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:
Hromnice 2012 - clear, blue sky
It is October 31, the fall colors are fading and November is upon us. The Daylight Saving Time ended today in the Czech Republic and we are now officially on our way to winter. They say it is going to be a harsh one, judging by the early arrival of ravens and, as some Czech press playfully writes, by the fact that the meteorologists in Brno-Žabovřesky are adding insulation to their building (let’s remember that the Czech government’s Green Savings Programme is in full swing and styrofoam-clad buildings can be spotted quite easily these days).
We like to bring you pictures and here are a few taken recently by Jeff.
Ravens at the Pardubice Train Station
Fall in the Havlíčkovy sady park in Prague
Two dogs with their people walking in Havlíčkovy sady
A country road in Moravia
Fall view with a stream in Moravia