Czech Christmas traditions are many and this one is deeply embedded into the culture of the Czech people and it includes a bottom dwelling freshwater fish called carp or "kapr" in Czech.
A time-honored tradition of the traditional Czech Christmas feast is to get your carp early which is great because several days before the 24th carp sellers pop up around the country.
The carp sellers (or stalls) consist of several large vats filled with live carp in water. There is a large table where the carb is killed and prepared if you like. But to stay true to the tradition you will want to buy the carp fresh a day or so before and cook it fresh on the 24th. The folks who buy it live quickly take it home, fill up their bathtub and can you guess what happens next?
It will unofficially become the family pet for the days or hours leading up to the traditional Christmas meal. The whole family usually delights in this process, and children and pets are especially fascinated with the floppy fish creating a commotion in the tub.
This "kapr" glass Christmas ornament features:
- 2.5" tall glass fish with white face and orange-red body with blue glitters
- Double-boxed for shipping
- Mouth-blown and hand-painted
Width: 5 in.
Depth: 2 n.
Height: 2.5 in.
Handcrafted in the Czech Republic, shipped from Ohio!