Don’t eat fish on the New Year’s Day in Czechia and other Czech New Year’s traditions & celebrations

The end of the year is slowly approaching and so it is the right time to explain to you a bit about Czech celebration on the New Year’s Eve (we call this evening „Silvestr“) and about what follows on the New Year’s Day.

You will learn about the popular snacks for the New Year’s Eve and also about the traditions such as what you should or shouldn’t eat, so that the next year is good. And I will also mention some lucky charms that are popular around this time in the Czech Republic.

Wishing you a lovely year’s end celebration and all the best for the next year! P. F. 2021! And don’t forget „Jak na Nový rok, tak po celý rok!“ 🙂

P. S. And if you haven’t done so yet, don’t forget to check also the YT channel.

Czech Kate
Don't eat fish on the New Year's Day in Czechia and other Czech New Year's traditions & celebrations
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Czech Advent and other pre-Christmas traditions in Czechia (Podcast about Czech culture)

Ahoj! Hello! Today it will be slightly different episode – the advent season is here and if you are living in the Czech Republic or if you are interested in Czech culture, you should know about the traditions that are usually taking place in the time of 4 weeks (Sundays) before Christmas.

In todays episode I’ll be talking about the Christmas Wrath, St. Nicholas, Christmas markets, Czech Christmas cookies, Peace Light of Bethlehem and other tiny peaces of Czech culture that are related to the pre-Christmas time.

It was obviously not that easy to get the illustration pictures for these in the current situation but thanks to the help of my friends (special thanks goes to Lucka, Hanka and Jirka :-)), I was able to get together photos from Czechia, Germany and Austria.

I hope that you will enjoy the podcast!

Czech Kate
Czech Advent and other pre-Christmas traditions in Czechia (Podcast about Czech culture)
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Czech legend for the times of the state of the Emergency – Blanik knights

Are you familiar with Czech legends? There are knights waiting inside of the Czech mountain Blanik waiting for the time of the highest emergency to come out and save the day! I will tell you more about this story and also about the mountain and a cave with statues of these legendary heroes. Enjoy the podcast and stay safe and healthy during these days!

Czech Kate
Czech legend for the times of the state of the Emergency - Blanik knights
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Czech names and name day celebration in the Czech Republic

Name day celebration is a pretty awesome thing. You can take a look into the Czech calendar and see who from your Czech friends has a name day today! Also, you will learn about the current popular Czech baby names and about how you can congratulate your Czech friends on their name day. Enjoy!

Czech Kate
Czech names and name day celebration in the Czech Republic
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The unusual celebration of love in the Czech Republic

Today I am talking about the way we Czech celebrate love. We have 2 dedicated days for this. The first one is St. Valentine’s day and the second one is the first of May. Here are some details from the podcast, so that you don’t have to write it down: Petřín hill – it is the place in Prague where you can go on the 1st of May Petřínská rozhledna = „the Czech Eiffel Tower“ The commemorative stamps from Czech Post office: https://www.ceskaposta.cz/sluzby/filatelie-a-postfila/prilezitostna-razitka/pripravovana-razitka The video „Láska je láska“ = „Love is love“ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71GMbzhC818

Czech Kate
The unusual celebration of love in the Czech Republic
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