Czech Holiday Traditions: St. Nicholas Day Explained

As the holiday season draws near, it’s a fun time to compare and contrast the traditions of your home country with the traditions of the Czech Republic. While there are many similarities throughout the world, there is one tradition that marks the beginning of the holiday season that baffles foreigners: St. Nicholas Day. While many people who celebrate St. Nicholas day associate it with candy-filled shoes, you’ll notice that it’s celebrated very differently on the streets of Prague and in Czech homes. Here’s what you need to know in preparation for the week’s festivities.

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