2st Christmas Holiday (Christmas Feast and St. Stephen's Day) - 26th December
On St. Stephen's Day, children, students, teachers, and the poor used to go around people's homes singing Christmas carols. Nowadays, families stay at home and relax or visit relatives and friends to share the special time.
New Year Day, Restoration of Czech Independence Day - 1st January
beginning of a new year.
We also celebrate the establishment of the independent
Czech Republic. It happened in 1993 when Czechoslovakia split into the Czech
Republic and Slovakia
Valentine’s Day - 14th February
14., on Valentine’s Day, boys and girls send each
other anonymous greeting cards called valentines.
Detail - Christmas
Date/Seasons of the year
Christmas was originally a christian holiday. It was associated with the birth of Jesus Christ.
We celebrate Christmas in winter, exactly from the 24th of December to 26th of December.
At the present Christmas is mainly connected with giving presents. The 24th of December
some people don’t eat all day and hope to see a gold pig in the evening. We have Christmas
dinner and then we go to the christmas tree where are presents.
Some families maintain
traditions like cutting an apple, dropping boats, lead pouring, kisses under mistletoe or
singing christmas carols.
At the midnight we can visit midnight mass.
Symbols of Christmas are for example christmas tree, bethlehem, baby jesus, presents, apples
At Christmas Eve dinner we eat pea soup and carp with potato salad. People also bake