Celebrate traditional christmas in czech enjoying the Christmas atmosphered beautiful markets in prague.
The Christmas season is approaching. Dreaming of unforgettable christmas holidays at pleasant destination. Czech Republic is the popular to enjoy christmas vacations with family. Czech Christmas Eve and Christmas are celebrated on December 24th and 25th, respectively. While this special holiday is celebrated with family, visitors to the Czech Republic can also enjoy public Christmas festivities, like the the Christmas tree in Old Town Prague and the famous Prague Christmas Market. Prague, the capital of Czech Republic offers you unique way to experience vacations on christmas. There are many attraction to see during your christmas vacations. Christmas Eve is the most festive day of Christmas in the Czech Republic to enjoy vacations. Czech people spend the day with family, give presents and enjoy their traditional Christmas meal in the evening. Prague has a magical feel year-round, but during Christmas that magic is amplified, thanks to its beautiful Christmas markets. Charming wooden huts feature handicrafts, Bohemian crystal and ornaments. The Old Town Square market’s towering tree, set against Prague’s Gothic architecture, will take your breath away. Stroll with a Czech Republic beer or warm wine, or channel your inner Czech and choose a Christmas carp for dinner, quite a sight to see swimming in large tubs. The markets offer you best shopping experience during christmas vacations. Markets are open every day, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Christmas Markets in Prague
Nearly everyone wants to experience the atmosphere of the Christmas market of Old Town Square. Christmas in Prague includes lit stalls full of tasty morsels and listening to music. Some people might resent the commercial style of selling or the expensive goods, and yet this beautiful event annually attracts a huge number of Czechs and foreigners. The beautiful Christmas tree is lit up for the first time on November 30 and you can enjoy typical food and drinks, shop for little items, watch traditional craftsmanship in action, entertain the kids with little workshops and enjoy concerts from December 1 until the first day of 2014. There are other Christmas markets on Wenceslas Square or on the Square of Peace. During wintertime in Prague you can visit Prague Castle, Franz Kafka Museum or the Jewish Museum.
Celebrate Traditional Christmas
During the time of Advent several feast days of saints occur many of these have attached to them a large number of folk customs and superstitions. These traditions were based on Christian faith, but many of these pre-date the Christian era and are misted in mythology. The first feast day of a saint during advent is on the 30 November, the day of St Andrew. On this day of one of the twelve apostles and which is associated with fortune telling which is now more connected with Christmas Eve. For example, in Silesia, girls pour lead onto a spoon over a candle, and then through a cross quickly poured into cold water. From the form in which the lead hardens they were able to form an idea of how their husband to be would look like, for example: thin, fat, beautiful, ugly, or even hunchbacked. The second feast day of Advent is celebrated on the 4th of December as St. Barbara. St. Barbara was a martyr associated with the persecution of Christians in ancient times. The most popular celebration of Advent was, and still remains, that of St. Nicholas which is celebrated on the 5th December. Nicholas is celebrated on the fifth night December. The last feast day is the 13th day of December which is that of Saint Lucy. Today is the day quite ordinary but in the past was very important because Saint Lucia protect against magic and witches.
Christmas tree: The history of decorating the Christmas tree is not long in the Czech Republic. It is said that the first Christmas tree in Prague was in 1812 in the headquarters of the JK Liebich Estates in Liben. Very soon the habit of decorating a Christmas tree was taken up by the Czech nobility and bourgeois families from the 1840 of the 19th century. Back then the Christmas tree was decorated with candy, folk creations made from wood, gingerbread and baked items.
Old Bohemian Customs: Christmas Eve was once a day of fasting accompanied by a series of folk customs and superstitions from various traditions. During the daytime a strict fast was maintained. Parents promised their children that in the evening they would see a golden pig if their fasting was honestly carried out.
Aadventurous activities in Czech Republic
The country offer you many entertaining activities during christmas vacations. Can your holidays not do without hiking or cycling trips? Indulge yourself in unforgettable experiences and set out to wander around the picturesque countryside – for example of Southern Moravia along the wine trails or over the slopes and foothills of the Orlické Mountains. The Czech mountains offer a great number of experiences in summer and in winter, ranging from hiking trips to cross-country skiing in the winter. Why not set out for the Krkonoše Mountains to the source of the River Elbe or the highest mountain in the Czech Republic Mount Sněžka!
Downhill Skiing – Skiing is the best adventurous activity during christmas vacations. A winter rush in powdery snow – that is true winter in the Czech ski centres. You will discover something new here every year, ranging from stylish hotels, restaurants and cafes right on the slopes, right through to ski mountaineering trails – for example in Šumava and in the Krkonoše Mountains! Take a trip on cross-country skis along one of the many prepared cross-country skiing trails and why not also try the longest ice skating track in the world at Lipno! If you prefer sledging, you will certainly enjoy yourself on the Zvonková cesta from Černá hora to Janské Lázně!
Top Hotels in Prague, Czech
U Stare Pani – At the Old Lady Hotel
Occupying a historic building from the 15th century, the U Stare Pani – At the Old Lady Hotel is in a pedestrian zone in the center of Prague. It features free Wi-Fi access.The spacious rooms at the Old Lady Hotel include satellite TV, a minibar, and a hairdryer. Czech and international dishes are served at the restaurant. At The Old Lady Hotel also features a well-known club hosting leading performers of jazz, rock, pop, funk, Latin and nightclub music. It is accessible free of charge for hotel guests.
U Tri Bubnu
The U Tri Bubnu hotel is located in the historic center of Prague, only 55 yards from Old Town Square, and faces the house where the famous writer Franz Kafka used to live. The building is itself listed as part of the UNESCO world heritage. The hotel is very popular among guests from all over the world for its central location and the tastefully styled rooms, some of them boasting wood beamed ceilings.Within one minute you are at Old Town Square, famous for its Astronomical clock, at St Nicolas Church, at the Týn Cathedral and at lots of small and cozy bars, clubs and restaurants. All the other sights of the Golden City are as well easily accessible by foot. English, French, Italian and German audio guides for Prague city tours can be borrowed free of charge (subject to availability) at the U Tri Bubnu hotel.
Prague Boutique Residence
In a historic building in Prague’s Old Town, just 215 yards from the Orloj Astronomical Clock and the Old Town Square, Prague Boutique Hotel offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi access. The Staroměstská Metro Stop (line A) is a 5-minute walk away. Decorated in earth tones, the rooms all come with a TV and a bathroom with bathtub or shower and free Bogner cosmetic products. An electric kettle, a refrigerator and a safe are standards in all rooms of Prague Boutique Hotel. Breakfast is served daily in Apartments U Malvaze, 325 ft from and belonging to the Residence.