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Czech Culture & Adaptation Spring

Spring fever or spring fatigue?

April 8, 2011
field of spring rapeseed

Although I initially attributed the children's tiredness to being run-down from winter, it wasn't until I chatted with a Czech friend that I realized this malady has a real name, at least in the Czech Republic: jarní únava (spring fatigue)...While I'm familiar with the term "spring fever" from my school days, as the time of year when teachers go mad because children can't bear to sit still at their desks, I'd never run across the Czech term "spring fatigue" before.…

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