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Passing of Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic George A. Novak

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With great sorrow, the Embassy of the Czech Republic learned of the passing of Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic George A. Novak, a most respected pillar of the Czech-American community, on Saturday, June 27, 2020. more ►

Special Envoy for Expatriate Affairs Addresses the Current Situation During the COVID-19 Crisis

A letter to expatriates more ►

Havel’s Speech Resonates Today

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Close to 400 people packed the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium to attend the event "Václav Havel, Speaking Today," featuring former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and singer Joan Baez, on February 18, 2020. The event highlighted… more ►

Teach Me!

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Celebrating John Amos Comenius through Children’s Teachings Today more ►

Artis Bohemiae Amicis Award

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The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic honors relatives of late Czechoslovak President Edvard Beneš more ►

Lidice 2020 Invitation

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We cordially invite all the American children from 4-16 to participate at the fine arts competition. more ►

Invitation to the 54th Concertino Praga 2020 Music competition

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In 2020 the 54th annual edition of the international competition Concertino Praga will take place with the subtitle Antonín Dvořák International Radio Competition for Young Musicians 2020. more ►

Czech Embassy Brings the Christmas Spirit to Washington

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Thousands flock to its holiday celebration more ►

Remembering and Reflecting on the Velvet Revolution

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The Czech Embassy and the Slovak Embassy in collaboration with Georgetown University commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution via a panel discussion and conversation with former United States Secretary of State Madeleine… more ►

Czech Christmas Market

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites all from near and far to its annual Czech Christmas Market on November 9, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm. This year, we bring you a newly designed market, more vendors, a larger variety and the spirit of the… more ►

Mutual Inspirations Festival 2019

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic announces the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2019-Marta Kubišová, celebrating freedom through the arts, with over 20 events in the Washington, DC, community from September 12 – November 19, 2019. more ►

EUROBEATS Festival: Sept. 27-28

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The EUROBEATS Festival will feature 10 European electronic musicians from 10 countries at Union Stage in Washington, DC, from September 27–28, 2019 (from 6 pm to 1:35 am, each night). The festival highlights top European artists at the… more ►

Czech Director Makes Guest Appearance in Washington

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Oscar-nominated director Jan Hřebejk presented his film THE TEACHER at the Avalon Theatre on May 22, 2019. At his Q&A following the film, he spoke about the underlying note that drives the film. more ►

Open House 2019 – A celebration to remember!

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic opened its doors to the public for six hours on Saturday, May 11, 2019, and welcomed 3,000 visitors to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. more ►

Personal Items of First Family Return Home

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the National Museum of the Czech Republic presented the event Beneš and Beyond, honoring the memory of late Czechoslovak President Edvard Beneš and First Lady Hana Benešová, on May 1, 2019. more ►

EU Open House 2019

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Come to the Czech Embassy on Saturday, May 11, from 10am-4pm for a day of fun with family and friends! more ►

Glamour & Diplomacy

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The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and Du Plain Enterprises presented Glamour & Diplomacy, a fashion show debuting women ambassadors and wives of ambassadors… more ►

Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček celebrates 70 years of NATO in the U.S.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Tomáš Petříček visited the United States on April 2 - 6, 2019. During his visit in Washington DC, Minister Petříček participated in the NATO Ministerial Meeting held to celebrate the 70th… more ►

Passing of Fred Malek

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With great sadness, the Embassy of the Czech Republic learned of the passing of Fred Malek, a prominent member of the Czech American community, who went to his eternal rest on Sunday, March 24, 2019. more ►

Fashion Night Ignites: The Hidden Language of Diplomacy

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The Embassies of the Czech Republic, Malta, and Slovenia presented Fashion Night Ignites, an evening runway show featuring PONER, Charles & Ron, Maja Stamol, Burnett New York, and Dur Doux, at the historic Perry Belmont House on March 23, 2019. more ►

Where Were You?

