Anniversary of the Week
December 1996: Lednice-Valtice Area wins place on UNESCO list
December 7 will mark exactly 25 years since the Lednice-Valtice Area in South Moravia has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
November 28, 1931: construction work begins on Barrandov film studios
On November 28, 1931 construction work started on the Barrandov Film Studios which were to become one of the biggest and most modern studio facilities in Europe.
Nazdar! Czech greeting has fascinating history
November 21 is World Greeting Day. One particular Czech greeting – Nazdar – has a colourful history.
80 years since Nazis started deporting Czech Jews to Belarus
The wartime story of Czech Jews is often told in connection to the Terezín and Auschwitz, but tens of thousands were also deported to Belarus and the Baltic states.
180 years since the birth of the publisher of the largest Czech encyclopaedia
Without question, the publication of Otto’s Encyclopaedia (Ottův slovník naučný) marked among the most important chapters in Czech publishing history.
Painter Mikuláš Medek, born 95 years ago
The communists banned him from staging exhibitions. Today, he is considered among the most important Czech painters of late 20th Century, and his works sell for millions.
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