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.
There’s not much known about the traditions of the Grey Tuesday. Compared to the later days of the Holy Week Tuesday – just like the Blue Monday – is an outsider.
Holy Week is called pašijový týden or also svatý týden in Czech and it’s the last week of the 40 day fasting period. Each day of this week was given special names because of the very specific traditions. Let’s learn more about Blue Monday.
It was the 21st june of 1621 and the 27 leaders of the Bohemian Revolt against Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (house of Habsburg) were awaiting their execution at the Old Town Square of Prague.
They became famous during their lives and now they are legends that will live forever on the silver screen. Meet these legendary Czech actors.