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Tag / History | Traditions
Czech-Matchbox-Graphics
Nothing like a little propaganda for your pocket. The following food themed Czech Matchbox Graphics labels create a miniature gallery of Czechoslovakian society under the rule of communism. Matchbox labels from the former Eastern bloc often display a remarkable degree of sophistication, elegance and artistic quality. They were, at a time, the most convenient,efficient and...
What is the first spring fair in Europe? How about the most popular and biggest fair in Prague? In the Czech Republic? The answer is Matějská pouť or for our English speaking friends, St Matthew’s Fair. The earliest record of the St. Matthew’s Fair in Prague dates back to the year 1595. It is the first known Spring...
Merry-Christmas-from-Tres-Bohemes
For many Czechs, Štědrý den (December 24th) is the most enjoyable day of the Christmas holidays. Today we wanted to share our Bohemian Christmas foods & Czech traditions. It is more significant than the 25th of December which is when most Americans celebrate. The Czech name literally means “Generous Day”, and this is most likely for the...