Czech Christmas Day

by - 9:00:00 AM

Hello guys,

OH-MY-GOD! It's tomorrow!! Tomorrow is Christmas Day and I can't wait to wake up and finally enjoy the day! The day I waited for … How long? Oh yeah, a whole damn year. ๐Ÿ˜‚ And because of that I thought it would be nice to take you throughout the Christmas Day in my family. Hopefully you will enjoy as much as I do. 

23rd of December

Our Christmas tradition actually begins day before on 23rd of December. This day is very important to prepare everything for the next big day. Because I have a young brother who actually believes in Baby Jesus, we do everything to make him believe for a few more years. The day before, me and brother always help Baby Jesus to decorate Christmas tree, because we understand that he has a lot of work to do. We always listen Christmas carols or watch a  Christmas movie with hot Christmas tea. And how we decorate our tree? We never can't miss hanging gold coins from chocolate with balls and lights. On top of the trea is always topper with two or three balls, no star. When we are done with decorations, the very last step is putting gold or silver all over the tree (gold or silver is actually gold / silver paper shreded in long strips). After decorating Christmas tree we set Bethlehem on dresser in family room, decorate the whole room with little Christmas decorations and of course cookies and sweets must be on table. In the evening after my brother falls asleep we put presents under the tree, close the door to family room, so it can't be opened untill Baby Jesus ring the bell.

24th of December

Morning
Everyone usually wakes up at the same time (around 8 am), because we always sleep in one room (tradition and plus because my room is behind the family room, which is closed). We enjoy first hour in bed talking about the day, singing carols, or just playing games. After that we all sit around dining table where we eat home made vรกnoฤka = sweet bread with hot cocoa or coffee. When we are done, it's time to spend some time with my brother (mom is always in the kitchen preparing lunch and potatoe salad for dinner). Me and brother usually play some games or watch youtube videos, this year I'm betting that we are gonna play Pokemon Go, because he is obsessed and when I said obsessed, I mean more than obsessed. I've never seen anyone like that with this game in my life. ๐Ÿ˜…

Sweet bread (source)

Afternoon
Lunch is ready, so everyone is going to sit to the table again. We always have two courses - pea or lentil soup and main course - Kuba (I have no idea if it has translation to English, but I would translate it as Jacob). Kuba is old Czech food as knows food of poor people. This food is very simple, only hulled grain with mushrooms and peas, because tradition says you shouldn't eat meat till Christmas dinner, if you keep this promise you will see gold pig (another tradition). After lunch we wash all dishes and clean kitchen. Then we have time to get ready for a walk and the evening. So  we usually put some makeup on and do our hair. Now it's time for coffee. Me and mom are addicted to caffeine, so we always enjoy are coffee break. If we are not super full we eat some sweets as well. Around 3 pm we go for a walk. This is common tradition in Czech. We walk, talk, look at the decorations, if it's snow we make snowman or angels. We all love this time.

Kuba (source)

Evening
Christmas Eve is the most magical time of the year. After we come back home from the walk, we change our clothes for something more festive and elegant. Mom starts to fry the carp and me and brother set the table - plates, glasses, knives, forks, drinks, potatoe salad, napkins - plus light the candles, play Christmas carols, … Just everything what we could possible need during the dinner, because there is tradition that no one can leave the table untill everyone is done with the food. Dinner is ready - the best meal of the day (potatoe salad and fried carp). After food, me and brother go to his room, close the door and race with floating candes while mom is "playing" Baby Jesus - turn on the lights on Christmas tree, light the candles, … you know, just preparing the surprise. Brother is always super nervous and impatient. When finally Baby Jesus ring the bell, we can finally open the family door and enjoy the beauty. We open our presents, while we watching Three Wishes for Cinderella.

Floating candles - everyone has one candle (mom, me, brother and 3 cats last year)

Baby Jesus rang the bell


I would like to wish you guys Merry Christmas with lots of love! I hope you enjoy the day as I do with family and people you love. Please, enjoy this holiday as much as you can, because this is the most magical time of the year. 
I'd like to thank you all for staying with me, reading my blog, and letting me to join your blogger community. I appreciate it so much. I hope we will see each other in 2017 alive with full eneregy! I love you so much and wish you the best!


PS: For cat lovers, I wish you Merry Christmas with no disasters! Believe me, I know what you guys going through, our six cats become evil cats when it comes to lights and Christmas tree! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Love, Michelle <3


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6 Comments

  1. Oh wow your Christmas sounds so special- I love your traditions xx

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  2. This was so interesting, thank you for sharing! Crazy how different Christmas is both within and across countries. Lovely post x

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    1. It is crazy but lovely, I enojy reading about different traditions as well. :) Thank you

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  3. Such a lovely Christmas post, people in the UK just don't get that our Christmas is so early and so weird haha! I mean we have a BABY JESUS! I never thought it was odd until I'd moved to the UK and now I think it's just so strange x

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    1. Totally get it! When I was talking about Baby Jesus in USA, everyone was like WTF? and laughed so hard. :D

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