#LifeInCzechia November 17 holds special significance in the history of the Czech Republic. It commemorates two events of great importance – the International Students’ Day and the Freedom and Democracy Day. These milestones happened 50 years apart. What are they about? Why has this day become a national holiday? Let’s find out in the article!
Cultural traditions often reveal the unique beliefs, values, and histories of a society. While death is a universal experience, the way it is commemorated varies greatly across different cultures. Let’s explore and compare three distinct celebrations that honor the deceased: All Souls’ Day in the Czech Republic, Halloween in the United States, and the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Each one showcases the diverse ways in which people remember and celebrate those no longer here.
#LifeInCzechia Did you know that it is scientifically proven that it is vital for people to just stop and stare at water? It is an extremely relaxing activity for our brain. We might not have a sea in Czechia, but we do have a beautiful dam in Brno, famous for the number of activities you can do here. Whether you are going for a walk, picnic or run, Brno Dam is a place where you can enjoy your sunny day!
#LifeInCzechia Every year, there is a couple of special days when we celebrate and commemorate historically or spiritually important events. These days are called public holidays and they differ in every country. On a public holiday, we usually don’t go to work or school and the stores are closed. However, on some days, the stores can be open. Do you what to know when? Keep reading and find out more!
#LifeInCzechia Christmas is upon us and even though the majority of Czechs is irreligious and doesn’t go to church, we sure do love our Christmas traditions. In this article you’ll learn about how we celebrate Advent, get some tips on where to attend Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve in your city, and finally find out who is Ježíšek and how can a small baby deliver all these presents anyway?
#LifeInCzechia Moving to a foreign country is already difficult and being a member of a minority can complicate matters even more. If you’re a foreigner who’s also a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you may sometimes feel lonely or even encounter discrimination in Czechia. June is upon us, which means it’s almost pride month. And we’re here to give you a couple of tips on queer-friendly events you definitely don’t want to miss this summer and early fall.
Christmas markets all over the country have been canceled. However, that doesn’t mean foreigners have nowhere to turn if they want to soak up the Czech holiday spirit. For example, did you know that Czech Netflix offers a selection of Czech movies with English subtitles, including a handful of stories perfect to watch in winter time? In this article, we introduce 5 of our personal favourites.
Summer is already here and with it comes high temperatures. At this time of the year, we are all seeking cool and shade. Are you running out of ideas about what you can do during summer in Brno to hide from the heat? To help you cope with these high temperatures, here is a list of 5 places where you can cool down and relax in Brno and its surroundings.