Friday, 4 December 2020

Life

Christmas tree for Old Town Square selected, but fate of markets remains unknown

Expats.cz |
12 October 2020

The fate of Prague's Christmas markets for the 2020-21 season remains unknown due to the current Covid-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic, but a Christmas tree for Old Town Square has already been selected. Should the markets be held, Prague's Old Town Square will be adorned with a 19-meter-tall Norway Spruce harvested from private land in Jílové, near Prague.

Czech and international subscription boxes for your stay-at-home pleasure

Expats.cz |
12 October 2020

From books and toys to booze, there's no better time to sign up for a monthly box of comfort delivered to your doorstep.

Sokol movement's Memorial Day in honour of Nazi victims

Radio Prague |
9 October 2020

Sokol Memorial Day (on October 8) honours the memory of hundreds of members of the nation's oldest athletics association arrested by the Gestapo on the night of October 7 to 8, 1941, tortured and sent to Nazi concentration camps. Few survived the war.

Fun things to do in Prague this weekend, primarily open-air

Expats.cz |
9 October 2020

Castles, galleries closed? You can still explore world-class art thanks to a new live-streaming castle tour which debuts this weekend. Read the article for more information and get tips on outdoor activites for the weekend.

Kvitova advances to French Open semis

Reuters |
8 October 2020

Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova put in a powerful display to breeze past unseeded German Laura Siegemund 6-3 6-3 on Wednesday to reach her second semi-final at the French Open after a gap of eight years.

New photo exhibition: Images and Voices of Bubny

Romea |
7 October 2020

Exhibition in Prague's Bubny neighborhood shows newly-identified photographs of the deportations of Jewish people from Prague during the Holocaust. The exhibition series, called "Images and Voices of Bubny" (Obrazy a hlasy Bubnů), will be on view until 31 October.

February 4 selected as official Czechs Abroad Day

Radio Prague |
7 October 2020

February 4, when the famous teacher and philosopher Jan Amos Comenius left his homeland in 1628 won by a large margin with 42 percent of the vote ahead of December 23, 1989, when the wire at the Rozvadov border with Germany was symbolically cut, which received 21 percent.

Europe's tourist candy trick revealed

Honest Guide |
6 October 2020

What the hell is a "tourist candy"? Let's find out in the latest episode of Honest Guide.

'The SS Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi' stationed in occupied Prague – part II

Radio Prague |
6 October 2020

British historian Daniel Lee is a specialist in the history of Jews in France and North Africa during the Holocaust. His latest book, The SS Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi, is the story of a German lawyer named Robert Griesinger who joined the Gestapo, served in the Wehrmacht, and then in occupied Prague.

Czech AnecJoetal: How I didn't learn Czech

Brno Daily |
5 October 2020

As most expats in the Czech Republic soon realise, picking up the local language is no walk in the park, with fiendishly complex grammar and seemingly unpronounceable letters lurking around every corner. But if this is you, you're not alone! Brno Daily columnist Joe Emerson is here to sympathise.

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