It’s that time of the year again. The end of November, a month before Christmas, and that means that the first Prague Christmas market opens at Náměstí Míru. It started on Friday morning and we went to take a look. It was the same market as last year, with the same stalls selling the same merchandise and foods, with the same tree and nativity scene. But one thing was different. The weather. It was a beautiful, sunny day and it was about 13 degrees Celsius (55 Fahrenheit). The flowers on the square were still in full bloom, the lawns were bright green, people were dressed lightly and the market decorations felt out of place. It made me remember all the falls and winters I spent in California, and how hard it was for me to get into the Christmas mood there.
The unseasonably warm weather we’re having is supposed to last through November and possibly into the first week of December.