Living in Czechia

Holidays and Traditions

Posted on: Fri, 11/27/2020 - 16:09 By: admin

Czech people celebrate most of the common European holidays, but we of course have some specific ones. Also, there are some unique traditions connected to the wide-known feasts.


The new year starts with a national holiday called the New Year, or the Day of the Renewal of the Independent Czech State. It is held on the 1st of January and it remembers the establishment of the Czech Republic. On the 1st of January 1993 Czechoslovakia broke up and two new states – the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic were formed.


Posted on: Fri, 11/27/2020 - 16:08 By: admin

Shopping in the Czech Republic is easy and you can get here almost everything you want. The bigger shops (supermarkets) are open all day (even at weekends) mostly from 7 am — 10 pm. Small shops are usually open on working days from 7 am till 5 pm (however the opening hours are longer in Prague in comparison to smaller cities and villages), on Saturday from 7 am till 12 pm and closed on Sunday.

Maps of Prague

Posted on: Fri, 09/23/2011 - 17:07 By: admin

To get around the Prague, you will apreciate a proper map or city plan. There is wide range of plans and maps available at each bigger bookstore (try for example NeoLuxor at main train station or at Venceslav square). However, you can also get few plans for free…

One of the most useful plans you can get at information office of public transportation. There is a city ceter plan and also plan of public transportation. 

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