October 28 has been a special day on the calendar for all Czechs for over a century. Known as Czechoslovak Independence Day, the holiday is widely celebrated throughout the country with pride and dignity in their hearts.  In 1918, October 28 opened plenty of opportunities for people as a new era began. Previously, the Czechs and Slovaks were an integral part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. From now on, they will be an independent state with their language, laws, and territory. In 2022, October 28 still opens plenty of doors for people by inviting them to various museums and galleries without any entrance fee. Discover the history of Czechoslovak Independence Day and how you can celebrate it!  History Corner The narrativeRead more.


Several years ago , the Czech TV interviewed people on the streets of Prague asking what they celebrate on the 28th of October. It was funny to see that some people were not quite sure or didn’t know at all. The funniest answer was given by a guy who answered: “I don’t know what you (Czechs) are celebrating, I am from Slovakia.” Why was it so funny? Well, because on the 28th of October, the Czech Republic celebrates the creation of the Independent Czechoslovakia, which happened in 1918 right after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Czech lands used to be a part of the Hapsburg empire from the XVI century. During that time, the Czech culture faced stagnation, andRead more.