Witches Night: Crone-burning season comes to the Czech Republic

Read more at: Christian Science Monitor

Czechs, like much of northern Europe, celebrated the end-of-winter festival Thursday night with Halloween dress code and 4th of July fare. This year’s spring equinox has already come and gone in the northern hemisphere. But here in the Czech Republic, May 1 is celebrated as the first day of spring. And that means it's time to burn some witches. (In effigy, of course.) In popular Czech culture, spring's arrival is not determined by astronomy or meteorology, but by ancient folklore that turns April 30 into a revelry of faux witch-burning across the country.
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