Tis the Season in Prague

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December 3rd 2008
Published: February 18th 2009
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Tis the season in Prague.

Christmas is coming and Prague is getting ready. The Christmas stalls are up and running in Old Town Square and at the end of Wenceslas Square. Actually there are stalls in other parts of Prague also. People are shopping. Street light posts are decorated and the temperature is falling ... but so far no snow. The food looks great and what we have sampled tasted great.

Each time we have visited Old Town Square has been completely filled with people and everyone seems happy. Parents hoist children onto their shoulders so they can see better. Everyone walks around eating the Czech version of funnel cake, ham sandwiches, bratwursts, the wonderful baked dough rolled in cinnamon sugar and more types of candy than you can ever eat. Thirsty? No problem. Mulled wine, soft drinks, beer are among the choices of drinks. You can eat too much here, but you should not have to go hungry. During one visit we saw a bride and groom walking around the square and they were still in wedding dress. On one side, in front of the Tyne Church, there is a stage with non-stop choirs and groups singing and

playing Christmas music. I was awed as I stood listening to "Silent Night" being sung in Czech. People were all over the square and the night was filled with many languages as they joined the choir.

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