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Czechs mark witch-burning night around country

 
photo:  (radio.cz)
 

Burning witches on April 30-May 1 is an ancient pagan tradition which developed in various European countries including the Czech Republic. People believed witches were especially active on that night and that they flew above people’s heads and later trampled all the crops sown in the fields. That’s the reason why fires were lit with the express aim of burning the witches.

 
 
 
Author: Český rozhlas Radio Praha
 
Added: 30.04.2018
 
 
 

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