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Stirring East Bohemia traditions

Walking a Judas

It was Jidáš (Judas), who betrayed, and a parade of boys 5-15 years old reminds that in almost 30 villages in Eastern Bohemia. On Holy Saturday, the boys cover one of them with a mask and entangle him in hay, straw or hempen. The parade perambulates in a village, walking Jidáš, with rhyme judges his betrayal and boys are rewarded in single houses.

This long time lasting tradition is recorded in a list of intangible objects of traditional and folk culture in the Czech Republic.

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