Christmas is a time of fairy-tales in the Czech Republic. The TV channels run fairy-tales day and night and the best thing is that they don’t need to look far to find them as Czech filmmakers have made dozens of excellent fairy-tales, some of which are even famous abroad.
Czech Christmas Traditions 4/4 – Last days of Christmas
We’ve talked about the advent traditions, the traditional Czech Christmas food and about how the Czech celebrate the most important day of Christmas. What’s left is to tell you what happens during the last days of Czech Christmas.
Unconventional Czech Nativity Scenes
Czechs love the nativity scene. You can find one at every Christmas fair and there are even special nativity scene museums. There are nativity scenes made from wood and those you can cut out of paper and then there are those really unusual ones and today’s post is all about them. By the way, the …
Muzika, the most traditional Czech Christmas dessert
Have you ever heard of muzika? Although it means “music” in Czech, this time we’re not referring to actual music but to a traditional Czech Christmas dessert – a compot that has been half forgotten and is prepared only in some regions. Which is a pity because it’s delicious and really easy to make. So …
Hašlerky, legendary Czech bonbons, are 100 years old today
It is December 13, 1920 and František Lhotský, a Czech businessman, just convinced the singer and actor Karel Hašler to give his surname to the empresario’s bonbons. Hašler was reluctant at first saying he didn’t want people to have him in their mouths constantly. In the end, he signed the contract and the name of …
Czech Christmas Traditions 3/4 – Most Important Day
In the first part of the Czech Christmas Traditions series we talked about the Advent traditions. The second part was all about Czech Christmas food and this time we will tell you all about the Czech Christmas traditions at the most important day of Czech Christmas, the so called Štědrý den (The Generous Day).
Christmas Nut Cookies
At Christmas, the nut cookies are one of the stars of many Czech dinner tables. Here is a great recipe by the Creative Mom, so you can make the nuts at home.
Czech Christmas Traditions 2/4 – Christmas food
In the first part of Czech Christmas Traditions we wrote about the traditions celebrated during the Advent. This time, let’s talk about the delicious food served in Czech homes at Christmas.
Vánočka, the amazing Christmas pastry
Vánočka is a typical Czech pastry traditionally made at Christmas. It’s similar to the Spanish mona, the German Stollen or the French brioche, although Vánočka is even better. It is rich in butter and eggs, lightly sweet and if you make it right, it smells and tastes fresh for two or three days (if it lasts …