Téma: Easter and Christmas
Many symbols are related to spring and the beginning of new life. Some of best known are Easter eggs, decorated eggs called kraslice, braided whip.
Days when Easter is celebrated have special names: Ugly Wednesday, Green Thursday, Good Friday, White Saturday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday. Girls paint, colour and decorate eggs and boys prepare their whips. The origin of this tradition dates back to pagan times. Its original purpose and symbolic meaning is to chase away illness and bad spirits and to bring health and youth for the rest of the year to everyone who is whipped.
In my opinion Christmas is the most popular festival for everybody, exactly for children. 24th December is festive day because we celebrated birth of Jesus. All day people can´t eat meat and sweets , only dishes from fish. In the morning people decorate Christmas tree and somebody may have the nativity scene under the tree. Woman prepare fish soap for lunch. In the afternoon children can watch fairytales in the TV or if the weather is good parents can go with them for a walk. At about 5 o´cloc people eat Christmas diner which contains fried carp with potato salad. During the afternoon the room with Christmas tree is usually locked and children are looking forward to hear the voice of the bell which means that baby Jesus was here. After that family go to the tree, sing a Christmas carol and open the presents. At night some people go to the church. 25th December and 26th December are days when members of family and friends visit each other.
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