Happy Easter everyone!!!
We started our Easter yesterday with an amazing trip to Roznov pod Radhostem and visited the village museum. It's an old village (some houses more than 200 years old) that was completely built by hand using only wood. Yesterday they had their country craft fair which was awesome. Got to taste amazing food, drink great beer, and see how things were done back in the day.
Of course I didn't go home empty handed, I bought this super cute sheep and goat from a lady that has her own sheep farm and makes them out of their wool. I also got some traditional Wallachian sweets and pastries. The main one being frgal which is this huge pie that almost looks like a pizza and is characterized by its filling which is twice as thick as its dough. It comes in many flavors so you can be sure I got every single one they had , poppy seed, blueberry, apricot, and plum butter.
We will not be losing weight any time soon .
Here are some more photos from the day:
Young man making a "pomlazka" (from the word "pomladit" meaning "to make younger") - this is a whip made out of pussywillow twigs, and it is also the name of the tradition people take part in on Easter Monday. Boys and men alike make their pomlazkas and visit their family and friends around town where they symbolically whip the girls and women on their legs to make them younger. In return they are supposed to get painted Easter eggs that the girls have painted. The tradition has now changed a bit and is now pretty similar to trick-or-treating.
This is what the painted Easter eggs often look like. Those who do not want to paint their own can purchase them at the fair.
Here's a man weaving a tablecloth. I almost bought one! They were super cool!
This is a man wood carving different signs and ornaments the old-fashioned way.
Lots of beautiful handmade ceramic cups, plates, pots... so much to choose from. All of it was really well done.
Here are a few photos of the church from the outside, and what it looks like on the inside. And also what the old houses looked like back in the day and how people lived and how they got their honey :) (the last picture is of what beehives used to look like):
And this is how we wrapped the day up. The food was exceptional, and the beer wasn't bad either :) We had "cesnecka" which is a traditional garlic soup with cheese, meat, and potatoes. And we also had lamb goulash which was to die for.
Such a great day!!!
Thanks for reading,