Thursday, 24 October 2019

The old tradition of pig-slaughter feasts still observed around the country

Radio Prague |
22 February 2019

If you visit the Czech countryside at the start of the year you are likely to receive an invitation to attend a "zabijačka" – in other words a pig-slaughter feast; a centuries old tradition that is still observed in many parts of the country. While for some it is a barbaric practice that has no place in the present-day, for others it is an important part of village folklore that brings people together.