If you’re from the Czech Republic or another place in Europe, on December 6th you will be celebrating the day of Svatý Mikuláš, known in English as Saint Nicholas Day.
In honour of my Czech birth and my mother, I’m devoting today’s post to the Czech singer Karel Gott.
Born in 1939 in Plzeň, former Czechoslovakia (you know, Pilsner Urquell Brewery, world-renowned beer?), Karel Gott has been active since 1958. He is a singer, actor, songwriter, and painter.
Watch this beautiful video of Karel Gott strolling through the streets of Praha (Prague), posted by Nickethe: Dny zázraků a přání, which means “Days of miracles and wishes”– O Holy Night.
Lose yourself in his spectacular voice, particularly at the climax of the song toward the end.