Christmas in Czech Republic



I’ll be doing one post a day highlighting a different country that one of YOU sent me information about. Next up for Christmas around the world Svetla from Czech Republic shares the traditions and customs of the holidays in her country.  Thank you for adding to the magic of the season!

The Czech traditional Christmas dinner is eaten during the evening of Christmas Eve. The meal often consists of fish soup (made of carp), and fried carp with potato salad. Ježíšek ‘Little Jesus’ brings presents during the Christmas Eve dinner and leaves them under the Christmas Tree. Similar to the Hungarian tradition (read here) a bell is rung which signals that  Ježíšek has come and it is time to open presents. Christmas day is spent at home but in some regions they go into the woods and leave fruits and food for the animals.

Some other traditions that they practice on this day is to have a single woman throw a shoe behind her back and if it points to the door she will leave home and get married next year.

Hope you found this fun and entertaining! As they say in Czech Republic Veselé Vánoce!

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  • Emily Duckworth
    Posted at 21:16h, 06 December Reply

    Maybe I need to try that shoe throwing tradition 😉

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