Jiří Trnka was a prominent Czech visual artists and one of the founders of Czech animated movies. His illustrations accompanied several generations of children.
Witty princesses, brave princes and a few unforgettable devils…These are the most famous and legendary Czech fairy-tales!
Ash Wednesday is the first Wednesday after Masopust and it’s the first day of the Lent period. Let’s see what the Czechs used to do (and some still do) on this day.
The Day of St. Valentine as a celebration of love doesn’t have a long tradition in the Czech Republic, although nowadays, it’s as popular with young people in love as it is with merchants.
You know the tune, you probably sang it at some point but what you perhaps don’t know is that the song that you might know as “Beer Barrel Polka”, “Rosamunde” or under another name is called Škoda lásky and it’s a Czech song.
Leek soup is one of the traditional Czech soups. It’s easy to make from very little and it warms you up in winter.
Vdolky (also dolky) are traditional Czech fried pastry from leavened dough that are usually served with marmalade on top.
Koblihy are traditional Czech fried pastry with filling, traditionally prepared at several festivities.
Boží milosti are Czech fried festive cookies from unleavened dough typically served at masopust or Easter.
Celestýnské nudle are a delicious soup insert – noodles made from savory pancakes.