CZECH THANKSGIVING – ST. MARTIN’S DAY 2016

Celebrated on November 11th, Saint Martin’s Day is the European equivalent of American Thanksgiving. The timing comes just after wheat seeding is complete and cattle are ready for slaughter. Harvest season is just the right time to hold the Feast of Saint Martin.

Read the full article on Prague.TV’s website. The best place to discover Prague, like a local!

http://prague.tv/en/s72/Directory/c203-Restaurant-Guide-Prague/n7527-Czech-Thanksgiving-St-Martin-s-Day-2016

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WHY DO YOU GET THE DAY OFF ON OCTOBER 28TH?

We get so excited when public holidays give us a three-day weekend that we don’t always take the time to research the significance of the date. On October 28th 1918, Czechoslovakia gained independence from the Habsburg Austro-Hungarian Empire. So, what do you need to know about this day?

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http://prague.tv/en/s72/Directory/c212-Relocation/n7454-Why-do-you-get-the-day-off-on-October-28th

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MAY 1ST – THE CZECH VALENTINE’S DAY

„Večerní máj byl lásky čas“ or May twilight the time of love is the motto for May 1st, the day of love. Czechs couples celebrate the day by going out into the nature and kissing under a blooming cherry tree or birch. They also visit the statue of Karel Hynek Mácha who is known as the poet of love.

Read the full article on Prague.TV’s website. The best place to discover Prague, like a local!

http://prague.tv/en/s72/Directory/c200-Party-Nightlife/n5758-May-1st-The-Czech-Valentine-s-Day

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WHY CZECHS BURN WITCHES ON APRIL 30TH (ČARODEJNICE)

April 30th is an exciting day for Czechs of all ages who gather by a fire and celebrate the arrival of spring. Witch burning (Čarodejnice), also known as the night of the witches, stems from an ancient tradition.

Read the full article on Prague.TV’s website. The best place to discover Prague, like a local!

http://prague.tv/en/s72/Directory/c200-Party-Nightlife/n5605-Why-Czechs-Burn-Witches-on-April-30th-Carodejnice

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Good Friday: Czech Republic’s New 13th Holiday

January 1st was a night of celebrating the New Year and Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State, but once the fireworks died down and people opened up their 2016 calendars, they realized that 5 out of the 12 official bank holidays are on the weekend.

Read the full article on Prague.TV’s website. The best place to discover Prague, like a local!

http://prague.tv/en/s72/Directory/c212-Relocation/n5201-Good-Friday-Czech-Republic-s-New-13th-Holiday

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Easter in the Czech Republic

Easter is a popular Christian holiday celebrated by many around the world. However according to the 2010 Eurobarometer Poll, Czech Republic is the 5th most atheist country in Europe. According to this poll, 16% believe that there is a God, 44% believe that there is some sort of spirit, and 37% don’t believe in any type of spirit, God or life force. But Czechs still love to celebrate Easter and have many unique customs, some involving whips…

http://blog.foreigners.cz/easter-in-the-czech-republic/

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