Nádivka is a typical Easter stuffing served in the Czech Republic at Easter. It’s also a very typical spring recipe as it makes use of all the herbs that just recently started growing.
Mazanec is sweet pastry baked in the Czech Republic at Christmas. This is a beginner-friendly recipe.
Live Nativity Scene in Rajhrad brings together hundreds of people each year at Christmas.
Vánočka, houska, štědrovka…these are just some of the names of the famous Czech Christmas pastry. Read on if you want to learn more about its history and all the names given to it over the centuries.
Easter Monday (Velikonoční pondělí) or also Red Monday (Červené pondělí) is the culmination of all the folk celebrations around Easter.
The Easter Sunday is called Velikonoční neděle or also Boží hod velikonoční (“God’s Easter Time”). It is a time of great celebration after the long Lenten period.
Bílá sobota (White Saturday) is the last day of the Lenten period and here are some of the Czech traditions connected to this day.
Holy Friday or in Czech Velký pátek (Great Friday) is the peak of the Lent period. In the Czech Republic it’s a day of Christian as well as folkloric traditions.
The Holy Thursday is actually called Green Thursday or Zelený čtvrtek. And the traditions on this day are connected to food!
The Wednesday of the Holy Week before Easter is called škaredá or sazometná. The first one means “ugly” while the second word would be translated as “on which the soot is swept out.