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Czech Traditions

Regional specialities of Czech gastronomy are presented by the CzechTraditions project. And it is not just about the food. A long-tradition in the Czech Republic has been enjoyed by wine-making, which boldly rivals the wine superpowers of France and Italy. Rated among the best in the world, the beer produced in the country is considered to be a Czech national treasure. Traditional specialities, to be found nowhere else but the Czech Republic, are scattered around the country. Olomouc tvarůžky, crispy gingerbread from Pardubice, pickled gherkins from Znojmo, and the delicious asparagus from Ivančice are just some of many.
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Traditions, aromas and flavours

Joy from discovering the best the Czech Republic has to offer is supported by the magic of traditions, the renowned taste of the local cuisine and also by a selection of great wines or beers.
Traditions, aromas and flavours

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The traditions of Czech Advent

In two parts we would like to introduce you to some basic Czech traditions and customs that are often older than the oldest written records. Although Christianity was brought to the area of today’s Czech Republic by missionaries St. Cyril and Methodius 1150 years ago, the pagan roots of celebrating the winter solstice are still especially evident in traditional folk customs.
The traditions of Czech Advent

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Czech Easter Folk Customs and Traditions

Easter belongs to the ancient holidays of the first spring full moon, which is associated with the celebration of the arrival of spring, the resurrection of Christ, and the launch of a new agricultural year.
Czech Easter Folk Customs and Traditions

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St. Martin Traditions – Celebrating Young Wine

The feast of St. Martin is the time of year when autumn slowly turns to winter, temperatures start approaching freezing point and chilly winds often bring the first snowflakes, so it is high time to bring some happiness into our lives! The tradition on 11 November is to roast a corn-fed goose, and the first bottle of young wine is opened at precisely 11:11 a.m. St. Martin’s wines are fresh and young because they have only been fermenting for a few weeks. They usually have a spark and a lower alcohol content. There was a time that the farming year ended on the feast of St. Martin – farmers paid their workers, and that is why it was a time of happiness and abundance. Join in the celebration; it is high time to taste what this year has prepared for us!
St. Martin Traditions – Celebrating Young Wine

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Czech Christmas Traditions: Nativity Scenes, Superstitions and Carp

At Christmas, Czechs traditionally serve carp for dinner and keep some of its scales in their wallets for good financial luck, girls throw their shoes, and many other unusual customs are followed. Everything has its meaning in the Advent period. Here you can read more about Czech Christmas customs.
Czech Christmas Traditions: Nativity Scenes, Superstitions and Carp

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Czech Folk Traditions of Late Spring

Czech folk traditions in spring mostly occur in the Easter period. Winter Carnival, spring fasting and then the Easter celebrations themselves. But traditions go much further than just these spring holidays. We will show you what other traditions Czechs like to celebrate and what you can encounter in the Czech Republic during your travels including large bonfires, kisses under flowering trees and initiation ceremonies of young men, among others.
Czech Folk Traditions of Late Spring

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Advent traditions and folk customs

Christmas is a holiday eagerly anticipated not only by children but also by adults. It is a time of long dark nights, when the darkness is illuminated by thousands of lights, a time of joyful anticipation and a festive atmosphere. Today's celebrations of the birth of Jesus Christ are associated with many traditions that are influenced by Christian and pagan customs. Which customs are still alive in the Czech Republic today?
Advent traditions and folk customs

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Moravia and Silesia

UNESCO monuments, castles and chateaux, wine, peculiar folklore traditions and unique technical monuments can all be found in Moravia.
Moravia and Silesia

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Traditions and Gastronomy

Joy from discovering the best the Czech Republic has to offer is supported by the magic of traditions, the renowned taste of the local cuisine and also by a selection of great wines or beers.
Traditions and Gastronomy