“Na Zdravi,” literally meaning “for health” is the Czech toasting line. It is what “cheers” is to Americans. During our recent trips to Moravia, my husband’s hometown, my son was always a spectator to what the adults are doing at the dinner table. Since there was always a celebration involved, there was always reason to do “Na Zdravi”, preceding every drink.
While my husband and I were having dinner with our son yesterday, we were amused at how he acted on the dinner table. When I gave him his drink, he kept on saying “davi, davi.” I thought he wanted some particular food, so I gave him whatever was on the table. He got a little bit frustrated and started to cry. Then I realized what he wanted when he held out his drinking bottle. He wanted to do “Na Zdravi.” Oh this little Moravian!