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Czech Traditions

Czech Easter Tradition

Category: Tradition

Learn more about Czech Easter Tradition Easter in the Czech Republic is celebrated in two ways, one being the Christian with observing Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday. This time in Czech is known as “Ugly Wednesday,” schools close so that the children can spend time on making Easter […]

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Vamberk Bobbin Lace

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Learn more about Vamberk Bobbin Lace Typical Czech tradition is Vamberk Bobbin Lace – Vamberecka krajka. Many Czech people are proud of owning this wonderful lace at home. It is a Czech heritage which has a long tradition. Vamberecka krajka is one of the Seven Wonders of the Czech Republic. Czech people are proud of […]

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Spring Welcoming

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Learn more about Spring Welcoming During Spring Welcoming Czech people celebrate the end of winter and reborn of life in nature with an ancient ritual. This ritual is an ancient pagan tradition, which was mainly used from 1366 to 1384 and then the importance of this tradition started to decline. Since 19th-century people had known […]

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Domestic Pig Butchering

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Learn more about Domestic Pig Butchering Butchering a pig is an old Czech tradition which is not as common today as was years ago, and is mainly preserved in Bohemian and Moravian villages. The zabijacka (butchering), and various pig food products are prepared for winter or early in the year. This includes skvarky (cracklings), Jitrnice […]

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Dusicky also known as All Souls’ Day

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Learn more about Dusicky also known as All Souls’ Day “Památka zesnulých” or more commonly known as “Dušičky” (Little souls) is celebrated on 2nd November by Christians. A lot of people compare it to Halloween (All Hallows’ Eve), yes they are quite similar and have the same roots, but they are celebrated in with a […]

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Tupesy Ceramics

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Learn more about Tupesy Ceramics Tupesy ceramics are a traditional folk ceramics crafted in the Tupesy village, which is situated in the east of the Czech Republic, in the Moravian region. The Tupesy ceramics is made manually on a pottery wheel and then decorated with designs typical for Moravia. The pottery is decorated on an […]

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Verbunk Folk Dance

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Learn more about Verbunk Folk Dance Verbunk is a folk dance from the Moravian Slovakia (Slovacko) region. It is exclusively a male dance and is very jumpy in nature. Despite having certain guidelines, the majority of it is improvised by the dancer. It is mostly performed in groups, thus we can see many dancing styles, […]

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Czech Grape Harvest

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Learn more about Czech Grape Harvest The most important time of the year for the grape grower is the harvest It is a traditional Czech festival of grapes and wine which takes place from mid-September up to early November. The tradition of harvesting grapes has its origin in Ancient Greece, but the first mentions in […]

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Flying a Kite

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Learn more about Flying a Kite As it is well known kites came from China. According to legends they were the connection between humans and God, and they were supposed to scare off the enemy. After some time, kites were used by farmers to bring them a rich harvest. At that time, they were made […]

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Czech Beer and Brewing

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Learn more about Czech Beer and Brewing The Czech Republic has the highest beer consumption per capita in the world. One might think it is Germany with the annual Oktoberfest but no, The Czechs are in first place. Beer brewing has a long important tradition, even in the era of the Celts they made something […]

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