder of important historical events […]

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Czech Grain Harvest Festival

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Learn more about Czech Grain Harvest Festival Dozinky is a very old harvest festival observed by all ancient Slavic people. Our focus is on the Czech customs. People did not have as much food in the past as we have now. They depended upon a good harvest to see them through the next year. It […]

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Bohemian and Moravian Vineyards

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Learn more about Bohemian and Moravian Vineyards There are many traditions in The Czech Republic. One of them is the grape growing in Moravia (eastern part of The Czech Republic, specific with folk costumes, traditions, etc.), but can be also found in Bohemia (the biggest part of The Czech Republic, the western part of the […]

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Folk Costumes Demonstration in Uhersky Ostroh

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Learn more about Folk Costumes Demonstration in Uhersky Ostroh Moravian Slovakia (Slovacko) is a region in the Czech Republic where folk traditions are probably the most vivid in all the Czech Republic. Many women there still master the old techniques of embroidery, lace-making, and pleating. Our  video below will demonstrate how to dress-up the folk […]

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Czech Folk Songs

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Learn more about Czech Folk Songs The folk songs belong to Czech folk traditions. This means that the authors are unknown and the work could have a different meaning in relation to the region from which it originates. Folk tradition is characterized as a language used by the common people, like people living in the […]

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Ride of the Kings

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Learn more about Ride of the Kings Celebrated on the last Sunday of May on ‘letnice’ it is a tradition at least 200 years old. Celebrated nearly in every village in the Slovacko and Hana region before the Second World War, it has gained its popularity back and is now returning to villages like Skoronovice […]

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Czech Christmas Traditions

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Learn more about Czech Christmas Traditions In the Czech Republic, the main holiday celebration is on Christmas Day, which is always on December 24th. This is the most festive day of the year when families get together and the day when all the presents are given. Christmas in the Czech Republic is a holiday full […]

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