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13-8-2020, 08:36 UTC
Easter 2006

Various rattles and other loud home-made wooden instruments are associated with Czech Easter tradition. What role do they play?

a) they summon people to church, because the bells fall silent on Holy Thursday
(The bells remain silent until Easter Saturday, when they are rung during the singing of the Gloria.)
b) they are carried by young girls to let the villagers know that the carol singers are on the way
c) they are used to accompany traditional Easter carols


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