Day 5 of Advent: St. Nicholas Day

Countless traditions come with Christmas. Do you know what is the most popular advent holiday in the Czech Republic? Saint Nicholas Day (Svatý Mikuláš) in Czech – the charming tradition of St. Nicholas falls on the eve of St. Nicholas Day, December 5. It is one of the few originally folk traditions in our country that has survived to this day. Did you know about St. Nicholas? 

Day 4 of Advent: St. Barbara’s Day

Christmas is supposed to be the part of the year when people spend time with their families and loved ones. But what about those people who are alone? What are they supposed to do? Lie in bed wearing festive pajamas the whole day and munch on some sweets and junk food while watching Netflix; basically giving up on their life? Well, it’s a solution too, however, there is something else they can do. It won’t change the person’s dire situation but it will at least help them find out if the next year will be better. And for some of us, that’s definitely something! But what does it have to do with st. Barbara’s day?

Day 3 of Advent: A Universal Recipe of Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies are named after the city of Linz, Austria and making Linzer cookies is definitely one of the most famous Christmas traditions. However, when you are trying to find a recipe online, you will get hundreds of different ones. Some of them are too complicated to gather your strength and start baking, while some of them are so simple that you start to wonder if the result will taste good.

Day 2 of Advent: Advent Wreath

Christmas wreaths are a common part of Christmas celebrations in most countries, but do you know what each of the four candles symbolizes? Can there actually be more than four candles? Where did this tradition come from? Or how you can make your own advent wreath? Don’t worry, all of these questions will be answered in this article.

Day 1 of Advent: The Calendar

The most wonderful time of the year? Yes, Christmas is here! The magical moments, festive mood and a lot of twinkling lights are back! It’s December 1 and we can finally count days till Christmas Day! We know that you – our lovely expats – come from many different countries around the world and that you may be celebrating Christmas differently. Anyway, now you are in the Czech Republic and we are so happy to have you here! So we would like to show you how we – Czech people celebrate this festive holiday and you can learn more about Czech Christmas!

Christmas Markets 2018 in Prague: Where to Find Them and What to Enjoy!

The Prague Christmas markets are one of the many Czech traditions that are carried on during that time of the year. They’re open every day from 1st December 2018 to 6th January 2019, including the Christmas Eve (December 24), Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year’s Day (January 1).

Shall We Dance? Traditionally During Masopust in the Czech Republic

The beginning of a new year carries a spirit of entertainment. During January and February, there is a common habit that people go round balls in Czechia. The season relates to the traditional Masopust  (literally meat-fast) carnival celebration. So does our GALA Night 2018!

How to celebrate Christmas in the Czech Republic

It is that magical time of the year again! It is time for celebrations, miracles, presents, festive mood and shining lights! Yes, it is Christmas time! Visitors and expats living in the Czech Republic may be wondering how do the Czechs celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, so let’s take a look how […]