Czech Christians celebrate Easter Sunday

Christians in Czechia are celebrating Easter Sunday, one of the most significant days in their faith’s calendar. With regard to folk traditions, many Czechs eat a meat-based lunch on the Feast of the Resurrection, breaking a long symbolic fast, while eggs are painted for the following day.

Easter Monday is more closely associated with customs linked to the arrival of spring. These include males lightly “whipping” females with switches braided from willow branches and adorned with ribbons.

Author: Ian Willoughby