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. Continue reading