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Traditions Archive

Czech Kolaches

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Many cakes and pastries which originated in the Czech lands are now found worldwide, especially where Czechs immigrated, taking with them the local recipes that they enjoyed in the villages and cities from which they came. The most famous is the kolache. Kolaches are a traditional Czech dessert. The name originates from the Czech word […]

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Czech Folk Costume from Buchlovice

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The “kroj” is a typical Czech folk costume and is an essential part of Czech folk culture. A great attraction are the sleeves, which, unlike in most costumes, are neither decorated nor massive. This is characteristic of the Buchlovice costume. A distinctive collar is also a dominant feature. The difference compared to more traditional costumes […]

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Czech Folk Costumes Tradition of East Moravia

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Learn more about Czech Folk Costumes Tradition of East Moravia The Brezolupy Folk Costumes Brezolupy is a small village, located in the East Moravia, classed into the Dolnacko area. The Botik Dance Ensemble in the village of Brezolupy maintains the traditional teaching of folk songs and dances, mostly from the Brezolupy area. Members of Botik […]

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Introduction to Czech Traditions

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Learn more about Czech Traditions The Czech Republic might seem small in size, however, it is huge in customs and traditions which are still observed. The country was founded early in the seventh century, which is reflected in some of the traditions bearing signs of pagan beliefs. Christianity brought by Cyril and Methodists in the […]

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Bass Drum Burial

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Learn more about Bass Drum Burial “Pochovani basy”, the burial of bass – the instrument, not the fish – is a rather funny Czech tradition. However, to understand this tradition, we have to talk about the many circumstances surrounding it, as it is not a standard stand-alone event. The burial is the final part of […]

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Czech Hunting Traditions

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Learn more about Czech Hunting Traditions Myslivost, or game-keeping, is a set of wildlife activities which serves to manage a population of animals within an environment’s ecological capacity, including hunting animals due to overpopulation, when natural checks, such as predators, are missing, to breeding them if they are underrepresented in the forest. Animals are hunted […]

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St. Mikulas Czech Tradition

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Learn more about St. Mikulas Have you ever heard about St. Mikulas? If not, you should at least know the name Nicholas. The story surrounding St. Mikulas is actually quite intriguing and inspirational. First of all, the name Mikulas is the Czech equivalent of the Greek name Nikolaos, meaning “the victory of people” or “winner […]

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Czech Name Day Tradition

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Learn more about Czech Name Day Tradition One of the strongest Czech traditions, even embodied by national law, is Jmeniny (Name’s Day). There is more to this tradition than just simply celebrating your name day on the calendar. Here’s a peek behind the curtain. First of all, it’s almost exclusively a European holiday. The tradition […]

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