The exhibition "Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God" held at Prague Castle earlier in the year has been described as one of the most important cultural events of the decade. The most valuable art works of Czech origin scattered among collectors in Europe and the United States were successfully assembled for a reconstruction of life under the Luxembourgs. The exhibition has had numerous accompanying events; one of the most interesting is the creation of a perfect replica of a medieval crane which now stands in the Castle's north courtyard. The
The weather may have taken a downturn in Prague to drizzling rain but one place they're hoping will hold out for beautiful conditions is Wilber, Nebraska, USA. This Friday will see the start of the town's annual Czech Festival, expected to draw thousands of visitors. For more than forty years the festival has celebrated the Czech heritage, showing off traditional folk costumes, polka music, and of course offering an opportunity for visitors to enjoy Czech cooking and beer. Earlier, Jan Velinger spoke to the festival's spokesman, John Fiala, on a
A group of students training to be car mechanics in the town of Tisnov have created something unique in the motoring world - a car with two steering wheels. Convicts and police officers play their annual "friendly" football game. And, why do Czechs fear weddings in the month of May? Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
Prague's famous Easter markets closed on Sunday, having recorded more visitors this year than in recent years. The Easter markets on the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square are famous for their hand-painted Easter eggs and other traditional products, such as decorated gingerbread. The folk concerts and exhibits of traditional trades are also popular with locals and tourists.
A traditional folk costume is something that can still be found in many a household, especially in those parts of the Czech Republic where folk traditions are still alive. But what do you do when your old costume is worn out or no longer fits? If you can't sew yourself, you can turn to professionals. A sewing shop in South Moravia which opened recently, says it can make virtually any costume from around the Czech Republic.
A procession of Three Kings - a re-enactment of the journey of the Three Wise Men to visit the infant Jesus - annually marks the end of the Christmas festivities in Prague. The event, which has an eleven year tradition, was the brainchild of a Spanish priest and missionary who came to Prague 13 years ago. Priest Alberto Geraldo aimed to bring a spiritual note to a holiday that has become increasingly consumer driven and, at the same time, to help the needy.
St. Stephen's Day - better known as 'Boxing Day' -- became known as such because that was when churches opened their alms boxes to hand out money to the poor, in the spirit of Christmas. In the Czech Republic, the day (in fact, the whole week) is one for feasting with family and settling down to watch 'pohadky' -- fairy tales -- on the telly. In that spirit, and as part of our holiday series, We now treat you to a look at some of the most beloved Czech fairytales on film.
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