Holidays

Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Easter in the Czech Republic lasts two days - Easter Sunday and Monday. Easter Sunday is celebrated in the spirit of joy and delight in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Monday is not associated with any special Christian festival, but rather with folk traditions. It is a day when young lads whip young maids so that they are healthy and cheerfull for the entire year to come. The Easter whip is made of braided willow twigs decorated with ribbons. As a reward, girls give boys decorated eggs called kraslice.

Victory in Europe Day commemorates the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Third Reich.

Slavic missionaries Cyril (Constantine) and Metod (Methodius) came to Great Moravia

Jan Hus Day is celebrated to commemorate Jan Hus, an early 15th century Czech priest, theologian, and reformer. He advocated church reforms, such as using Czech as the liturgical language, aligning the church's practices with teachings contained in the Bible, limiting the power of the church to spiritual matters, and stopping the sale of indulgences. Consequently, he was excommunicated from the Catholic Church in 1412 for insubordination. He was summoned to the ecclesiastical Council of Constance in 1414, where he was ordered to recant his teachings. Refusing to comply, Hus was burnt at the stake on July 6, 1415. Over the centuries Jan Hus has become a powerful symbol of an independent Czech national identity.

Marks the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918.

Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and especially the demonstration in 1989 in Prague considered to mark the beginning of the Velvet Revolution.

The Czech Republic is a place where Christmas has still not completely lost its true meaning. Presents are not delivered by Santa Claus here, but the little baby Jesus, certain old customs are still maintained and you can smell the magic of Christmas in the air. Festive decorations, and with a little luck even some snow, then guarantee unforgettable experiences. If you prefer the spring, you can come and spend Easter here. This is also linked with many customs that are still upheld, which fascinate foreigners with their diversity.

Experience Christmas in Czech style on Christmas Eve (24. 12.). Christmas Eve is celebrated one day's fasting (anyone who fasts will see a golden pig - bringer of luck in the evening). At the end of this, Christmas Eve Dinner is served up (fish soup and fried carp with potato salad). After dinner, the family goes to the Christmas tree adorned with decorations, under which are presents, which are delivered in the Czech Republic by the little baby Jesus. After the family dinner has ended, it is traditional to take part in a Christmas midnight mass.

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