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A Guide to Prague’s Autumn Art Festivals

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Prague has a reputation for stunning architecture, mouth-watering food and an endless supply of beer. As if this wasn’t enough, it also has a long tradition of cultural life. Sitting at the crossroads of the East and West, Prague has long been the cultural hub of Central Europe gaining inspiration from all around Europe.If you…

Things to do in Prague in Autumn 2019

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Prague has something to offer in every season, but if there is a period that really reveals the city in all its beauty, it is definitely autumn. It is the time when Prague’s numerous parks turn into a lush palette of yellow, orange and red, making the city look like an impressionist painting. Autumn rain…

Prague Signal Festival 2019 – How to Enjoy it Like a Local

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Autumn is the best time to visit Prague: the temperature is just perfect and the city is much less crowded. But what makes autumn in Prague even more special is the Prague Signal Festival, the city’s largest and most spectacular cultural event of the year that will take place 10- 13 October this year. The…

The perks of the 2019 grape harvest season in Prague

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Did you know that apart from beer, the Czech Republic also has a rich production of wine? In fact, our wine ranks among the best in the world and its production is accompanied by numerous celebrations. Early autumn is grape harvest season, which means plenty of wine tastings and festivals take place all over the…

Witness something majestic: Pragueʼs circus festival Letní Letná 2019

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Have you ever heard of Letná Park? Situated on a plateau on the top of a hill, the park offers stunning views of the Old Town of Prague. The place is truly charming throughout the whole year – in the spring you might enjoy the blooming nature, summer will offer some warm romantic nights, in…

Experience the vibe of Prague’s Gay Pride in August 2019

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In August 2011, Prague’s LGBT community joined in the worldwide celebration of gay pride, with a series of events held in the city centre. Ever since, this annual festival has become one of the most colourful spectacles in Prague, bringing together a wide audience of people. The 9th annual Prague Pride takes place on August…

Film festivals across the Czech Republic in 2019 that you should check out

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Another edition of the festival series brings us to films. We have already talked about food and music festivals in Prague, but what about films, aren’t they cool too? Of course, they are, especially if you get to enjoy them during a cultural celebration that brings together people with the same interest. Film festivals have…

Music festivals in Prague in 2019 you will never forget

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Last week we brought you a list of all the exciting food festivals that take place in Prague this summer. Food is great, we love food. But how about some music? Because when it comes to music, Prague definitely doesn’t stay behind! There is always something going on in our lovely city and no matter…

Food festivals in Prague in 2019 that you don’t want to miss

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Summer is just around the corner and the season of food festivals in Prague is about to begin. Get your taste buds ready because from now on, almost every weekend brings a different event devoted to food from all over the world! Food festivals became really popular in the Czech Republic over the last couple…

Why do Czech people burn the witches on April 30th?

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Springtime in Prague is beautiful. Plants are just starting to bloom, sidewalk seating spread around town, and the winter coats are shelved for warm weather clothing. But wait! Before we can feel safe knowing the warmth will stay, we need to ensure that the evils of winter are gone. “How does one do that?” you…

Easter in the Czech Republic

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If you are visiting Prague in April, you have the unique chance to witness the city during its Easter celebration. Even though the progressive citizens of Prague no longer observe the local customs in the same way their fellow countrymen do, the city still preserves a special atmosphere at this time. This year, Easter falls…

A Czech guide to romance

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The time of the year is approaching, when many people around the world will celebrate love – Valentineʼs Day. What about the Czechs, do they engage in this celebration? And what other ways of expressing love will you encounter here? Let me start this little Czech love-guide by a rather bold but justifiable statement –…

Experience New Yearʼs Eve in Prague

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Winter is almost here and the inevitable question keeps popping up in your mind – what should I do for New Year’s Eve? Of course, you can spend it with your relatives, throw a party in your hometown, or go to the mountains like you always do… but why not experiencing something completely new? I…

A comprehensive guide to Czech Christmas traditions (part 2)

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Christmas takes a lot of preparation. Czech women are crazy about tidying up for this occasion. Christmas cleaning is actually a special term in our language. It involves cleaning everything you come across at your place, including windows, no matter the weather. Even if it is freezing outside, this just needs to get done. Your…

A comprehensive guide to Czech Christmas traditions (part 1)

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Christmas in the Czech Republic involves a combination of pagan and Christian traditions. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between the two, but it doesn’t matter too much, for we love them all irrespectively. There used to be major celebrations of winter solstice already before the birth of Jesus Christ. Also known as midwinter, winter…

Happy birthday to Czechoslovakia – 100 years of independence

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On the 28th of October 1918, a new country has formed in the heart of Europe. By declaring its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia was born and it lasted for 75 years. Although the Czechs and Slovaks waved goodbye to each other in 1993, when the country was separated into two independent states, they…