Czech koruna – history of CZK and the connection between the Czech Republic and American Dollar

Ahoj! Hello guys, let’s look into the world of our Czech Currency – česká koruna (CZK). I will talk about its origins and I will show you each coin and banknote and you will learn about the symbols and important figures of Czech history who are depicted on our currency. And there is also an interesting story of a small connection between the Czech city of Jáchymov and the name of current USA currency – dollar. Enjoy! And don’t forget to subscribe! 🙂

Czech Kate
Czech koruna - history of CZK and the connection between the Czech Republic and American Dollar
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I wasn’t ready for the inappropriate Czech humour, says Dr. Adnan Mazari, Pakistani lecturer at TUL

Ing. Adnan Mazari, PhD., originally from Pakistan, came to the Czech Republic in the year of 2008 to study a Master’s Degree in Liberec. As he was an excellent student, he continued in pursuing an academic career and currently works as a lecturer in the Department of Clothing, Faculty of Textile Engineering, Technical University of Liberec. 

Why did he choose the Czech Republic? What were the initial cultural shocks? What does he think about the Czech black humour? What does he like and dislike about life in Czechia? This and more questions Dr. Mazari kindly answered and you can look forward to this talk about the experience of a foreigner living in the Czech Republic.

Enjoy!

P. S. Here is a link to Adnan’s YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC268J5djYB5QI9BqBdp-fBA

Czech Kate
I wasn't ready for the inappropriate Czech humour, says Dr. Adnan Mazari, Pakistani lecturer at TUL
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Don’t eat fish on the New Year’s Day in Czechia and other Czech New Year’s traditions & celebrations

The end of the year is slowly approaching and so it is the right time to explain to you a bit about Czech celebration on the New Year’s Eve (we call this evening „Silvestr“) and about what follows on the New Year’s Day.

You will learn about the popular snacks for the New Year’s Eve and also about the traditions such as what you should or shouldn’t eat, so that the next year is good. And I will also mention some lucky charms that are popular around this time in the Czech Republic.

Wishing you a lovely year’s end celebration and all the best for the next year! P. F. 2021! And don’t forget „Jak na Nový rok, tak po celý rok!“ 🙂

P. S. And if you haven’t done so yet, don’t forget to check also the YT channel.

Czech Kate
Don't eat fish on the New Year's Day in Czechia and other Czech New Year's traditions & celebrations
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The Golden Pig and other Czech Christmas traditions – Podcast about Czech Culture

Ahoj, hello! Are you interested in Czech culture or are you a foreigner living in Czechia wondering what happens in Czech families during Christmas? Then is this podcast just for you.

You will learn about the Czech Golden Pig, carp and chocolate Christmas tree ornaments and even a bit more. 

Enjoy and Merry Christmas – Veselé Vánoce!

See you around!

Czech Kate
The Golden Pig and other Czech Christmas traditions - Podcast about Czech Culture
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Czech Advent and other pre-Christmas traditions in Czechia (Podcast about Czech culture)

Ahoj! Hello! Today it will be slightly different episode – the advent season is here and if you are living in the Czech Republic or if you are interested in Czech culture, you should know about the traditions that are usually taking place in the time of 4 weeks (Sundays) before Christmas.

In todays episode I’ll be talking about the Christmas Wrath, St. Nicholas, Christmas markets, Czech Christmas cookies, Peace Light of Bethlehem and other tiny peaces of Czech culture that are related to the pre-Christmas time.

It was obviously not that easy to get the illustration pictures for these in the current situation but thanks to the help of my friends (special thanks goes to Lucka, Hanka and Jirka :-)), I was able to get together photos from Czechia, Germany and Austria.

I hope that you will enjoy the podcast!

Czech Kate
Czech Advent and other pre-Christmas traditions in Czechia (Podcast about Czech culture)
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I really like Czech traditions, except for 2, says Richard Savage, Briton living in Czechia

Richard Savage is an English lecturer, musician, and voice artist, who has been living in the Czech Republic for almost 20 years. 

I couldn’t resist to ask him some crucial Czech questions like:

What did he know about Czechia before moving here?

Was he afraid to move to a post-communistic country?

How does he handle black Czech humor?

What does he think about Czech traditions?

What about Jára Cimrman?

And some more. And Richard was kind to answer them all 😀

Enjoy!

P. S. Here is a link to Richard’s website: https://www.richardsavagevoice.com/

Czech Kate
I really like Czech traditions, except for 2, says Richard Savage, Briton living in Czechia
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Czech legend for the times of the state of the Emergency – Blanik knights

Are you familiar with Czech legends? There are knights waiting inside of the Czech mountain Blanik waiting for the time of the highest emergency to come out and save the day! I will tell you more about this story and also about the mountain and a cave with statues of these legendary heroes. Enjoy the podcast and stay safe and healthy during these days!

Czech Kate
Czech legend for the times of the state of the Emergency - Blanik knights
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Czech names and name day celebration in the Czech Republic

Name day celebration is a pretty awesome thing. You can take a look into the Czech calendar and see who from your Czech friends has a name day today! Also, you will learn about the current popular Czech baby names and about how you can congratulate your Czech friends on their name day. Enjoy!

Czech Kate
Czech names and name day celebration in the Czech Republic
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