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Who The Hell Are YOU? …and what are you doing here…?

  Ever been asked this question? Of course you have. It pretty much lends itself to the expat life. Whether you’re travelling through Kuala Lumpur or getting settled in Budapest, at some point people are going to want to know. Unfortunately, it’s not always the easiest question to answer. Some people plan everything to the […]

17th November – Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day

For many expats living here in the Czech Republic, it is a struggle to adjust to the new routine of national holidays, different from those we know growing up in the US or the UK. One day, you wake up expecting a normal day, but when you walk outside, all the stores are closed, the […]

School year 2015/2016 is here!

For most children and young adults in the Czech Republic autumn means the beginning of the new school year— new books, new friends, new teachers, new subjects.   The love of learning is a long-held tradition in the Czech Republic. In the Middle Ages, Prague was known as one of the most respected centers of […]

Picnic with PraguExpats

      Dear clients, partners and friends of PraguExpats, we would like to invite you to celebrate our 3rd anniversary with us! It has been 3 years already and we would like to see you and thank you for your support in person. We will meet in the park Riegrovy sady and have this […]

City of BEER … Plzeň

Pilsen, or Plzeň in Czech, is the third largest city in the Czech Republic. Located in West Bohemia, Pilsen is one of the oldest cities in Central Europe, dating back to 976. It has been a crossroads for trade, one of the leading industrial cities in the world, and a melting pot where Jewish, Czech, […]

Burn some witches and kiss your true love

Witches and roses may seem to be two completely opposite things to most Americans, but here in the Czech Republic, they mark two of this country’s beloved holidays— Čarodějnice/Pálení Čarodějnic (The Witches or the Burning of the Witches, respectively) and První maj (May Day), which are celebrated with bonfires, heavy drinking, and lovers kissing. Although […]

Easter (or Velikonoce) is right around the corner!

The beginnings of spring means one of the Czech Republic’s biggest holidays, Easter (or Velikonoce) is right around the corner. During the Communist era, Easter was celebrated more as a generic Spring holiday than a religious holiday. And for many Czechs today, Easter is not a Christian holiday, but a non-religious Czech holiday. Czech celebrations […]

Valentine’s Day is a hot phenomenon these days in the Czech Republic.

Although historically, Czechs have not traditionally attached any special holiday significance to February 14th (besides the Feast of St. Valentine for more traditionally-Catholic Czechs), the Czech Lands have been quick to adopt this primarily-American holiday following the 1989 Revolution, especially among members of the younger generation. Older Czechs (and quite a number of young people) […]

It’s time to work on those resolutions for 2015

So the New Year has come and gone, and now it’s time to work on those resolutions for 2015.   Perhaps the most common new year’s resolution is to get back in shape. And while that might be difficult in the Czech Republic (with all the wonderful beer and sausages that you’ll find everywhere) there’s […]