The Czech Year (Czech title: Špalíček), also called A Treasury of Fairy-Tales, is a 1947 stop-motion-animated feature film from Czechoslovakia. It was a puppet filled film about the folk customs of Czech people.
The film was the first feature film directed by Jiří Trnka, and it proceeded to win several international awards and make his name famous in the animation world.
The traditional customs and tales of a Czech village are depicted in six separate sequences: “Shrovetide”, “Spring”, “Legend About St. Prokop”, “The Fair”, “The Feast” and “Bethlehem”.
Here below is a set of lovely vintage photos of the puppet film The Czech Year in 1947.