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Zuzanna Szmekova Czudkova
Birth: Oct. 16, 1856
Okres Zd'ar nad Sazavou
Vysocina, Czech Republic
Death: May 15, 1923
Okres Zd'ar nad Sazavou
Vysocina, Czech Republic

Great Grandmother [seated in the middle] I am thankful to have found your birthplace and to meet your descendants. I have learned about many traditions during my visits in 2000 and 2001. Below is one that I will post so other people will know!

Robert Chudek - Chisago City, Minnesota, USA
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Every year, All Souls Day in the Czech Republic is connected with the remembrance of our relatives and friends that are deceased.

Dusicky - or "Souls" - as it is called in Czech is an annual pilgrimage that has taken place since pagan times. People travel to the cemeteries of their most beloved.

In the past, a special bread called "dusicky" (which is the same as the Czech word for All Souls' Day) was baked for beggars, wayfarers and poor people in general.

Today, graves of relatives and friends are adorned with flowers, wreaths and lit candles in memory of the dead.

On November second the cemeteries are left awash with flowers and flickering candles and it is hard to find a soul which had been forgotten.

If you are not able to come to cemetery in person you can light a candle in your window and remember your ancestors, relatives, friends who are deceased in your prayers.
Family links: 
  Jan Czudek (1853 - 1932)*
  Anna Czudkova Kantorova (1878 - 1944)*
  John Czudek Chudek (1884 - 1964)*
  Eva Czudkova Szmekova (1886 - 1946)*
  Zuzanna Czudkova (1894 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Návsí hrbitovy
Okres Frydek-Mistek
Moravskoslezsky (Moravian-Silesian), Czech Republic
Created by: Robert John Chudek
Record added: Nov 30, 2009
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Zuzanna <i>Szmekova</i> Czudkova
Added by: Robert John Chudek
Zuzanna <i>Szmekova</i> Czudkova
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