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The Czech Republic has been called home by countless literary, arts, music and film figures, from Kafka to Dvořák to Čapek, and continues to be a haven for the classical as well as avant-garde. On top of this rich arts scene, the tumultuous history of the country’s transformation from First Republic, to Communism, to the country we know and love today inspires locals and visitors alike with traditions steeped in history and ancient folklore.

The Meaning Behind Masopust

By Sarah Jackson Prague’s yearly Masopust celebration is always a sight to behold. But do you know the meaning behind the colorful costumes and quirky rituals? Here are some of the traditions and beliefs hiding behind the masks of Masopust. Saying goodbye to … meat?...

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“How to Become Czech in 60 Minutes”

Whether you’re visiting or living in the Czech Republic, chances are you’re probably making a genuine effort to blend in with the locals. Even beyond the language, many people pick up on some of the quirky nuances associated with being distinctly Czech. A comedy at...

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Bohemia’s Rhapsody: Queenie

While the new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody encouraged a rush of renewed enthusiasm for Queen around the world, Prague has had another reason to love Queen for quite some time – Queenie. Branding themselves as concert theatre, Queenie looks and acts the part, with lead...

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Boudoir Talk

Theatre Royal's New Saturday Night Party Billy Rayner is a singer who could not care less if you actually listen to him sing. “People have a lot more fun when there’s no pressure,” says Rayner. “I just want everyone to relax and have a good time in a pleasant,...

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Humanizing History

Czech Video Game Takes an Educational Approach to History It’s undeniable the 1942 assassination of Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak army-in-exile soldiers was a pivotal moment of resistance to the Nazi regime. Heydrich, the Reich-Protector of the Nazi-occupied...

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Czech Christmas Traditions

Christmas is our favorite time of the year, especially here in the Czech Republic. If you're visiting, you should probably be aware of the basics, and some of the more quirky Czech traditions. Christmas Eve is the main day of celebration - with a big family dinner and...

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The Original Nightlife of Post-Communist Prague

Radost FX: Located in the trendy neighborhood of Vinohrady, Radost has been serving good food and good times since 1991. From its origin as a small Czech photography gallery and CD store, Radost has turned into one of the oldest and most popular nightclubs in Prague....

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Roxy: From Underground Venue to Cultural Epicenter

As the doors closed on Communism for Czechoslovakia in 1992, they swung wide open for a newly redefined nightlife in Prague. Venues like the now famous Roxy embodied the country’s new sense of freedom. Roxy may have marked its 26th anniversary this October, but the...

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Behind the Lens: Jiří Jírů and Jindřich Štreit

In the 70’s there was a popular song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” but here in Prague the Velvet Revolution was not only televised but also captured on camera. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia, we’re taking a look behind the lens of two...

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Tips of Things to do (and not do) in Prague

One of the most common refrains in travel writing these days is to “live like a local”. If that’s the case, set your alarm for a full day of office work, followed by running errands and cooking dinner for your family. Sound like a dream vacation? But we get it. The...

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