The Burning of the Witches is a pagan festival celebrated on the 30th of April. It is referred to in Czech as Pálení čarodějnic (burning of the witches), Čarodějnice (witches), Filipojakubská noc (night of St. Philip and Jacob). As is obvious, it is connected to the belief in witches although nowadays it’s especially a fun festival for children. Let …
14 Interesting Facts about Czech Republic
Czech Republic has been attracting people from all over the world – tourists, students and professionals. And for many reasons. You probably know some basic information but did you know these interesting facts about the Czech Republic?
Best Beerhouses in Prague
Czech Republic is undoubtfully the country of beer. The average beer consumption is estimated at 150 liters a year per capita. There are not just many excellent beer breweries but also beerhouses which – as you can tell – are pubs focused on serving beer. So this time we will take you on a little …
Pěry – dumplings with plum marmelade and poppyseed
Here is a traditional recipe for pěry – delicious dumplings with plum marmelade povidla and ground poppyseed like from a Czech babička.
Movies that Explain Life in Czech Republic
Traveling has been a little difficult in the past year but here are some movies that explain life in the Czech Republic, including its previous eras.
Nakládaný Hermelín – Czech Marinated Cheese
Marinated hermelín or in Czech nakládaný hermelín is one of those classics you can order with beer (or without it) in most of the pubs and you can also easily make it at home, just like the Czechs do. Here’s our recipe.
Discover Znojmo, its gherkins and heart of wine
Znojmo is a lovely town just a few kilometers from the borders with Austria. Due to its location it’s a perfect place to cultivate fruit, vegetables and wine grapes and this branch of agriculture is very characteristic of this area. However, Znojmo has a lot to offer also to those who seek culture, nature and …
Poppyseed Roll – Makový závin
Poppyseed roll or makový závin is a Czech classic. Sunday tea or coffee, family celebration or just a regular afternoon, a Czech babi will whip up an excellent poppyseed roll any time. Here’s the recipe!
Slav Epic by Alfons Mucha – Masterpiece with No Equal
Let’s take a closer look at the Slav Epic – extraordinary series of paintings depicting the history of Slavs which have been the object of legal wrangling and the reason for bad blood between two cities.