Weekly Image Of Life: Easter Time

Today I have some shots connected with Easter in Czech Republic and Prague for Weekly Image Of Life: Easter Time.

Despite the fact that Czech Republic is very secular country, also here we have Easter services, this one from St. Salvator Church at Klementinum complex.

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Easter Ceremony at St. Salvator Church, Klementinum

Mostly the feast is the great opportunity to decorate city squares and have Easter markets, as this one at the Old Town square.

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Old Town Square – Easter Market

“Kraslice” are the real egg shales. The name comes from the Czech word “krásný” = beautiful and “krásný” comes from Slavonic/Russian word “krasnij” = red. Look at the next gallery and you won’t be surprised, that kraslice are mostly red. There are many decoration styles, every village has its own style and method and ornament shapes, which are used for centuries.

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“Kraslice” – Easter Eggs

Important for Easter Monday, “pomlázka”. Pomlázka is a stick made from willow canes and the word comes from: “mladý” = young, “omladit/pomladit” = make younger. Therefore, on the Easter Monday mornings boys are visiting girls and they make them younger with their “pomlázka’s” and girls are giving back the eggs and ribbons. Look at it from other perspective here.

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Pomlázka

About Czech Christmas gingerbread tradition you can read here, and for Easter we have special gingerbread shapes as well :-).

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Easter Gingerbreads

Eggs are all around us, also like a colorful candles.

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Eggs od candles?

And easter time is also important, as the spring is coming to Czech Republic and flowers start to bloom and smell, it is beautiful!

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Spring is coming

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CadyLuck Leedy
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 13:41:07

    Katy, I live those red eggs and ribbons of many colors. Tell me do you celebrate May Day?

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  2. Sheila Morris
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 14:42:14

    These images are truly beautiful, and I like them even more because they illustrate the cultural differences between Prague and Montgomery, Texas. I’m embarrassed by the Easter eggs we dyed! Yours are inspirational for next year!! 🙂 Thanks!!

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  3. Life with my Czech
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 15:09:35

    Hi Katy, looking forward to exploring your blog 🙂

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  4. viveka
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 16:27:51

    How pretty the ginger breads are … we have them for Christmas. Such a lovely gallery again .. and the cherry tree is blooming, who nice .. up here it will take at least 3-4 weeks. And you Easter eggs are pieces of art. Thanks for a colorful post.

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  5. Tish Farrell
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 16:50:19

    Thank you so much for sharing Prague so colourfully and intimately. You are a true guide.

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  6. sustainabilitea
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 18:01:57

    I love the trees in the market and of course, the eggs. Very lovely. I enjoyed the brief visit to Prague!

    janet

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  7. ideflex
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 18:43:24

    So beautiful!

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  8. ilargia64
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 18:51:41

    Oh Katy! Really a great post!!!! I love the “Kraslice” so much! With so many patterns!!! Here we have the same tradition…I think it is great, specially for children…They enjoy a lot!!!
    And the images of the flowers are so nice! I like very much the second, like a sea…

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  9. Su Leslie
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 22:42:33

    Beautiful photos. I particularly loved the one of the easter eggs. We have no tradition of painted eggs here in New Zealand (cheap chocolate is king!!!), so when my son was little I would boil lots of eggs with dye and then invite the neighbourhood kids to paint them. We would then take them to one of the volcanic cones that are everywhere in Auckland, and have competitions to see whose egg would roll the fartherst, last the longest, etc. Lots of fun – and a great way to engage the kids in something that wasn’t just stuffing their faces with chocolate.

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  10. smksutthida
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 03:09:36

    love to see those colourful easter eggs. lovely post!

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  11. elPadawan
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 20:00:47

    Very nice. I didn’t see the Easter market by day,only by night… Not quite the same 🙂

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  12. Island Traveler
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 08:06:48

    Belated Happy Easter. Your post just breathes with life and joy. Full of vibrant colors and inspiration. The Kraslice, so unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing all these. A perfect Easter celebration. Have a blessed day.

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  13. poppytump
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 18:38:38

    The Eggs oh the Eggs Katy just gorgeous 🙂 Great colours all round !

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