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Czech Easter in Havana

(This article expired 24.04.2014.)

On the occasion of the Spring and Easter Festival, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Zajíc invited on Saturday 13th April 2013 compatriots, former students and Cuban friends of the Czech Republic to his residence. In the event were presented Czech Easter symbols and rituals, among them painting of Easter eggs and handmade “pomlázka” (a braided whip made from willow twigs), and were served some traditional dishes. The participants enjoyed the opportunity to speak Czech and remembered their former stays in Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic). Many of them tried to paint their own Easter egg. The event was held in a cordial and casual atmosphere and did prepare a platform for meetings to come.