Nearly two years of social distancing, isolation, and economic distress have taken their toll on our psyche. The Czech Republic is going through a brutal third wave of COVID-19 and with it come increasingly tougher restrictions, including partial lockdowns and cancellation of Christmas markets. We are all dealing with waves of despair and sadness. All this can easily turn into depression. How can we fight it?
DANCE BRNO 2021: A Festival of Czech Professional Ballet Is Here and Tickets Are Still Available!
Are you a fan of ballet? DANCE BRNO festival is back after a hiatus of two years and it will surely make you want to put on your fancy clothes! The event, taking place on 18-23 October, offers a showcase of almost the entire Czech professional ballet scene. The programme includes performances by companies from Prague, Pilsen, Ostrava, Olomouc, České Budějovice, and Brno. Audiences will be able to see both original works and famous pieces by world-renowned choreographers.
Are You Pregnant? Telling Your Employer and Adapting Your Daily Routines at Work
For some women, announcing their pregnancy at work can be difficult or uncomfortable. There is no correct way to do it, but here are some ideas on how to increase your chances of getting a positive response (and ensuring a good return from your maternity leave).
How Having a Permanent Residence Permit Saves Your Insurance Money
If you have been living in the Czech Republic for over 5 years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit. Wondering which benefits it can bring? This article represents the first steps towards an answer. For a few months now, there has been a new version of the Czech immigration law. As of 2 August 2021, expatriates who are not covered by their company insurance won’t have another choice but to buy the PVZP insurance. In order to get the same health care insurance as any Czech citizen, you can apply for your permanent residence permit. And save some money.
JobSpin Multilingual Job Fair Face-2-Face Is Coming Back to Brno
Looking for your next job in Brno? After a one-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the popular career networking event dedicated to expats and bilingual job seekers is back. JobSpin Multilingual Job Fair Powered by Brno Daily invites all expats and multilingual job seekers to come and market their professional skills to recruiters. Professionals, students, and graduates are welcome. Plus, we will be there with a stand to offer you a free consultation about your expat-related issues.
Domeq 2 & 3: Even Swankier Coliving Experience Soon in Brno
If you were to take a walk along the Ponávka river these days, you’d see that two brand new buildings have grown next to Domeq, Brno’s unique coliving project. They are Domeq 2 & 3 – Domeq’s two younger siblings – and they will offer all of the same things as Domeq with a number of extra cherries on top, including air conditioning and balconies with a stunning view of Brno’s Špilberk castle. Want to know more, including how to reserve a unit? Read on!
Brexit 7 Months Later: Withdrawal Agreement Advantages and Rights and Duties of Brits in Czechia
Are you a British citizen? The United Kingdom has officially left the European Union on 1 January 2021. Depending on whether you lived here before that day or not, you might still be able to use most of the benefits. When are you taken as an EU citizen and when are you taken as a third-country citizen? The rules aren’t as cohesive as it may seem…
Stabat Mater Premiere Heading to Brno. Don’t Miss this Breathtaking Ballet!
Theaters in Brno are finally reopening after the pandemic restrictions being relaxed with exciting programs to make your evenings unforgettable. This fall, discover the first of the National Theater Brno (NdB) ballet this season, Stabat Mater. It has now been five years since an awe-inspiring legend of Czech choreography, Pavel Šmok, passed away. To commemorate his iconic talent, the NdB has decided to dedicate the premiere to this choreographer, who was essential to the Czech independent dance scene of the second half of the 20th century. The premiere will take place on 3 September at Mahen Theatre. And thanks to our partnership with the theater, we are bringing you information on how you can purchase tickets a whole month in advance!
Petrov: a Worldwide Symbol of Brno and Why Its Bells Ring an Hour Ahead
The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul is probably the first thing you will notice upon your arrival to Brno. The city of Brno is full of beautiful churches, 45 to be precise, but the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul stands out from the rest and embodies one of the symbols of the town. If you’ve heard of Brno, chances are you’ve also heard of “Petrov”. This impressive monument was built on the Petrov hill from which it gets its nickname. No matter where you stand in Brno, the cathedral is looking down on you and has been doing so since the 11th and 12th centuries.
Put Netflix on Hold and Enjoy a Summer Open-Air Cinema in Brno
Summer is a great time to get off our couch to enjoy an open-air movie session during a refreshing evening. You can find several open-air cinemas screening at various places throughout the city of Brno. Pick the film genre that suits you best from a vast selection: Comedy, romance, action, horror, adventure, fantasy, or documentary. And no need to speak Czech to go! Spend an unforgettable evening alone or with your partner or friends in one of the fabulous open-air cinemas in the city.