Czech Traditions Archive

Dialects of the Czech language

Category: Czech Tradition

The Czech Republic, also called Czechia, is country located in central Europe. It is a small country which has three historical parts Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia. Collectively it is often called the Czech lands Czech is the official language which is a West Slavonic language and belongs to a family of Indo-European languages. It is […]

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May 1st – „The Time of Love“

Category: Czech Tradition

This day was already celebrated in ancient Rome, it was called Floralia because it was dedicated to the goddess of spring and fertility, Flora. With love in all forms, especially with fertility, the first May was associated with other ancient and early medieval cultures on European territory and also later in the Czech Republic. The […]

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Czech Funfairs and Pilgrimages

Category: Czech Tradition

Every village has its own patron saint to whom the church in the town/village is consecrated to and each patron has his/her particular feast day every year. This special day is the exact day of fairs usually it is celebrated on the weekend. All family members come back to their parents or grandparents to celebrate […]

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Costume Jewellery in Jablonec

Category: Czech Tradition

Glass and metal jewelry were only made in one place – the Jizera Mountains in the Czech Republic. The production of jewelry was in Jablonec nad Nisou. Even though the glass and its products have been produced in the Jizera Mountains long ago, only the crisis in the sale of blown glass at the beginning […]

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Burning of the Witches

Category: Czech Tradition

The burning of witches, which takes place during the night from 30th April to 1st May is a tradition that has been celebrated since the pagan times. It is kept in the Czech Republic and also other European countries. Other name used for it is Walpurgis Night, this is used mostly by the Germans and […]

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The Tradition of Czech Spa

Category: Czech Tradition

Czech spa are some of the most popular in the world as people from all over Europe have enjoyed the country‘s mineral springs and geothermal resources for centuries. The Czech Republic is also known for being significant according to the importance of spa worldwide. The most popular spa towns are the trio of Czech towns […]

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Tramping and Tramp Villages

Category: Czech Tradition

Definition of tramping could be “completely free several-day stay in nature connected with traveling on your own feet without using any of modern equipment”. Tramping could also express some relationship between human and nature (it can be called love), as well as recognize the value of friendship. Tramping as Czech people know it today has […]

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