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3/28  VOJTECH KACEROVSKY, CZECHTOURISM, EASTER TRADITIONS IN CZECH REPUBLIC, CHRIS PIERCE, HERITAGE

3/28 VOJTECH KACEROVSKY, CZECHTOURISM, EASTER TRADITIONS IN CZECH REPUBLIC, CHRIS PIERCE, HERITAGE

VOJTECH KACEROVSKY FROM CZECHTOURISM TALKS ABOUT EASTER TRADITIONS IN THE CZECH REPUBLICCzech Easter Folk Customs and TraditionsThe most important Christian holidays are approaching!Easter belongs to the ancient holidays of the first spring full moon, which is associated with the celebration of the arrival of spring, the resurrection of Christ, and the launch of a new agricultural year.Traditional customsIn addition to the painted Easter eggs, the osier stick, a switch plaited from fresh willow branches and adorned with ribbons, is a Czech Easter symbol. On Easter Monday boys and men go caroling and symbolically whip girls and women with the plaited osier sticks. According to folk traditions, the whipping is supposed to bring women beauty and freshness throughout the year. In some regions, they also still keep the rattles custom. From Thursday to Saturday boys walk around the village houses making noise with theirwooden rattles, thereby summoning believers to church instead of bells, w

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