Chech Republic Culture

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The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe with Prague as its capital. The country is bordered by Poland to the northeast, Slovakia to the east, Austria to the south, and Germany to the west and northwest.

Czech Republic main cultural achievements took place primarily in the Middle Ages and after the 18th century. As the result of German intervention many aspects of the culture were touched. A lot of artists, musicians, and philosophers leaved the country to live abroad.

In 1989 it was a Velvet Revolution, when the communist regime collapsed. On 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully dissolved into its constituent states, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. Nowadays Czech Republic is a pluralist multi-party parliamentary representative democracy, a member of the European Union and NATO. 90.5% of the country population is Czech people with Czech language as official.

A Czech diet usually consists of a lot of meat such as pork, beef, poultry, and a lot of organ meats like liver, kidneys and brains, also tongue. The meat is frequently prepared with gravy and then eaten with dumplings, cabbage or potatoes. Vegetables are consumed daily, like carrots, peas, and cabbage. They also really enjoy their sweets such as fruit dumplings, buchty (buns filled with jam or chocolate/pudding), koláče (small poppy seed cakes), and apple strudel. Pointing at someone with their index finger is considered rude in Czech Republic and you also have to take shoes off when entering a house (guests are offered "pantofle" which are house slippers).

Germanic, Jewish, and Czech cultures were combined through centuries of history into what is now the Czech Republic. What resulted was a rich and diverse culture with distinct art, music, and literature. The new republic's president, Václav Havel, was a famed playwright and leader in the Czech art world before becoming involved in government. Poet Jaroslav Seifert won the Nobel Prize for poetry in 1984...

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