Czechoslovak centenary celebrations held the world over

October 24, 2018

Celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of Czechoslovakia on
October 28, 1918 are taking place not only in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia, but also among Czech and Slovak communities the world over. From

Věra Čáslavská’s silent protest at 1968 Olympics recalled

October 24, 2018

Thursday is the 50th anniversary of perhaps the most famous protest in the
history of Czech sport, when gymnast Věra Čáslavská looked away while
the Soviet anthem was played at the 1968 Olympics. The brave gesture came

Prague Castle: No centenary invites for those who don’t accept Zeman election

October 23, 2018

People who have refused to accept the election of Miloš Zeman have not
been invited to a ceremony at Prague Castle on Sunday celebrating the
centenary of Czechoslovakia, the president’s spokesman, Jiří
Ovčáček, said. His statement confirmed reports that some figures,

Masaryk, Beneš and Štefánik to appear Czech coins

October 23, 2018

Portraits of the founding fathers of Czechoslovakia – Tomáš Garrigue
Masaryk, Edvard Beneš and Rastislav Štefánik – will newly appear on
the 20 crown coins. The Czech National Bank is releasing the coins to mark
the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia.

Valuable Dvořák score comes home to New York

October 23, 2018

The manuscript of Antonín Dvořák’s famous cello concerto has gone on
display at the Czech Centre in New York, launching a month-long celebration
of the centenary of Czechoslovakia.

Founders of Czechoslovakia appear on CZK 20 coins

October 23, 2018

The Czech National Bank will on Wednesday issue new CZK 20 coins featuring
images of politicians Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Milan Rastislav Štefánik
and Edvard Beneš. The three played key roles in the foundation of

Prague Castle: No centenary invites for those who don’t except Zeman election

October 23, 2018

People who have refused to accept the election of Miloš Zeman have not
been invited to a ceremony at Prague Castle on Sunday celebrating the
centenary of Czechoslovakia, the president’s spokesman, Jiří
Ovčáček, said. His statement confirmed reports that some figures,

Prague museums to offer free admission during centenary celebrations

October 23, 2018

Many of Prague’s museums will open their doors free of charge or for a
token sum on Saturday and Sunday, when events are being held to mark the
centenary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia. Some of the 14 institutions

Merkel, Macron to visit Prague for centenary celebrations

October 23, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit the Czech Republic on Friday at
the start of a weekend of celebrations marking the centenary of the birth
of Czechoslovakia on October 28, 1918.She is to meet with Prime Minister
Andrej Babiš and other top officials.

Pilsner Urquell makers to celebrate Czechoslovak statehood with special brew

October 22, 2018

It’s not just municipalities that will be taking part in events marking
the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia next weekend. The
makers of the famous lager Pilsner Urquell have announced they will also be

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