Central and Eastern Europe: A Christmas Roundup

A holiday season roundup: Tanja of Czechmatediary recalls family Christmas celebrations of her childhood, writes about the Czech Christmas Mass, and shares a recipe of Vanocka (“Christmas bread”); CzechFolks.com writes about a calorie-free yet mouth-watering way of decorating a holiday table with crocheted Czech Christmas cookies; The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia decorates a traditional Slovak Christmas tree; the POLSKI blog writes about Polish Christmas food; Belgraded writes this about the ban of Santa Claus (aka Deda Mraz) in Bosnian kindergartens: “[…] this fear of Deda Mraz is quite possibly one of the best proofs that he really does exist! Yay! In that spirit, happy holidays to all of you out there, regardless if you’re religious or not.”

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