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Happy Holidays!

by Dana on December 25, 2012 · 0 comments

Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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All Souls’ Day (Dušičky)

by Dana on November 2, 2012 · 0 comments

All Souls’ Day falls on November 2nd in the Czech Republic. People visited cemeteries today to light candles and spend some time at the graves of their deceased loved ones. We have written about the tradition in our Little Souls post. Here are a few pictures from Prague’s Olšany Cemetery taken today.

A Man Visiting a Grave on All Souls' Day

Candles Lit at a Prague Cemetery on All Souls' Day

Candles on a Grave on All Souls' Day

Candles, Wreaths and Flowers on Graves on All Souls' Day

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Vinobraní and Burčák 2012

September 14, 2012

It’s that time of year again. Vinobraní, the annual Czech wine festival, where you can enjoy singing and dancing, food and wine is in full swing. A semi-fermented young wine called burčák is always one of the big attractions. Last weekend a wine festival was held in Mikulov and today festivals kicked off in Znojmo [...]

Matějská pouť (St. Matthew’s Fair) 2012

March 7, 2012

Prague’s renowned Matějská pouť (St. Matthew’s Fair) started on March 3 this year. The fair is a Prague institution and the tradition can be traced back to 1595. The Matějská has had its home at the Prague Výstaviště in Holešovice since 1963. With some 130 attractions, it is the largest fun fair in the Czech [...]

Hromnice 2012

February 2, 2012

Today is Hromnice, which is an important day for Czech weather-related folklore. It falls on the same day as Groundhog Day because both are based on the same ancient Celtic tradition. Today was sunny and clear in Prague, so we expect winter to linger. See our site for more on Hromnice: http://www.myczechrepublic.com/czech_culture/czech_holidays/hromnice.html