Culture in Czech
Country in Central Europe.
Neighbours: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland
Flag Coat of Arms
Football and ice hockey teams
Uzun yıllar böyle kullanılan bayrağa hem Polonya
bayrağı ile aynı özellikleri taşıması hem de Avusturya
bayrağı ile aynı renklerde olması nedeni ile mavi bir
kısım eklenme yoluna gidilmiştir.
Currency: Czk / 1€= 3TL = 25 CZK
Population: 10,52 milion (2013)
Czech People: % 94,2
Slovak People: % 1,9
German People: % 0,4
The most crowded city: Prague
Religion: The second largest atheist population in Europe.
%60 of the population have no religious beliefs.
Today, some churches and monasteries unused concert hall, serves as
a museum. Dont use them as a religion
City with 100 towers
Architecture: Gothic, Roman, Baroque, Renaissance,
Modern and examples of Art Nouveau.
Religious and politics motifs.
Dvořák, Smetana ve Mozart worked.
Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)
The Guinness Book of Records:
the largest ancient castle in the world.
Area: 70,000 m2, 570 meters in length
and 130 meters wide.
The Summer Shakespeare Festivals
Charles Bridge(Karlův most)
In Vitava River
King IV. Charles – German Peter Perler in1357 &15th centry :
Gothic- between Stones there are eggs.
620 metre long- 10 metre wide : no vehicle traffic
30 sculptures on the bridge: touch them!
Musicians, painters, puppet theatres, gift shops
St. Nicholas Church/Cathedral
St. Nicholas: protector of passengers, women, children.
On December 6, he asks children if they are happy or not,
with his sledge
Today, fake St. Nicholas
Halloween: 31th October >6th December <
Christmas: 25th December
October 31- November 1 => Summer ends, winter comes.
Children wants candy, fruits, gifts from houses.
Fire : to chase evil spirits.
Masked balls, horror film sessions and trips to haunted houses.
25th December- 7th January : major festival, public holiday.
Symbolizes birth of Jesus Christ
Decoration; Gifts, sending cards
Traditional Czech films.
Golden pig: don’t eat anyhting until the dinner.
Christmas Family meal:
Fish, meat, ginger breads.
Carp (kapr), potato salads(bramborový salads).
Fish scale: under the plates to fertility.
First drinking shot, then having dinner.
Bell rings, giving the presents : for children gifts in big socks.
New year fair
Gifts, christmas decorations, special cheese, toys
Czech Tredelnik, pancakes, Christmas cookies
New year celebrations
Full of entertainment in the streets
Firework shows, wish lighthouses,
January 1th, lunch:
Lentils with sour souce (fertile)
Meat with sauce
Beer Traditions (pivo)
The most consumed beer in the World.
143 litre per head in a year.
Beer brands: Pilsner Urquell, the world's first pilsner=>
Budweiser Budvar, Gambrinus, Radegast, Staropramen, Krušovice,
Pilsner Fest: in Pilsen, 2 days fest, local music bands.
The Czech Beer Festival (Český pivní festival):
in Prague, 17 days in May. -More than 70 brands of
Happy Name Day (svátek)
Names for everyday of the year
Names for each day
Catholics and Orthodox
No new names, it’s forbbidden to be baptized by priest.
Gifts, presentes, flowers, box of chocolates especially.
No even number (2-4-6)(in funeral), but odd number(1-3-5)
6th of May: Radoslav(masculine)- Radoslava(feminen)
A festival, holiday-Rebirth of Jesus Christ, spring anniversary
End of March-Beginning of April
Coloring eggs, gifting chocolate eggs, visiting relatives
and cemeteries, tree branch braid (girls are hit to be young)
Lighting a candle, cooking easter cakes
Easter Monday: young boys give baseball cap with ball to their
girlfriends => to wish their health and beauty.
Young girls give ribbon to their boyfriends to tie baseball cap
Starts around 11.a.m until the night.
Bride and groom break plate and sweep=> to ensure their
Drinking soup with only one spoon together.
Close friends of groom kidnaps the bride => symbolizes protect her
Attached together by a scarf=> to be depented on each other.
Bride’s bridal veil & groom’s shoes are wandered around to get
money from guests to honeymoon.
Wedding soup: Broth consisting of water, bones, meat and
Cafe: local newspapers on the walls, wooden indoors, little fume.
Drink «Turek» : Turkish coffee
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