Prague Chrismas markets are bursting with decorative gingerbread cookies.
The fish is a carp, the most recognized Czech Christmas symbol, as Czech families eat carp and potato salad as their Christmas evening meal. About 10 days before Christmas, large plastic tubs of water loaded with fresh fish swimming around appear on every other street corner. Families choose a fish from the tub, and have the choice to take it home alive and allow it to swim around the bathtub until Christmas Eve arrives.
Read more about European Christmas Markets and Reflections on Dresden's Christmas Market.