Holidays

Easter Monday: To Whip or Not?

April 14, 2017
Easter stick and colorful eggs

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Why Czechs are ditching their whips to head to the cottage, walk in nature or visit castles instead

For Czechs, as in many nations around the world, Easter brings with it a wealth of traditions and customs which have little to do with the religious aspects of the Christian holiday, but are rooted in pagan rituals welcoming spring’s arrival. Until last year when Good Friday became an official Czech holidayVelikonoční pondělí (Easter Monday) was the only state holiday associated with Easter in the country.

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