Dobry den is “good day” in my native language – Czech, but it comes from France, where I’m studying for the next semester. Being sent to study abroad by Willamette University where I study abroad, I’ve become kind of a double international student.
Czech Tourism ad (30sec), Prague (7min), My Country’s Modern History: Vaclav Havel and Over-throw of the Communist Regime 1989 (10min) and Mountain biking on the trails around my house in eastern Czech Republic (4min) !
I chose two articles that talk about current political events in my country. The Czech president Vaclav Klaus has been re-elected for another 5 years term. And the second article summarizes the Czech prime minister’s position on the US presidential candidates. In the extended entry, I summarized the current Czech political situation. Thanks for reading!
The Czech economy has followed the trend of a majority of central and eastern European countries and grown rapidly in the recent years. The Czechs are enjoying standards of living never experienced before.
The Saint Valentine Day’s traditions in the Czech Republic are nearly identical with those celebrated in the States or in other parts of western Europe. However, there are some differences. Read about the history of Valentine’s Day in my country and the typical Valentine Day’s gifts.
The Czech Republic and the Unites States are now, in a way, closer than ever, as a University of Michigan economics Professor Jan Svejnar may be elected as the new Czech president in the coming elections next month.
The major religion in the Czech Republic is Christianity so Christmas is also the major winter holiday. I picked eight of the most interesting Czech Christmas facts and traditions:
A little while before the Thanksgiving, the Czechs celebrated their own important holiday, called the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day. This day is always on November 17th and it commemorates two important events. In 1939, shortly after Germany invaded Poland and the Second World War began, the Czech college students held large protests against […]
The cost of living in the Czech Republic is certainly lower than in the United States. Health care is public, housing and most of the food and services are less expensive, higher education is tuition-free … but the average wage is also significantly lower. This is the information released in one Czech economic newspaper. Czechs […]
The three news that I would like to bring to your attention today, concern the Euro 2008 qualifying soccer match, The Czech Grand National – a horse race which is one the most famous Czech sporting events and Starbucks, making its way to Prague. Just like in many European countries, soccer is huge in the […]
I browsed the internet for a while, trying to find articles that would be of enjoyment to everyone. I came up with a cultural-athletic-economical melange that, I hope, will expand your views on the Central Europe. Beer is a big part of a Czech culture. Many say that Czechs brew the best beer an some […]
Dobry den, my name is Jan Taborsky and I come from the Czech Republic. This is my second year at Willamette and also my second year of contributing to the Willamette World News. I spent my junior year of high-school at Sprague, here, in Salem, Oregon, as an exchange student. Then I went back home, […]
Religion is just not a big part of many Czech peoples’ life. This is purely cultural but also caused by historical events. Under the communist regime, for example, promotion of any religion was illegal, as well as any organized groups that were not linked to the communist ideology. But it is hard to search for […]