In Eastern Europe, the mistletoe plant can be seen on so many bare-branched trees this time of year. The Christmas tradition of kissing under the mistletoe is of British origin and is mostly known only in English-speaking countries.
But it also occurred to me that Slovaks need no instruction on this matter. As it is during any time of the year, so many young lovers, with nowhere else to go, meet outside if only to escape prying eyes for the very purpose of sharing a slow kiss in the dark. So if these lovers happen to find themselves beneath such a tree, they might actually be perfecting a tradition which they know nothing of.