Mushroom Hunting in the Czech Republic: A Beloved Tradition

#LifeInCzechia Mushroom hunting is more than just a hobby in the Czech Republic—it’s a cherished tradition that brings families and friends together. Every year, from late summer to early autumn, Czechs head into the forests with baskets in hand, searching for edible mushrooms. Let’s explore why mushroom hunting is so popular and how you can join in the fun.

What Makes Saints Cyril & Methodius Day Special In Czechia?

#LifeInCzechia Saints Cyril and Methodius Day, celebrated on July 5th, is a significant holiday in the Czech Republic. It honors two important figures in Czech and Slavic history—Saints Cyril and Methodius. Let’s explore who they were and why this day is so special.

Celebrating Witch Burning: Czech Republic’s End-April Fest

#LifeInCzechia As winter waves goodbye and the air fills with the promise of spring, the Czech Republic embraces a unique and lively tradition known as Čarodějnice, or Witch Burning Night. Held on the evening of April 30th, this celebration marks an important date in the Czech calendar, heralding the end of cold days and welcoming the warmth of spring with open arms and fiery festivities.

Celebrating Easter Across Europe: A Rich Tapestry of Traditions

 All over Europe, people get excited for Easter and have different ways of celebrating it. This makes Easter special in each country, showing off Europe’s rich mix of cultures and history. From the quiet walks in Spain to looking for eggs in the UK, every place has its own special way to celebrate Easter. Let’s take a closer look at how some countries in Europe enjoy this spring festival.

Advent Wreaths, Midnight Mass, and Who the Heck is Ježíšek? Czech Christmas Explained

#LifeInCzechia Christmas is upon us and even though the majority of Czechs is irreligious and doesn’t go to church, we sure do love our Christmas traditions. In this article you’ll learn about how we celebrate Advent, get some tips on where to attend Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve in your city, and finally find out who is Ježíšek and how can a small baby deliver all these presents anyway?

Czech National Pastime: Picking Mushrooms, Berries, and Herbs

#LifeInCzechia It’s harvest time, which means the land will be giving us a lot of its riches, from grains to fruits and mushrooms. And as an expat living in the Czech Republic, you should know that Czechs are passionate pickers! Join us and plunge into the woods and sides of the roads to gather what you can and use it to make some delicious treats, from teas and jams to syrups and liqueurs!

Day 10 of Advent: Hot Wine

Is this your first year to spend Christmas time in the Czech Republic? Or, have you already been at Christmas markets in the country or in other European countries before? If so, you must notice this special drink, Christmas hot wine. It’s like a pop star at every Christmas market. People are drinking and chatting around the place where it is sold so you never miss it.

Day 9 of Advent: 5 Never Disappointing Xmas Gifts

Christmas is just around the corner, shops just reopened meeting the coronavirus countermeasures and so you are probably wondering about the ideal gifts for your loved ones. Don’t forget that Christmas is about coming together with the closest family and having a jolly and amazing time. Gifts are just the extra bonus! Anyway, if you love to give gifts to your friends and family members, let’s take a look at some Christmas gifts ideas that Czech people usually find under the Christmas tree. Maybe you’ll find inspiration here!