Hello, and welcome my beautiful shades! πŸ’–

Happy Monday! ✨ Can you believe it is only 3 nights of sleep until Christmas? Time flies so fast, but it is Christmas. It is time to slow down, recharge batteries, and spend some time with the closest ones and have fun. Today, I would like to show you some of the Czech Christmas traditions. Some are a bit weird, mysterious, or heartless, some were forgotten but a few ones can still witness during Christmas time in a Czech home.

πŸŽ„ THE GOLDEN PIG πŸ·

A legend says if you fast all day on Christmas Eve, you will be able to see a golden pig in the evening. It is a bit weird but very common among Czech children. As a kid, I was always so disappointed I did not see any golden pig after the whole day of fasting. 

πŸŽ„ TELL YOUR FUTURE OUT OF THE NUT-BOATS πŸ•―

One sure-fire way to predict the future is to make boats from empty walnut shells for everyone, into which a lit candle is placed before they set sail in a bowl of water. If the shell makes it across the bowl, a long and healthy life lies ahead of its captain. Any shell that sinks signals is a bad omen.

πŸŽ„ READ THE HEALTH FROM THE SLICED APPLES 🍎

Another way to foretell whether your coming year will be lucky or unlucky is to cut an apple in half. If the core has four pointy corners, bad luck is on its way to you, and five corners indicate health and happiness.

πŸŽ„ FORETELLING MARRIAGE πŸ‘ 

An old tradition says an unmarried girl should throw a shoe over her shoulder. If the shoe falls pointing towards a nearby door, marriage is on the cards for the coming year.

Do you know any of these Christmas traditions? ☃️

Ho ho ho πŸŽ…, 

Merry Christmas!πŸŽ„✨