Tag: prague

  • The terrifying Czech Christmas tradition of Mikuláš

    The terrifying Czech Christmas tradition of Mikuláš

    There’s a lot of things I love about Czech culture, but there’s nothing quite as amazing as the annual Christmas tradition of Mikuláš. The event kicks off the Christmas season and gives kids nightmares for weeks. Who is Mikuláš? Mikuláš is Czech for St. Nicholas, and Old St. Nick’s day is celebrated on December 6…

  • The Feast of St. Martin in the Czech Republic

    The Feast of St. Martin in the Czech Republic

    When I’m not trying to force Halloween on people who are not interested, I like to embrace local traditions and holidays. So this year, I traded in Thanksgiving for the Feast of St. Martin, which is celebrated widely all around Europe. The Medieval holiday is observed annually on November 11. Here is why. Who was…

  • How Las Adelitas brings Mexican culture to Prague

    How Las Adelitas brings Mexican culture to Prague

    As a Cuban girl from Miami living in Prague, almost nothing makes me feel more at home than Las Adelitas. I discovered Prague’s popular Mexican restaurant last year, and immediately knew it was legit because everyone spoke to me in Spanish. Evidently, there’s a significant Mexican population in Prague, many of whom are first generation…

  • Finding Halloween in Prague

    Finding Halloween in Prague

    On my crusade to celebrate my favorite holiday, I ventured out once again in Prague in search of a real Halloween party. And luckily, this time I found it. From my experience last year, I knew most people wouldn’t wear a costume, and if they did anything, it would be put on some sloppy ghoul…

  • The small ways Europeans make life happier

    The small ways Europeans make life happier

    Sometimes it’s hard to explain why life in Prague is so much easier, fulfilling, and happier. I think it’s probably because there is not just one big reason, but a lot of little ones. Europeans show their own happiness and share it with others constantly in how they interact with people. They’re reliable I’m not…

  • Where to get costumes in Prague

    Where to get costumes in Prague

    I’ve come to accept that if I go out for Halloween in Prague, I will be one of the only people dressed up. But that’s really not going to stop me from doing it anyway. And Prague actually has a lot of great places to get costumes all year round, which makes costume shopping really…