Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday

Easter isn't really a religious celebration over here. Especially since the ČR is one of the most secular nations in the world. The communists must have really beat it out of them. In the U.S., most people celebrate Easter Sunday and go back to work on Monday. In Czech, Easter Sunday (Neděle velikonoční) is just a day to prepare for Easter Monday. The girls are busy decorating eggs and the boys are putting the final touches are their pomlázky.

1 comment:

  1. Czechs deffinitely are less religious than Americans, but I don't think they're any less religious than the rest of Europe (if you don't count the Poles or Irish). In Europe, the church is seen as an organisation carrying traditions which has very few (or little?) in common with religion. ;-)

    Here in the Czech Republic the most people I know don't actually believe in God, but they do believe in "something else". They don't feel the need to be members of a church, because the tradition has been broken.

    If that makes any sense... :-)