Ancient custom symbolises a farewell to winter

Welcoming spring and saying farewell to winter is linked to an old Slavic pagan ritual. The tradition of bearing away the Morana, a figurine symbolising death, and casting her into a river continues in many parts of the Czech Republic to this day.

Photo: ČTK / Josef VostárekPhoto: ČTK / Josef Vostárek

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