But Czechs still love to celebrate Easter and have many unique customs, some involving whips… It is traditional for boys and men to chase girls and women around and hit them with wooden whips (gently, don’t worry!) Or they douse them with cold water.
There are 13 bank holidays in the Czech Republic . Except for Good Friday and Easter Monday , the dates of the holidays are fixed. The “sliding holiday ” concept is not applied, i.e. when a holiday falls on a Saturday/Sunday, the following Monday is a normal business day.
In Slovakia we celebrate Easter for 5 days – from Thursday until Monday. Prior to the Easter we have 40 days of fasting which end on the Good Friday. During these days people should avoid meat. Good Friday is the biggest fast days of all.
Czech Republic Culture Mostly Roman Catholic and some Protestant, including churches such as the Reformed, Lutheran, Methodist, Unity of Czech Brothers and Baptist. There is a small Jewish community, mainly in Prague.
Demographics of the Czech Republic
|Demographics of Czech Republic|
|Nationality||noun: Czech(s ) adjective: Czech|
|Major ethnic||Czech 64.3% (2011)|
|Minor ethnic||Moravian 5% Slovak 1.4% other 1.8% unspecified 27.5% (2011)|
Its Czech name literally means “Generous Day”, probably for the wealth of food that has traditionally been served for Christmas dinner and fed to household and farm animals. Even poor families would make sure that their plates were full on this one day of the year. December 24 is Adam and Eva’s name day.
Good Friday is public holiday since 2016.
Bank holidays are often assumed to be so called because they are days upon which banks are shut, but days that banks are shut aren’t always bank holidays . The term ” bank holiday ” was coined by Sir John Lubbock, who felt there was a need to differentiate the two types of holiday .
Jan Hus Day is a public holiday in the Czech Republic on 6th July. This holiday commemorates the martyrdom of Jan Hus in 1415.
The Czechs I know all look like Americans. They vary from dark hair and hazel/brown eyes- but the typical Czech I think is more nordic looking . I think this type definitely have prominent high cheekbones, and more tend to have longer pointed noses. And fuller lips with a wider mouth.
20 Interesting Facts About the Czech Republic The Czech Republic ranks as the seventh safest country to live in the world. The country’s expat community is huge. It has the most castles in Europe . The Czech Republic is home to the largest ancient castle in the world. The Elbe River rises in the country. The Czech Republic’s highest point of elevation is Sněžka.
10 Traditional Czech Dishes You Need To Try Svíčková na smetaně (marinated sirloin) Vepřo knedlo zelo (roasted pork ) Řízek (schnitzel) Sekaná pečeně (baked mincemeat) Česnečka (garlic soup ) Uzené (smoked meat ) Guláš ( goulash ) Rajská omáčka ( beef in tomato soup )