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The religious meanings behind Easter were suppressed under the Communist regime.
Today, modern Czechs are again strongly aware of the Christian meaning behind Easter, although Easter has still not become a serious religious holiday.
The village of Josefovice at one time had to have at least one person named Joseph in every house.
There are other male names in modern times which have take over in popularity, but there are over 260,000 Czech men today named Joseph. Joseph's Day is celebrated across the country and televised on Czech media each year.
This becomes a sort of competition to see who can build the largest bonfire.
A large ugly doll portrays the witch and is paraded throughout the village.
Pussywillow and Czech traditional belief is that young, live pussywillow twigs are thought to instill youth and health to anyone who is whipped with them.
It is common practice to make a pomlázka (from the word pomladit meaning to make younger), which is a braided whip constructed of pussywillow twigs.
One of the most common Czech male names is Joseph and has been the case for many years.Traditionally, all children are given a name from the name day calendar and this custom continues into modern times.This way, each person in the country has the chance to receive a gift on their own name day each year.The Burning of the Witches, April 30: This custom takes place on the evening of April 30th as Czechs build bonfires and create an effigy of the legendary witch who perpetuated winter.The old belief was that witches' powers diminished as the weather warmed.