This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Czech Republic. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Czech Republic Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
On the evening of December 5, St. Nicholas legendarily descends from a gold cord with an angel and mentor to reward or admonish children. At Christmas Eve supper, a chair is left vacant for the Christ-child. After supper, candles on the tree are lighted. Tree decor includes straw and paper stars, Bohemian glass ornaments, fruits, nuts, cookies, and intricately painted eggshells--symbolizing birth. After midnight mass, children often sleep on straw by the manger, reminiscent of Christ’s birth. On January 6, Epiphany, priests write C+M+B over the doors of homes, placing a cross between letters which stand for the initials of the Magi and a Latin phrase meaning “May Christ bless this home.”