36th Annual Czech Days (August 15th - 17th)
Protivin is known for it's rich Czech heritage. Our town has been founded by Czech settlers in mid of 19th century, and named "Protivin" after the Bohemian town because the landscape reminded them of their home region. You may read more about history of Protivin in the History section.
Our town holds an annual weekend Czech Days festival each August where the Czech heritage is celebrated. Each winter we celebrate Masopust, a traditional Czech Carnival (Mardi Gras Style) before Lent.
Soup with liver dumplings(Polévka s játrovými knedlíčky)
Soup with liver dumplings is traditional czech soup. If your grandma still be hiding this recipe from you, get it from here.
Life in Protivin,1939-1940 (Part 1)
Watch 1939-1940 B&W Home Movies Protivin Iowa (Part 2) on Youtube.
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