Preciosa – Bohemia crystal glass products sold the world over
Hand-made Bohemia crystal-glass and glass jewelry have a centuries old tradition and are among the country's leading export articles.
Work of Czechia’s famous twin artists on display in Kutná Hora
An exhibition presenting the life’s work of the twin sisters Jitka and Květa Válová got underway in Kutná Hora earlier this month.
The period of Advent coincides with the commemorative days of a number of saints, which also include a number of other popular customs and superstitions.
Czech Christmas Today
Czechs begin preparing for Christmas early, preferably by the middle of November, at which time they already have money saved that they want to spend on Christmas.
Traditional Czech Christmas
The winter holidays, which climax with Christmas Eve, begin with the season of Advent, which is actually a period of preparation for the Christmas holidays.
The first lighting of a Christmas tree was in 1812 in the Prague villa of the director of the Theater of the Estates, Jan K. Liebich.
Christmas glass decorations
The Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou presents the exhibition "Christmas glass decorations: Past, present, vision"
Peas will grow there once again: New “Mendel greenhouse” opens in Brno
The newly-restored greenhouse in the Augustinian abbey where the father of modern genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel, cross-bred pea plants, opened to the public on Saturday.
Czech band Vltava's new album asks: Is life all fun and games?
Czech band Vltava recently released a new album, much to the delight of their fans who have been waiting six years since the last one.
Josef Mánes: the pioneer of modern Czech art
Josef Mánes left a rich legacy to the Czech Republic - but also fell afoul of a mysterious curse. Find out more in the first instalment of our new series on Czech painters.
November 17 celebrations promise Pussy Riot, Hong Kong activist and letter from Dalai Lama
This year’s celebrations of the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution will see the Concert for the Future host famous Russian music group Pussy Riot and many other artists.
Andrea Vytlačilová: up-and-coming young fashion designer on dyeing with avocados
Andrea Vytlačilová is only 26 years old – but already has an extremely impressive CV. An up-and-coming designer, she was one of Forbes Czechia’s 30 under 30.
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