Czech Traditions Archive

Vamberk Bobbin Lace

Category: Czech Tradition

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

Category: Czech Tradition

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

Category: Czech Tradition

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

Category: Czech Tradition

“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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Tupesy Ceramics

Category: Czech Tradition

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 unfired layer of glaze with […]

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Verbunk Folk Dance

Category: Czech Tradition

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, as every participant brings his own […]

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Czech Grape Harvest

Category: Czech Tradition

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 the Czech lands come from the […]

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Flying a Kite

Category: Czech Tradition

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 from bamboo and silk. In the […]

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Czech Beer and Brewing

Category: Czech Tradition

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 that could be called beer (it was […]

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Czech Maypole Majka

Category: Czech Tradition

May First is usually known as  Labor Day or in some countries a day of a love and lovers. The Czech Republic is one country that observes this tradition. May is often understood to be a month of love however it comes hand in hand with the tradition of burning witches or erecting maypoles. The maypole […]

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