Czech Traditions Archive

INTRODUCTION TO CZECH TRADITIONS

Category: Czech Tradition

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 Methodius in the ninth century changed the nature […]

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Folk Costumes Dress-up Demonstration

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Moravian Slovakia (Slovacko) is a region in the Czech Republic where folk traditions are probably the most vivid in all of the Czech Republic. Many women there still master the old techniques of embroidery, lace-making, and pleating. Shop in the town of Uhersky Ostroh producing all the accessories necessary for a complete costume. Our video […]

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Czech Folk Songs

Category: Czech Tradition

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 countryside compared to those in a […]

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Ride of the Kings

Category: Czech Tradition

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 u Kyjova, Doloplazy, Chropyne or Hluk. In […]

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Czech Christmas Traditions

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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 of various traditions and superstitions. Every […]

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Czech Easter Tradition

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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 beautiful. On “Green Thursday,” the boys […]

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Vamberk Bobbin Lace

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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 this tradition. The oldest writing reference […]

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Spring Welcoming

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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 this tradition just as a […]

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Domestic Pig Butchering

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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 (White sausages), Jelita (blood sausages) and […]

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Dusicky also known as All Souls’ Day

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“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 same roots, but they are celebrated in with a different tone. The celebration of “Dusicky” unfolds from “All Saints’ Day”. […]

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