There are many traditions connected to Easter in the Czech Republic, but just a few of them are still living in majority of society. And most of those are connected to Easter Monday even the most important day for Christians is Easter Sunday. So, which traditions are still kept even in Czech "atheistic" society?
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Open-air museums are very popular part of Czech heritage. There is one called Michalův statek (Michal's farm) in Pohleď in Vysočina region, not far away from our home. They are presenting life as it was in 19th century, including local traditions. We visited it today and I made some photos there which I want to share with you.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
There is plenty of villages in the area of what is today called Czech Republic which were known under two different names in the past, one Czech and one German. This was caused mainly by presence of two large groups of inhabitants in the area. This fact has its roots deeply in the middle ages.
There are thousands of Czech surnames. Some of them have Czech origins, other German, some of them are easy to understand, some of them not...
When you are searching for a family in Bohemia or Moravia and you don't know where the family was from surname often helps. There are ...
Translation of Czech first names into English is often discussed topic. There are some name which are easy to translate, as Anna, Jan or Zu...