Pálení čarodějnic (30 April) One of the most noteworthy traditions in the Czech Republic is its pálení čarodějnic (witch burning) which occurs every year on April 30th. Although the actual burning of witches on stakes have ceased in the 18th century, there are a handful of European countries as well with the Czech Republic who take part in burning away “the witch of winter” to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring. In the evening of April 30th, Czechs gather and create huge bonfires with what they can while preparing an effigy of a witch to be burned along with it. Most times, two large sticks would be gathered to form a cross. Then they would stuff old shirts, pantsRead more.

A hidden magical cavern in Prague? Yes, pretty much!  If you ever find yourself in the area of Petrin, whether you purposely go there because of this article or if you happen to be strolling through Petrin Park, I recommend a little hunt to find this unique spot. Located in the pit of Petrin Hill is an art gallery which is covered in ivy. There are gargoyles guarding the entrance to this three-storey house which was opened to the public in 2005.  The Magical Cavern is the home of Reon Argondian’s wicked and dynamic paintings – adding up to more than 80 works which includes paintings and sculptures to visually stimulate you. The gallery itself is an art masterpiece. What’sRead more.