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites individuals from around the United States to submit a photo and/or a brief description depicting where they were on November 17, 1989, the day the Velvet Revolution began in former Czechoslovakia. more ►

Invitation to participate at art competition Lidice 2019

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Children and youth from 4-16 years, participate in the 47th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2019. It brings together young artists from all over the world who share the same aim: to commemorate the tragic event of… more ►

"The Soul of Graffiti: Jan Kaláb" to see in Florida

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The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens presents fall exhibit, The Soul of Graffiti: Jan Kaláb. The exhibit runs until December 2, 2018 and is being held in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic to commemorate the 100th… more ►

Czech Christmas Market Grows in Popularity

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A record number of 5.200 visitors attended the annual holiday market at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on November 10, 2018. more ►

Czech Philharmonic in Washington - 100th Anniversary Celebrations

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The highlights of the centenary celebrations arrived in October for the Czech National Day. On the 29th October, the best orchestra Czech Philharmonic on the US tour performed at the Kennedy Center. more ►

Czech National Day – 100th Anniversary Celebration

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic held a festive celebration on October 30, 2018, to commemorate 100 years of the creation of sovereign Czechoslovakia. more ►

Marking the Washington Declaration's Centennial with Albright

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic held a prestigious conference, From Masaryk to Havel and Beyond: The Struggle for Democracy, with keynote speaker former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, on October… more ►

Svanda Theatre Brings Four Plays to Washington

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The prestigious Czech theatre company Svanda Theatre will perform a series of plays in the program Four Plays from Prague at Georgetown University's Davis Performing Arts Center from September 20-23, 2018. Featured plays include "The Good and… more ►

Want to Learn Czech this Summer?

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Have you always wanted to learn the language of your ancestors or friends? There is a wide range of Summer Schools of Czech Language in the Czech Republic waiting for you. more ►

Photo Exhibition: Czech-American? Zoom In!

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A unique collection of heartwarming photographs from the communities and everyday lives of Czech-Americans from all corners and plains of the United States was displayed at the Czech Embassy. more ►

Open House 2018 – What a Turn Out!

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Almost 4,000 visitors came to the Czech Embassy to celebrate 100 years of Czech Independence and discover Czech-US connections across America during its annual open house. more ►

EU Open House 2018 - May 12

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Celebrate 100 years of Czech Independence and discover Czech-US connections across America! more ►

Czech Republic Takes Center Stage - Memphis in May

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The Memphis in May International Festival will feature the Czech Republic as the honored country in its month-long celebration, showcasing a variety of top cultural programming in this southern U.S. city. During the celebration, the festival… more ►

Bohuslav Martinů’s Original Letters Donated to His Birthplace

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On March 26, Ambassador of the Czech Republic Hynek Kmoníček delivered a private donation of original correspondence, written by the famous Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů to his friend Frantisek Rybka in the United States between the years… more ►

Spanish Czech Artist Manolo Blahnik's Design Presented by Czech Ambassador in Washington, DC

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As part of the 100 years of independence celebrations, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC, presents “secret Czechs,” significant names known to the US public but hardly anyone would suspect them to be Czech. The… more ►

Czech Independence: 100th Anniversary Celebrations

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic celebrates the 100th anniversary of Czech Independence, with events throughout 2018 in Washington, DC, and additional cities across the United States. more ►

Fairy Tale Angel of the Lord 2 and Actor Jiří Dvořák in DC

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The fairy tale Angel of the Lord 2 was screened in the presence of Jiří Dvořák, the famous Czech actor on December 13, 2017 at the Avalon Theatre in Washington, DC. more ►

DC Premiere of Milada

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On the evening of November 16, the Embassy of the Czech Republic hosted at Landmark Cinema a DC premiere of the film Milada by director David Mrnka. The heart-wrenching motion picture tells the true story of Milada Horáková, the only woman… more ►

Thousands Flocked to the Czech Christmas Market

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The Czech Embassy welcomed 4,300 joyful visitors to its annual popular Czech Christmas market on Saturday, November 4, 2017. more ►

Original Letters by Composer Bohuslav Martinů Donated to the Czech Republic

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During the Czech National Day reception, Ambassador of the Czech Republic Hynek Kmoníček accepted a donation of more than a hundred letters written by Bohuslav Martinů to his friend Frantisek Rybka in the United States. His son James Rybka and… more ►

Exhibition: Czech Scientists and Their Inventions

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The engaging and educational exhibition Czech Scientists and Their Inventions was opened at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on the evening of October 10, 2017. The opening was preceded by a very perceptive lecture by Dr. Jakub Kostal,… more ►

Symposium: Mendel’s Peas and Today’s Genes

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The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, held a symposium with an overview of the founding of genetics by Gregor Mendel as well as today’s most pertinent issues in… more ►

Mutual Inspirations Festival Launched!

