Czech family traditions

Rituals are an essential part of life for all people. The rituals are a very important aspect in everyone's life, not only because they contribute to the organization and harmonization of everyday activities and help to break away from the work stress and personal life. They are also important in the upbringing and a children education, they help to socialize. Every culture has own special traditions and rituals, this pinterest board focus on Czech family traditions.
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The Christmas season brings families and friends together for feasting, fellowship, and films. Czech television is full of films dedicated to cinematic interpretations of age-old fairy tales, some with a Christmas themes.  Many foreigners will know some of these tales such as Cinderella.

The Christmas season brings families and friends together for feasting, fellowship, and films. Czech television is full of films dedicated to cinematic interpretations of age-old fairy tales, some with a Christmas themes. Many foreigners will know some of these tales such as Cinderella.

On the Christmas Eve there are tons of treats and goodies and food, and you eat until you pop. To keep the kids from getting into all the food too soon and too much, there's the legend of the Golden Pig. Parents keep reminding their kids throughout the day that if they eat before dinner (usually around 4), then won't get to see the Golden Pig.

On the Christmas Eve there are tons of treats and goodies and food, and you eat until you pop. To keep the kids from getting into all the food too soon and too much, there's the legend of the Golden Pig. Parents keep reminding their kids throughout the day that if they eat before dinner (usually around 4), then won't get to see the Golden Pig.

Czechs do not celebrate Halloween much, they have All Souls’ Day on November 2nd - the day of remembrance for friends and loved ones who have passed away - has great significance in the Czech Republic.  Usually whole family is together visits cemeteries across the country - often traveling hundreds of kilometers - to lay flowers and light candles at the graves of their relatives and loved ones.

Czechs do not celebrate Halloween much, they have All Souls’ Day on November 2nd - the day of remembrance for friends and loved ones who have passed away - has great significance in the Czech Republic. Usually whole family is together visits cemeteries across the country - often traveling hundreds of kilometers - to lay flowers and light candles at the graves of their relatives and loved ones.

Czech christmas

Czech christmas

Czech calendars note a name on each day of the year. So, if today 's name day is Martina, then Martina is celebrating her Name Day (Svátek). Children receive small gifts on their name day and people are generally wished well. And, every flower shop has a sign announcing the name of the day.

Czech calendars note a name on each day of the year. So, if today 's name day is Martina, then Martina is celebrating her Name Day (Svátek). Children receive small gifts on their name day and people are generally wished well. And, every flower shop has a sign announcing the name of the day.

Souls Day in Czech Republic - November 2

Souls Day in Czech Republic - November 2

St. Nicholas Day. It is the only one of the old Czech Advent holidays still celebrated today. Whole family meet together and parents play this game that St. Nicholas exists. For good kids is a special time when they receive sweets and small gifts for some is quite scary event.

St. Nicholas Day. It is the only one of the old Czech Advent holidays still celebrated today. Whole family meet together and parents play this game that St. Nicholas exists. For good kids is a special time when they receive sweets and small gifts for some is quite scary event.

The picture how does the traditional families look like.  Quite a norm mothers are cooking and raising the children while fathers work. It's common to see fathers pushing strollers on the weekend giving mom a break.   Czechs are fairly conservative by nature. Maybe it's the long history of struggles, but Czechs know how to save, reuse and harvest.  Also, compared to many Western countries, Czech Republic has a more balanced work and play relationship.   Page about Czech family.

The picture how does the traditional families look like. Quite a norm mothers are cooking and raising the children while fathers work. It's common to see fathers pushing strollers on the weekend giving mom a break. Czechs are fairly conservative by nature. Maybe it's the long history of struggles, but Czechs know how to save, reuse and harvest. Also, compared to many Western countries, Czech Republic has a more balanced work and play relationship. Page about Czech family.

Before 1989, Valentine's Day was practically unknown in then-Czechoslovakia and most Czechs traditionally marked May 1st - not only as International Labour Day - but as a day for lovers. Even now, on the first of May young couples are recommended to kiss under a blossoming cherry tree to ensure a year of good health and good luck.

Before 1989, Valentine's Day was practically unknown in then-Czechoslovakia and most Czechs traditionally marked May 1st - not only as International Labour Day - but as a day for lovers. Even now, on the first of May young couples are recommended to kiss under a blossoming cherry tree to ensure a year of good health and good luck.

In general, Czechs are less satisfied with their lives than the OECD average.

In general, Czechs are less satisfied with their lives than the OECD average.

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