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Culture of the Czech Republic

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Czech culture makes travel to the Czech Republic - or it's capital city, Prague - a memorable experience. Come face-to-face with human representations of Czech cultural characters during festivals, shop for Czech-made souvenirs, and learn about the Czech Republic's holidays.

Czech Culture in Photos

Flag of the Czech Republic
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View important Czech cultural artifacts, like traditional products, the Czech flag, and the Czech national costume.

Czech World Heritage Sites in Photos

Cesky Krumlov
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Czech World Heritage sites represent important cultural and historical sites from all corners of the Czech Republic. While Prague is the most well-known of the Czech World Heritage Sites, many others can be reached within a few hours' traveling time from the capital city. 

Czech Christmas Traditions

Prague Christmas Market
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Christmas Eve is an important holiday in the Czech Republic. Nativity scenes and the famous "Christmas carp" are only two of the traditions observed in the Czech Republic during the Christmas season.

Santa Claus in the Czech Republic

St. Nicholas Day in Prague
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From St. Nick to Baby Jesus, Santa Claus appears in various forms in the Czech Republic. Learn more about the Czech Santa and join in the fun holiday traditions that surround his character.

Easter in the Czech Republic

Easter eggs and Easter whips are made to celebrate Easter in the Czech Republic. Learn more about Czech Easter Traditions.

Czech Easter Egg Photos

Black and Red Czech Easter Egg
Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com

Czech Easter eggs are painted according to tradition in geometric or floral designs. This photo gallery shows Czech Easter eggs from various regions of the Czech Republic.

Czech Puppets

Czech Puppets
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The Czech Republic has a long tradition of marionette making. Purchase a handmade puppet of your own or watch a performance at a puppet theater.

Czech Garnets

Raw and Polished Garnets
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Garnets have been mined in the Czech Republic for centuries and are some of the most well-known in the world. Czech garnets make great souvenirs for travelers to the Czech Republic.

Masopust

Masopust in Prague
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Shrovetide or Carnival is celebrated in the Czech Republic with a parade of figures in furry masks.

Easter in Prague

Prague Easter Market Decorations in Old Town Square
Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com

For many visitors, Easter in Prague is the place to celebrate Easter in the Czech Republic. Prague easter markets draw crowds frm all over the world. 

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