Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Name Day, Božena! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Božena.  Happy name day, Božena!
The name Božena is of Czech origin and means "happy".

One of my favorite Czech novels was written by a Božena...Božena Němcová.  She wrote Babička in's the story about a young girl named Barunka and her childhood with her grandmother in the countryside. The book was inspired by Němcová's own childhood in the village of Ratibořice, where she lived with her parents, siblings, and maternal grandmother.