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9-8-2020, 20:13 UTC
Photo gallery: Easter meals and customs
 



Carolling in Moravia. Carolling in Moravia.


Clapper. The sound of clappers and rattles substituted the toll of bells on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Easter stuffing or "hlavicka" or "sekanice". Typical Easter or Spring meal made of semolina, eggs, smoked meat and Spring herbs.


Easter cake. Easter cake.


"Pucalka" - fried pregerminated green peas. Traditional Easter meal, served either hot or cold, salty or with honey. Birds were baked/roasted on Palm Sunday and were used to welcome the Spring.


Birds "Karasky" or "jidase" symbolise in folk tradition the rope Judas used to hang himself.


"Jidase" "Jidase"


Easter egg cookies. Easter decoration.


Corn husk dolls. Easter decoration.


Easter decoration. Easter decoration.


Easter decoration. Easter decoration.


Easter decoration. Easter decoration.