The old belief was that witches' powers diminished as the weather warmed.Thus, in burning a witch figure, it was believed that the cold weather could be eradicated much more quickly.
Today, modern Czechs are again strongly aware of the Christian meaning behind Easter, although Easter has still not become a serious religious holiday.
Instead, Easter is celebrated as a cheerful and fun holiday.
This mass of clothing would be tied to a broomstick set aside.
After dark, over a roaring file, people would then roast sausages, play musical instruments and sing folk songs.
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