The Czech Republic lies mostly between latitudes 48°and 51°N (a small area lies north of 51°), and longitudes 12°and 19°E .
With a total area of almost 79,000 square kilometers, the Czech Republic is a medium-sized European country. Its size is comparable to Austria and Ireland and would fit inside France seven times. The country could fit 122 times within the area of the United
Boys on a horse, which is adorned with colored ribbons, walk in the village and recite poems to celebrate their king, to ask for gifts for him. The king is represented by a boy of 10 to 12 years old who wears a folk female costume.
The burning of witches
The night of 30 April to 1 May. It is a superstition where it is believed that the devil can harm people through the witches. So people makes bonfires in order to protect themself the witches´s attacks.
The first of May every girl should be kissed under a cherry blossom to preserve its beauty. Prague lovers go to the Petrin Hill to put a flower at the monument of Karel Hynek Macha (1810-1836), who is Czech romantic poet.
In autum, just after the harvest, comes the time for rest and fun. On the table was meat, poultry, cakes, bread. They eat, drink, dance and sing as well. Currently, in most towns where verbena is celebrate, they installed an atraction park. in addition, they prepare a special type of cake.
Since 998 Souls Day celebrated on 1 st and 2 st November. In some towns they prepared a special pasta called "souls" to be distributed among the beggars.
Today to remember the dead tombs are decorated with flowers, wreaths and candles.
According to popular tradition, on 4th December with the first sunlight,a man cut a twig of cherry tree that was at least ten years and he brought it to a home where lived an unmarried girl. If the branch bloomed on Christmas Eve, it meant that she would find her boyfriend next year. If the flower out before, meant that married before, each day was one month. Currently barborky represent part of the Christmas decorations.
The Czech Republic has a temperate continental climate, with relatively hot summers and cold, cloudy and snowy winters. Most rain falls during the summer. The temperature difference between summer and winter is relatively high, due to the landlocked geographical position.