Survey suggests Czech Easter traditions in decline

Only 21 percent of Czechs today make pomlázky, the symbolic whip made from willow branches, suggests a survey for the Median agency conducted for the news site Fewer people decorate their homes and paint Easter eggs than in the past, the survey indicates, while seasonal carol singing is considerably less common.

The poll suggests that Czechs most commonly – 40 percent – regard the Easter holiday as a primarily a symbol of the coming of spring.

Some 22 percent of respondents said they attended a church service in connection with the holiday.

Author: Ian Willoughby