The Day of St. Valentine as a celebration of love doesn’t have a long tradition in the Czech Republic, although nowadays, it’s as popular with young people in love as it is with merchants.
Lucky (read “lutskee”) are another peculiar character from the Czech Advent traditions.
Mikuláš and his companions come bearing gifts but also certain terror. Read about the Czech tradition that scares children.
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.
Lifting the Maypole is an adventurous Czech spring tradition. The pole has to be lifted, guarded and cut down and should your maypole get stolen, shame will fall upon your village…
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!