THE BURNING OF THE WITCHES (ČARODĚJNICE)

ČARODĚJNICE

ČARODĚJNICE

Burning of the witches (ČARODĚJNICE) is a spring  tradition here in Czech Republic every 30th of April every year. Just so you know, it was my very first time this year to witness this kind of tradition; so I was confused, curious, and also was so excited to finally be part of it. J

We went to “Hubertka lake“, with my in-laws; 20 minutes drive from city of Jihlava. Nieces are wearing their costumes, and their faces were painted like a real witch, and wearing their pointed hat. J  We spent almost four hours together

We were all gathered together to witness this tradition, like other families does. There was a bonfire located in the farm in between trees, and then they made something that looks like a witch; it was made by stick or wood, tied her up on her broomstick, then they put pieces of garments on it to look like a dress, and then put some hat on the head. They believed that if they continue doing this tradition, (Burn something that looks like a witch) the power of witch will weaken and they will finally get rid of the cold weather, and warm weather will finally get started.

THE BURNING OF THE WITCHES

THE BURNING OF THE WITCHES

As I witness for a very first time; they started burning the witch after sunset, and darkness was started. When fire started, people are gathered to watch, and then music started, and people are roasting their sausages on and before burning the witch; some people are dancing in the bit of the music (Kind of celebrating) then when witch was finally burned, they started the fireworks display.

ROASTING SAUSAGES BEFORE BURNING THE WITCH

ROASTING SAUSAGES BEFORE BURNING THE WITCH

THE INFORMATION WRITTEN ARE ONLY BASE ON MY OBSERVATION. 🙂

So while we were spending time together, I just enjoyed the place as it was really peaceful, and good for campfire with family.

HUBERTKA LAKE

HUBERTKA LAKE

So I guess see you there, next year for another  “The Burning of the witches“. 

 

2 comments on “THE BURNING OF THE WITCHES (ČARODĚJNICE)

  1. Pingback: Burning Of The Witches 2013 (Pálení Čarodějnic) | Anickaworld

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