Sunday, December 06, 2009

Mikulas Eve

Half of Vinohrady showed up to see the trios of devil, angel and Mikulas in Namesti Miru last night. Caroline practiced her song before we headed out, but stayed nervous until her first trio checked their big book and told her she'd cleared customs - this year at least the devil wouldn't be bundling her off in his sack - and as always, the angel told her that if she sang nicely they'd even give her some candy. So she did.
On the way home we passed a trio getting ready for their big show. Here a proud Mikulas gets his beard glued on by golden angels.
This might be my favorite picture, ever.

9 comments:

deedeeinfrance said...

I love that last picture too.

lizardek said...

Magical!!

Ellen said...

One day we'll need to arrange a visit on Miklaus. Samichlaus sounds far too easy going...

And you know I love those photos!

Barrett Bonden said...

Snaps are all very well but it's the engagement on the face of a young child (Is it C? I can't be sure) caught up in something and oblivious to the outside world that moves me. The mystery of being a human being writ so distinctively.

Mary said...

I love all the photos (and the look on your girl's face) - all sparkly gold and silver and frosty looking!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

The light! The shimmer! Lovely--and I'm glad she sang well.

josh said...

Love the pictures. And now, after a brief tour of wikipedia, I now have some idea what on earth is actually going on in them. You central Europeans and your crazy traditions. I'll stick to the fat man with the elf army and flying reindeer. Much more sensible.

Julia said...

Word on the street here says those reindeer fly because the little elves nibble tiny bits of fly agaric! How much crazier is that?

I'm off to add some wikipedia links ;-) such a good idea and thanks for stopping by!

eurolush said...

Great photos! I especially love that last one, too.

Thanks for sharing some Czech Christmas traditions with us. It's fascinating!

Of course, Caroline is as adorable as always.