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.
Prague is famous for well-preserved castles, Baroque and Gothic cathedrals, medieval squares, dreamy bridges, nightlife spots, and a lively arts scene. It’s known for its centuries of history and cultural heritage, where the medieval heart of Europe can be felt in its cobblestone streets.
Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag) in Germany annually celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection after his crucifixion on Good Friday, according to the Christian Bible. People mark the day by attending special church services, giving gifts and sharing festive meals with family members.
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.
An average tourist will spend around 2500 CZK (100 EUR) per person per day . The lowest daily budget can be as low as 900 CZK if you stay at hostels, eat takeaways and use public transport. If you stay in private accommodation, eat at average restaurants but control your budget you can get by on 2500 CZK a day .
Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague Sightseeing. Wasting Time Waiting for the Cuckoo. Charles Bridge in the Middle of the Day. Getting around. Getting Pickpocketed on the 22 Tram. Getting Ripped off by Taxis. Shopping and money. Tacky Souvenir Shops. Rip-off Exchange Offices. U Fleku’s Pushy Waiters. Wenceslas Square Sausages. Restaurants on Old Town Square.
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
Easter is a festival and holiday that commemorates Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and is celebrated by Christians all around the world. According to the New Testament it is believed to have occurred on the third day (after his burial) following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary.
On Good Friday , Karfreitag in German , traditionally no church bells are supposed to ring, no songs are sung and no music should be played as this is the day Jesus was crucified.
In Germany , the Easter Holiday is a four day event, beginning on Good Friday, and ending on Easter Monday. Both Friday and Monday are National Holidays.