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  • Traditional natural healing - preparations of animal origine Anatomie užovky 49.817492, 15.472962

    Animals accompanied man from time immemorial and next to the means of vegetable and mineral to the healing of the applied means of the animal, which had various ways of use. From the consumption of raw animal organs, through the ways of extraction of various substances from animals until after the use of waste, bones, horns etc Another option was to healing based on some of the animal characteristics and capabilities of the (blood sucking). Part of folk medicine has been as animals domestic and wild.

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  • Traditional natural healing - preparations of mineral origin Žlučové kaménky 49.817492, 15.472962

    Preparation of mineral origine played in traditional natural healing important role. Some of this preparations are a part of contemporary official medicine today. Most important in legacy of our ancestors is watter (ordinary or holy), various kinds of sand or clay, some of industrial products (paraffin, glycerine), lime or lead. Using of preparations of mineral origin was connected with many of magic practices, important were objects with mysterios origine (thunderstone) or originate from man or animal (gall bladder stone).

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  • Tobacco in the Folk Culture dýmka 49.817492, 15.472962

    Tobacco is name of plant (Nicotiana) and product, which is produced from tobacco leaves and used for manufacturing cigarettes, cigars or filling pipes. Tobacco contains the alkaloid nicotine, which causes change of human perception. Origine of tobacco is in America (the Mayas), in the Europe came during the 16th century. In 18th and 19th century presented tobacco in the folk culture.

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  • House of Bohemian Forest (Šumava) Roubený šumavský dům 49.817492, 15.472962

    House of Bohemian Forest is a subtype of House of Southwest Bohemia, which is extended in Bohemian Forest (Šumava) and in surroundings (Pošumaví), in some places in Novohradské Mountains too. In the 18th century was this kind of house mostly timbered, during the 19th century than brick, often with decoration of gable wall.

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  • Pilsen House Plzeňský dům 49.817492, 15.472962

    Pilsen House is separated type of traditional architecture of Plzeň and surroundings. Older houses are single storey, timbered, houses from 19th century are mostly bricks. This kind of houses is characterized by baroque and classicist forms of front facade. In some regions can we find influences of traditional architecture of neighbour region (halftimbered constructions etc.).

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  • House of Chodsko Chodský dům 49.817492, 15.472962

    House of Chodsko is kind of traditional architecture, subtype of House of Southwest Bohemia, named after ethnographic region Chodsko witch is situated between Bohemian Forest (Šumava) and Czech Forest (Český les).

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  • House of Southwest Bohemia Dům jihozápadních Čech 49.817492, 15.472962

    House of Southwest Bohemia is separated type of traditional czech architecture, which contained three local subtypes: House of Bohemian Forest (Šumava), House of Chodsko and Pilsen House. House of Southwest Bohemia can we find in contemporary Region of Plzeň and partial in Jihočeský Region.

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  • The Main Year Event in the Open-Air Museum Rogatec – “Likof na taberhi” 46.225889, 15.700031

    The Likof na taberhi is the main event in the Open-air museum Rogatec. The main part of the event is the presentation of annual farm tasks, e.g. mowing grass, threshing with a flail and cow-drawn whim, log sawing and washing at the well.

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  • Dnevi teric/Days of women scutching flax 46.182198, 14.059981

    “Dan teric/Days of women scutching flax” is the event with ethnographic presentations of the linen processing which also educates people about local history. During the event processing of linen is shown; it is performed by the locals wearing traditional costumes.

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  • Setting up a Giant “Butarica” (Palm Sunday Bundle) at Janče 46.053333, 14.711667

    Tradition of making paper flowers in the Janče area dates back to at least the 2nd half of the 19th century. When people started to decorate Palm Sunday bundles with the flowers is not known, but it has been a common practice as far as local memory goes.

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  • Baďan – Podsitnianske Days of Plenty

    The village of Baďan is situated in Central Slovakia in the Banská Štiavnica district. Podsitnianske Days of Plenty is an event that connects several villages of the microregion.

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  • The Grape Harvest Festival in Sebechleby 48.275947, 18.953840

    The village of Sebechleby is located in Central Slovakia in the Krupina district. The wine-making village architecture constists of stone or wooden houses raised on top of traditional tuff cellars.

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  • The Carnival in Podlavice 48.742190, 19.108900

    Podlavice, originally a small village, is now a neighbourhood of the city of Banská Bystrica with a predominantly concrete „socialist“ achitecture, and partly also remaining rural architecture. Local Civic Committee Podlavice-Skubín and Pensioners Club Dúbrava are active organisers of events inspired by local folk culture traditions that are held in the local House of Culture. The Carnival festival with all segments of traditional ceremony is one of the most popular of all events. In addition, traditional pig-slaughtering, cibuľačka – onion meals cooking or traditional sledge competition (krňačky) are also annually organised.

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  • Emmaus Ritual in Bóly – Folk Tradition of Easter Monday 45.969502, 18.515528

    The Easter Monday Emmaus Ritual is an over a 100-year-old ethnic German tradition with a biblical theme still actively practiced in the small town of Bóly (Baranya County) in the southern part of Hungary.

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  • The Pentecostal Church Decorating in Mende 47.428583, 19.451529

    In Mende, eight poplar trees decorated with ribbons, embroidered and crocheted scarves are erected in the central aisle of the church for the Pentecost. The church service takes place with the congregation under the decorated trees. The three-day celebration was originally part of the local ethnic Slovak community’s traditions but the non-Slovak Catholics and Lutherans in Mende and the surrounding villages also participate. The custom has been inscribed on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Hungary in 2011.

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  • “Tikverőzés” Ritual in Moha – Masked Carnival Tradition 47.242967, 18.335621

    The Chicken-hitting tradition is connected to the last day of the Carnival season, also known as Shrove Tuesday. Young men in the village of Moha (in Fejér County, west-central Hungary) gather together, put on traditional masks and costumes, and proceed from house to house soliciting donations of food.

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  • Busó Festivities at Mohács: Masked End-of-Winter Carnival Custom 45.990196, 18.689724

    The busó [boosho] festivities at Mohács are an end-of-winter custom performed by persons in special masks as a ritual aiming to expel winter. The main features are the busós – frightening-looking figures wearing wooden masks and big woolly cloaks. This line of events, now a festival of national renown, includes a parade accompanied by dance and music attracting the entire population of the city, the busó groups, the craftsmen/women who created the masks and other accessories as well as musicians and dancers. These traditional festivities have been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the UNESCO in 2009.

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  • Folk Christmas 50.160270, 14.825029

    Ethnographic event held throughout the Advent and Christmas in the area of open –air museum in Přerov nad Labem. The event is accompanied by thematic exhibitions devoted to folk customs related to Christmas and Advent time in rural culture of the central river Labe basin region.

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  • The Old Town Easter Fair 50.075538, 14.437801

    One of the most visited events of the year in Prague. History of the event reaches to times before the Communist era. The market mainly presents handcrafted goods, all types of Easter-related food and drink, as well as examples of the old customs of a traditional Czech Easter. The offered goods and presented activities are, nevertheless, not always directly associated with Easter traditions; plenty of items offered here, for the commercial focus of the event, are more consumption oriented, and therefore often distant from the traditional Czech Easter.

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  • Štefan Zelko's Pottery

    The clay is dug in Puconci. It is then stored at Štefan Zelko’s home in a so-called zemeljak. The needed amount of clay is ground several times in a compressing machine. Then it needs to be pressed and kneaded manually in order to squeeze all the air out of the material.

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