Friday, 26 April 2019

Life

Masopust - a carnivalesque, movable feast before the fast

Radio Prague |
28 February 2019

"Masopust", the time of carnivals which historically ended on Ash Wednesday, is the oldest continuous holiday feast in the Czech lands. In terms of cultural memory, it is also the longest still transmitted – its significance and meaning passed down from generation to generation.

Brno's public transport to celebrate 150th anniversary

Brno Daily |
27 February 2019

The first horse-drawn tram left the Moravian Square on August 17, 1869. Brno is celebrating this anniversary with numerous events throughout the year.

Ginfest marks its fourth year

Prague TV |
27 February 2019

Ginfest by Barlife will take place for the fourth time on Saturday in Vinohrady Pavilon. The festival aimed at the general public offers tastings and seminars.

Czech kayaker on crossing Europe

Radio Prague |
27 February 2019

Nearly four years ago, in April 2015, Czech adventurer Jiří Oliva set off on a journey to fulfil his dream: travelling around Europe in a kayak. Originally, he planned to cover over 20,000 kilometres, but after three and a half years "on the road" he decided to make a shortcut and return back home.

Honest Guide: Great live music

Prague TV |
26 February 2019

Best live (and sometimes free!) music in Prague? Here are our favourite venues, enjoy!

Letná ice rink attracted 89,000 skaters

Prague TV |
26 February 2019

This winter was the third consecutive year that the city provided an ice rink at Letná, and it proved popular. From the beginning of December to Feb. 23, it was visited by 89,000 people, an increase of 12% compared to the previous year.

Jan Zajíc - the story of "human torch number two"

Radio Prague |
26 February 2019

On February 25 1969, five weeks after Jan Palach, another man set himself alight in protest to Czechoslovak apathy following the Soviet invasion of 1968. The name of the second human torch was Jan Zajíc, a high school student from Šumperk.

Mondays Like Fridays

Prague TV |
25 February 2019

Come to Chapeau Rouge for some fun

Operation BLÍN - One of the StB's greatest intelligence heists

Radio Prague |
25 February 2019

During the 1960s as the Warsaw Pact sought to change the balance of military power decisively in its favour it employed a largescale disinformation to fool NATO about its strength and intentions. One of the enterprises conducted to support this deception effort was Operation BLÍN.

Jeseníky - a tough but beautiful mountain range

Radio Prague |
25 February 2019

They may not feature sharp alpine peaks, but the Jeseníky Mountains are beautiful in their own right.

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