Czech republic dating culture
The village of Josefovice at one time had to have at least one person named Joseph in every house.
There are other male names in modern times which have take over in popularity, but there are over 260,000 Czech men today named Joseph. Joseph's Day is celebrated across the country and televised on Czech media each year.
Traditionally, all children are given a name from the name day calendar and this custom continues into modern times.
This way, each person in the country has the chance to receive a gift on their own name day each year.
After dark, over a roaring file, people would then roast sausages, play musical instruments and sing folk songs.
After nightfall, the effigy would be brought out in the open and thrown on the fire for all to see it burn.
Pussywillow and Czech traditional belief is that young, live pussywillow twigs are thought to instill youth and health to anyone who is whipped with them.
It is common practice to make a pomlázka (from the word pomladit meaning to make younger), which is a braided whip constructed of pussywillow twigs.
Easter is one of the most joyful holidays in the Czech nation.
Easter Eggs and Kraslice Kraslice is the Czech name for the hand-painted and decorated Easter eggs that girls create to give to boys on Easter Monday.
For centuries, young boys go caroling on Easter Monday and symbolically whip girls on the legs.