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Waffles, “oplátky”, were traditionally made by teachers. They started baking them right after a celebration of St-Lucia. A few days before, pupils would run from home to home, singing a song they learnt at school and asking for the wheat.
Christmas trees started to decorate towns by the end of 18th century. But in the countryside, it was much later, the end of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th century. This tradition came from Germany.
In the past, the legs of the Christmas table were wrapped in an iron chain. This was supposed to ensure the cohesion of the family.
The hard fondants, “salónky”, that we hang on the Christmas tree originate from Hungary. They came to Slovakia in the 19th century.
It was men who used to bake Christmas gingerbread cookies in the 16th century because it…
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