Would you like to know what the Christmas season looked like in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic? Let’s take a look at the Retro Christmas from several decades ago.
Vanilla Crescents (vanilkové rohlíčky) are a regular at the Czech Christmas tables. These Christmas cookies are iconic for the holiday.
Lard cakes (sádlové koláčky) have been a little overlooked but recently, they’ve been gaining more popularity.
Coconut Wreaths (kokosové věnečky) are Czech Christmas cookies, perfect for all coconut lovers.
Visiting the Christmas Markets in Brno is a wonderful way to spend the Advent and Christmas time in the Moravian capital. Moreover, Brno was voted European Capital of Christmas 2024! Check out the photos and videos.
Perníčky, the gingerbread cookies. We all know and love them. In the Czech Republic, they are typical not only for Christmas but also Easter.
Lucky (read “lutskee”) are another peculiar character from the Czech Advent traditions.
Zázvorky (ginger cookies) are cookies typically make at Christmas in the Czech Republic. Their ginger aroma and taste is the reason for their name.
Pracny are a very typical type of Christmas cookies in the Czech Republic. Don’t let their simple looks fool you, they are very aromatic and full of flavor.
Barborky is a very old Czech tradition that persists until the present. However, there is much more to it than many people know and there’s even one particular thing Halloween borrowed from this tradition.