Czech Christmas

Radio Prague International prepared for you selection of articles on Christmas traditions.

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    Czech Christmas


    The period of Advent coincides with the commemorative days of a number of saints, which also include a number of other popular customs and superstitions.

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    Czech Christmas Today

    Czechs begin preparing for Christmas early, preferably by the middle of November, at which time they already have money saved that they want to spend on Christmas.

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    Traditional Czech Christmas

    The winter holidays, which climax with Christmas Eve, begin with the season of Advent, which is actually a period of preparation for the Christmas holidays.

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    Czech Christmas

    Nativity Scenes

    The first Nativity scene appeared in 1223 in Italy, when Francis of Assisi brought in a live donkey and ox, and held Christmas mass at the manger as he would at the altar.

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    Christmas tree

    The first lighting of a Christmas tree was in 1812 in the Prague villa of the director of the Theater of the Estates, Jan K. Liebich.

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    Christmas glass decorations

    The Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou presents the exhibition "Christmas glass decorations: Past, present, vision"