Czech Traditions Archive

Bohemian and Moravian Regional Cuisine

Category: Czech Tradition

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 is the most important part of all the […]

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Czech Gingerbread Traditions

Category: Czech Tradition

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 of the pyramids. It was popular with the rich in Old Rome. People added different ingredients and spices when they became available. First mention […]

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Chodsko Area Folk Traditions

Category: Czech Tradition

Chodsko is a completely unique region, which has many today still held traditions and customs. 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 celebrations such as pilgrimages, Masopust, and many […]

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Making Plum Alcohol – Slivovitz

Category: Czech Tradition

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, you can buy some Slivovitz in supermarkets, that has 40% of […]

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Czech Weather Lore

Category: Czech Tradition

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 not the kind that would give […]

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Czech Lent Tradition

Category: Czech 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 small towns and villages. But there […]

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Mikulov Folk Costume Festival

Category: Czech Tradition

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). These costumes have specific parts with distinctive […]

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Bohemian Paradise Stonework Jewelry

Category: Czech Tradition

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, The Bohemian Paradise and its center Turnov, […]

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Olomouc Aged Cheese

Category: Czech Tradition

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. Tvaruzky has a magnificently spicy taste, […]

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Czech Folk Costumes

Category: Czech Tradition

“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 festive, work and everyday life, and […]

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