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V4 Film Series: March 25 - April 15


The Embassies of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia present the 3rd annual V4 film series from March 25-April 15, 2014. more ►

Acclaimed Czech Director Hřebejk in DC - Apr. 8-10


Top Czech director Jan Hřebejk will present three of his award-winning films – KAWASAKI'S ROSE, HONEYMOON, and COSY DENS, in the Washington, DC area from April 8-10, 2014. Each screening features a Q&A; with the director. more ►

2014 Templeton Prize Laureate - Tomáš Halík


Tomáš Halík, a Czech priest and philosopher who risked imprisonment for illegally advancing religious and cultural freedoms after the Soviet invasion of his country, and has since become a leading international advocate for dialogue among… more ►

Masterworks of Czech Animation


The National Gallery of Art will present a program of Czech animated shorts as part of their two-part series Masterworks of Czech Animation on March 16 and 29, in the East Building Auditorium. The series features animations of legendary… more ►

New Film COLETTE Reveals Love’s Power


The Avalon Theatre presents its new line-up of films for the Lions of Czech Film series beginning with COLETTE, based on a novel by Pulitzer Prize nominee and former American University professor Arnošt Lustig, on February 12, at 8 pm. Set… more ►

Encyclopedia of Czech-American Biography


Past SVU President Míla Rechcigl, for years, has been diligently working on a long-term, to date the most ambitious SVU project yet, to preparing a comprehensive and up to date Czech American Biography. more ►

Festival Ends on a High Note


Marking this year’s festival in honor of former Czech President Václav Havel, U.S. President Barack Obama sent a celebratory letter reiterating the importance of the enriching ties between Czech and American cultures as well as the extraordinary… more ►

Festival Ends on a High Note

Marking this year’s festival in honor of former Czech President Václav Havel, U.S. President Barack Obama sent a celebratory letter reiterating the importance of the enriching ties between Czech and American cultures as well as the extraordinary… more ►

Czech Writer Ivan Klíma at Politics and Prose-Nov. 13


Internationally acclaimed Czech writer Ivan Klíma, in conversation with Paul Elie of The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown, will discuss his memoir MY CRAZY CENTURY on Wednesday, November 13, 7pm, at Politics… more ►

Czech Christmas Market


The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents a special Czech Christmas Market on November 8, 3-6 pm, and November 9, 1-6 pm. The event will feature beautiful hand blown Czech ornaments from the European Trading Company, special performances of… more ►

Ambassador's Message: Dedication of Václav Havel's Place at Georgetown

Václav Havel was a legendary man, a man of great moral integrity and authority. By a twist of fate, Havel became a playwright, an imprisoned dissident, a human rights advocate, and the first President of post-communist Czechoslovakia and the… more ►

Theatre: Havel’s Trilogy


The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with Alliance for New Music-Theatre, Ambassador Theater, and Fort Fringe-The Shop, will feature HAVEL’S TRILOGY, a series of performances and discussions connected to the “Vaněk” plays of… more ►

Mutual Inspirations Festival Launches September 5!


The Embassy of the Czech Republic announces the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2013-Václav Havel, celebrating the life and legacy of the dissident, playwright, and former Czech president, with over 30 events taking place from September 5-October… more ►

Oscar-Winning Director Heads to DC


The Embassy of the Czech Republic announces a week-long series of events from September 13-17, with Oscar-winning Czech director Jiří Menzel, which will include an evening with Menzel at the Czech Embassy, screenings and discussions of his film… more ►

Application for Financial Gifts in 2014

The deadline for the Application for the 2014 Financial Grant from the Czech Republic is August 1, 2013 more ►

Czech That Film! - May 29-June 26

The West End Cinema will feature five new Czech films from May 29-June 26, as part of the festival Czech That Film presented by Staropramen. The DC screenings kick off with Czech director David Ondříček’s highly acclaimed film IN THE SHADOW on… more ►

Pilsen Liberation Festival 2013

The city of Pilsen in the Czech Republic commemorates its liberation by the American army during World War II during an annual festival. more ►

Distinguished Cuban Guests Offer Their Picture of Cuba


A standing ovation and a roar of applause greeted internationally renowned blogger Yoani Sánchez as she spoke to an audience of over 100 people at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, marking her first visit to Washington and the opening of the… more ►

Czech Embassy Presents Evening of Star-Studded Glam

Washington photographer Patrick Ryan has captured the essence of the red carpet photographing premieres and special events throughout the DC area. He presented Red Carpet DC: The Capital and Cult of Celebrity, an exhibition of photographs… more ►

Grand Opening of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

On Saturday July 14, thousands of people in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, celebrated the re-opening of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. The old museum building was badly damaged during the massive floods in 2008. more ►

Memorial Day Observance at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Baltimore

On Memorial Day, May 28, DCM Jaroslav Zajíček and colonel Miroslav Šuhaj traveled to Maryland to participate at the Annual Memorial Day Observance and Celebration of 140th Anniversary of Sokol Baltimore. The event took place at the Bohemian… more ►

Diplomatic Soccer Tournament

On May 26, 2012, the Ukrainian Embassy hosted the Diplomatic Mini-Soccer Cup. It was held as a tournament between the European Embassies, in order to promote the upcoming European Championship in soccer that Ukraine, together with Poland, is… more ►

Czech Language Foundation Annual Banquet

On April 1, the Czech Language Foundation held its annual banquet recognizing both the students of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln attending courses of Czech language and literature and those members of the community who, through their… more ►

Charles University in Prague offers degrees to US students

Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University in Prague offers a wide range of bachelor and master degree programs in english for students from all over the world. Founded in 1348, Charles University is one of the oldest universities in… more ►

Honoring Col. Erland A. Tillman

On February 8, 2012, Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic Alexandr Vondra bestowed the “60th Anniversary of the End of World War II Honorary Medal” upon Col. Erland A. Tillman. Col. Tillman received the medal for taking part in the… more ►

Film Screening in Honor of Miloš Forman's Birthday - Feb. 23, 2012 at 7 pm


In honor of director Miloš Forman’s 80th birthday, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen the documentary Miloš Forman: What Doesn’t Kill You…(Miloš Forman: Co tě nezabije…) on February 23, at 7 pm, with opening remarks and a Q&A; session… more ►

Special Issue of Czech the News

The new Special issue of Czech the News, the newsletter of the Embassy of the Czech Republic, is now available. This issue is dedicated to the life and work of President Vaclav Havel who passed away in December 2011. more ►

The Washington Media Feature Mutual Inspirations Festival


"It’s not the first time Antonin Dvorak has come to America. On Thursday, the Czech composer’s 170th birthday, the Embassy of the Czech Republic is launching a two-month “Mutual Inspirations Festival” of performances, films, and other events in… more ►

Ctirad Masin passes away

Czech resistance fighter Ctirad Masin passed away after a long fight with a grave illness on August 13 in Ohio. In the 1950s, he and his brother were among a group that led an armed resistance movement against the communist regime in… more ►

80´s party at the Czech Embassy

On Friday, June 24, the Embassy of the Czech Republic welcomed almost 400 guests to a 1980´s party to remember the country´s history and celebrate the fall of the Iron Curtain. more ►

Jan Vesely drafted by Washington Wizards

Congratulations to Jan Vesely on being selected No. 6 overall by the Washington Wizards in the NBA entry draft. This is the highest a Czech player has ever been selected in the history of the league. more ►

Celebrating the EU Open House 2011

Almost 3,000 visitors came to “Czech” out the Czech Embassy during the 5th annual European Union (EU) Open House on Saturday, May 7, 2011. more ►