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Central Europe’s largest traditional dance festival kicks-off in Prague

Prague is hosting a major traditional culture fest this week - the Prague Folklore Days. Around 50 amateur folklore ensembles from Europe, Asia and Africa have gathered in the Czech capital to show off their musical and dancing skills to the public in various parts of the city. The event launched on Thursday and will continue until Saturday evening.

 
 
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Czech incentives scheme paying off in…

Foreign filmmakers and TV crews spent nearly 5 billion crowns last year in the Czech Republic, a jump of nearly two…

 
 
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ raises profile of…

The founders of a project to educate Czech schoolchildren about HIV and AIDS, named in honour of the late Queen…

 
 
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Lake Malawi frontman honoured to…

The band Lake Malawi will represent the Czech Republic at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Tel Aviv…

 
 
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Director Ivan Fíla on final cut…

Award-winning screenwriter and director Ivan Fíla this summer added another titular feather to his cap – that of best…

 
 
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Bizarre real-life story focus of award…

The Czech Republic’s annual Muriel Award for the best comic book of the year was given to Svatá Barbora or Saint…

 
 
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Otakar Dušek: the medallic artist…

Otakar Dušek is a designer and artist with a passion for history and historical justice – something he hopes to instil…

 
 
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Twenty years after his death Jaroslav…

Czechs are marking twenty years since the death of Jaroslav Foglar, youth movement activist and author of the legendary…

 
 
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British Embassy remembers Jan Palach…

It is not just Czechs who are currently remembering Jan Palach’s radical protest in January 1969 and the impact his…

 
 
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New book places Biblical stories in…

Christians around the world are celebrating Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. But what would it look…

 
 
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Collection for huge new St. Vitus…

For centuries, Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral, a symbol of Czech statehood, lacked a suitable pipe organ whose sound…

 
 
 
 
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