Emil Holub, perhaps the best-known Czech explorer, was born in the Pardubice Region in 1847.His birthplace of Holice boasts the only museum in Czechia dedicated to Holub.
Victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in Czechia have written a petition calling for the resignation of the head of the church, Prague Archbishop Jan Graubner.
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In August 2023, Canada appointed a new Ambassador to Czechia, Emily McLaughlin. I met with her at the Canadian Embassy in Prague to discuss her mission.
The National Theatre in Brno has prepared a new staging of his opera Dalibor. Its British director David Pountney found inspiration in IRA man Bobby Sands.
Thanks to AI, visitors to Karel Čapek's memorial home can now hear his voice guiding them through his beloved summer residence.
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The village of Sulislav in the west of Czechia celebrated its first Masopust (Mardi Gras) in 1785 and locals have been following the colourful tradition ever since.
The “Czech hedgehog” is, as the name suggests, a Czech invention. The anti-tank obstacle dates back to the 1930s, when it was intended for border protection.
Temperatures in Czechia are currently well above the seasonal average, says Šimon Bercha, hydrologist at the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.