Czech Traditions Archive

Czech Saint’s Day Festival

Category: Czech Tradition

“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 differently. “Posviceni” originally meant the day of […]

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Czech Open-Air Museums

Category: Czech Tradition

Folk architecture showcases old buildings and structures typical in the past of some villages or even 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 village crafts, traditions and culture. […]

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Palava Wine Harvest Festival

Category: Czech Tradition

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 in the history of Mikulov. In the […]

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Czech Grain Harvest Festival

Category: Czech Tradition

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 was essential for them to somehow ensure […]

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Bohemian and Moravian Vineyards

Category: Czech Tradition

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 country). Grape-growing is not popular only with […]

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Folk Costumes Dress-up Demonstration

Category: Czech Tradition

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

Category: Czech Tradition

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

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

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