Live Nativity Scene in Rajhrad brings together hundreds of people each year at Christmas.
Vánočka, houska, štědrovka…history and names of the Czech Christmas Bread
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.
Vánoční kolekce – Edible Czech Christmas Tree Decoration
Almost every Czech Christmas tree is decorated with edibles, that is probably not so uncommon but have you heard of vánoční kolekce? It’s something you won’t find outside of the Czech Republic or Slovakia.
Candle in a Nutshell – Czech Christmas Tradition
Czech families place a small candle in a walnut shell for each member and let the candles float on water on the Christmas Day and Eve.
History and Present of Christmas Tree in Czech Republic
Christmas tree is one of the symbols of Christmas in many cultures, the Czech Republic being one of them. However, not for as long as you might think.
Support Czech Craftspeople from cancelled Christmas Markets!
Christmas markets all around the Czech Republic were cancelled out of nowhere on November 26. Without any prior notice, the vendors were left with their stands stocked up and told to pack up and leave. For many of them the Christmas markets is where they make their living for the upcoming months. Here’s how you …
3 Czech Fairy-tales to Watch at Christmas
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 …