Tag / History | Traditions
Is it a motorcycle? Is it a car? It is more like a car-cycle. Velorex was a manufacturing cooperative in Solnice, Czechoslovakia. They were the builders of a small three-wheeled car which was produced from the 1950s until 1971. My parents have shared fond memories of putting around in this vehicle and how they took a...
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...
The following is a series of photographs from the Bohemian city of Pilsen where the world famous Pilsner beer was born. To read a complete history on the beer (which we think is very interesting – including a view of the famous ‘Devil in the Cellar‘, we suggest you also read this page. This segment...
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...
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...