New York and London Introduce Czech Culture to the World (New York a Londýn Představili Světu Českou Kulturu)

12 01 2009

Manhattan New York

The Czech Republic is getting lots of attention during its EU Presidency. During its six month presidency rotation we can expect many activities organized by the Czech government. The theme for this presidency rotation is “Europe without Barriers.” To prove the barriers can be overcome, two concerts in London and New York were performed by musicians from different countries or by people that have never played together before. The outcome of both concerts was very positive – all musicians were able to communicate with each other without long practice and preparation and the audience was thrilled.

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New Czech TV Station Started Today (Nová Česká Televizní Stanice Dnes Spustila Vysílání)

11 01 2009

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It is probably shocking for many Americans and other foreigners that the Czech Republic has so few TV channels. During communism, Czechs could only watch two channels that were ran by the communist Czech TV. Of course, there was no cable or satellite TV. The first TV after the velvet revolution was Nova TV that was later followed by Prima TV. Before today, the Czechs could watch channels by the companies named above. Today, however, a new television company has started their broadcast – TV Barrandov. It is a private television company that received a proper license for digital TV broadcast.

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In Remembrance Of Zora (V Upomínku Na Zoru)

9 01 2009

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Zora Pergl Blanche-Cary

It is with great sadness that we pass on to you the information that our dear friend Zora Blanche Pergl-Cary passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on December 12, 2008 from heart failure and other complications. Zora was an American with a Czech heart. She really loved her heritage and many people of both Czech and Slovak origin loved her bubbling personality and her passion for Czech culture, music, language, cuisine and more. Everybody loved her cute newsletter that she creatively named The Dumpling Newsletter.

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It Is Finally Official! (Je To Konečně Oficiální!)

8 01 2009

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EU Flag (www.timeanddate.com)

Even though the Czech Republic assumed the EU presidency on January 1st, the celebrations with EU and Czech government officials was scheduled for the 7th of January. The EU officials spent the whole day in Prague to experience the Czech cuisine and learn about our culture, and in the evening they had a chance to attend a celebration ceremony in the National Theatre in Prague. Many politicians, diplomats and other important figures attended this event; however, the Czech President Vaclav Klaus was absent.

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See the Czech Republic in Less Than 10 Minutes (Spatřete Českou Republiku za Méně Než 10 Minut)

8 01 2009

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Prague Castle (www.15wheelsetcongress.com)

After our successful video post with the Czech Christmas fairy tales, were are adding another video sequence about Prague and the Czech Republic. We have selected two slideshows and two videos. All of them have something special about our country including famous politicians, movie stars, models, writers, conductors and more. Beautiful pictures of countryside, castles and cities don’t need explanations at all. The videos will either bring you back home or introduce this beautiful country to you for the first time. Enjoy!

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Hluboka Chateau (www.15wheelsetcongress.com)

Po našem úspěšném příspěvku s Českými vánočními pohádkami vydáváme další video kolekci o Praze a České republice. Vybrali jsme dvě prezentace a dva videa. Všechny videa mají něco o zvláštního o naší zemi, včetně slavných filmových hvězd, modelek, politiků, spisovatelů, skladatelů a dalších. Krásné obrázky krajiny, hradů a měst nepotřebují vůbec vysvětlení. Tato videa vás buď přivedou zpět domů anebo vám poprvé představí tuto krásnou zemi. Pěknou zábavu!

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Jan. 6th – Three Kings Day (6. Leden – Svátek Tří Králů)

6 01 2009

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Three Kings (www.studenec.cz)

Based on Czech and Slovak traditions, today is the last day, also known as the twelfth day, of Christmas. The 6th of January is celebrated as the Three Kings Day. During this day you can see children walking the streets caroling in their neighborhoods. It is also common today for many organizations to use this festive day for humanitarian activities to help others.

The three kings of three different countries, also known as wise men from the east, saw a bright star on the night when Christ was born. They followed it to Bethlehem and met the baby Jesus, to whom they gave three gifts: gold, myrrh and frankincense. Their names were Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar. Based on biblical stories, the three men represented three life stages – history, presence, and future (young, middle-aged, and old king). The oldest man also had a dark face that represented the shadow of death. Read the rest of this entry »





Woodrow Wilson Monument to Return to Prague (Návrat Památníku Woodrow Wilsona do Prahy)

5 01 2009

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Wilson monument in Prague

How many of you know that there was a monument to an American President in Prague? Yes, there was a statue of Woodrow Wilson located at the main train station in the center of Prague. The monument was destroyed by the Nazis in 1941 and was forgotten for more than 60 years. A new project, initiated by American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR), will renew this monument in Prague to remind us of the close ties the Czech Republic and United States share.

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