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic has launched the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2017 –Gregor Mendel, celebrating the father of modern-day genetics, with over 20 events at prestigious venues in the Washington, DC, community. more ►

Ambassador Kmoníček on Texas tour

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Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček and his wife Indira Gumarová visited several Czech-American vibrant communities proud of their heritage on June 15-17, 2017. Brian Vanicek, Czech Honorary Consul in Texas, prepared a rich program full of interesting… more ►

EU Open House 2017

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic opened its doors to over 2,200 guests for a celebration of Moravia and Gregor Mendel during its annual open house on May 13, 2017. more ►

Happy Birthday, Madam Secretary!

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic hosted a gala dinner on May 16, 2017, to celebrate the 80th birthday of Madeleine Korbelová Albright, the first woman to serve as the United States Secretary of State. more ►

Prague Functionalistic Architecture in Washington, DC

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic presented an exhibition by the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery Prague on Prague architecture from the inter-war period on May 4, 2017 at the the American Institute of Architects. The Czech Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček and… more ►

EU Open House 2017

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The Czech Embassy will open its doors for the 11th annual open house on Saturday, May 13, from 10am-4pm. more ►

Echoes of Ji.hlava Brings Documentaries to DC

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NYU Washington will screen select documentaries as part of Echoes of Ji.hlava on March 27 and 30 in Washington, DC. Documentaries include: "Spectres Are Haunting Europe" on March 27 at 6 pm, followed by "Helena’s Law"and "FC Roma," on… more ►

Czech That Film Festival Hits Washington

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Touring 15 major US cities, the Czech That Film (CTF) Festival makes a stop in DC at the Avalon Theatre from April 12-13, opening with the Czech box-office smash comedy Tiger Theory (Teorie tygra) with guest director Radek Bajgar on April 12,… more ►

Czech Heritage Night Broadcasts Live to Czech Republic - Mar. 5

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Czech fans, come to the Washington Wizards game on March 5 at 5 pm at the Verizon Center, while friends and family watch back home! more ►

Czech Heritage Night w/Washington Wizards - Mar. 5

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Join us on Sunday, March 5, at 5 pm, for the first Czech Heritage Night with Tomáš Satoranský as the Washington Wizards take on the Orlando Magic at the Verizon Center! more ►

New Video Promoting Czechia

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A new video to promote the Czech Republic was commissioned by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs and launched in December 2016 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague. more ►

Invitation for Children to participate in the International Fine Art Exhibition Lidice 2017

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Please accept our invitation to participate in the 45th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2017. The exhibition was established in 1967 to commemorate the child victims from the Czech village of Lidice, who had been… more ►

The Mutual Inspirations Festival 2016 – Martina Navrátilová comes to a close

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Over 2,500 people attended over twenty events honoring the Czech-American champion of unsurpassed records on the tennis court and human rights matters off the court. more ►

The World Bank Celebrates Czech and Slovak Culture and Cuisine

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic participated in Heritage Days more ►

Via Hrabal Tours Three US Cities

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic will present the humorous multimedia presentation VIA HRABAL, about the lives of Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal and former Czech President Václav Havel, in Washington, New York and Baltimore as part of the recent… more ►

Czech Christmas Market

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents a special Czech Christmas Market on November 5, 2016, from 10 am – 4 pm. The Czech Christmas Market will feature beautiful hand blown glass ornaments, exquisite jewelry, delicious Christmas… more ►

Forgotten Transports Screening in Washington, DC

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Film director and historian Lukáš Přibyl will give a lecture on his award-winning documentary film series "Forgotten Transports," four films tracing the history and survival of Czech Jews during the Holocaust, at the Library of Congress on… more ►

Celebrating Czech National Day

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic held a reception on October 27, 2016 to honor its national day marking independence. more ►

Commemorating Czech National Day

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A wreath laying ceremony took place at the T.G. Masaryk Memorial in Washington, DC, on the morning of October 27, 2016. more ►

Deputy Foreign Minister Šrámek at the Czech Republic-United States Strategic Dialogue in Washington

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On Wednesday 19 November 2016, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Security and Multilateral Issues, Ivo Šrámek, conducted political consultations with US partners. The Deputy Minister’s main counterpart was Victoria Nuland,… more ►

Tennis Legend Martina Navrátilová Speaks at the US State Department

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Offers her Insight at the Sporting Chance Forum on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights more ►

Czech Deputy Foreign Minister Stašek attended the annual meeting of Czech Honorary Consuls in Iowa

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About two dozen Czech consuls from around the U.S. convened from October 6-8 at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. more ►

Czech Christmas Market

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents a special Czech Christmas Market on November 5, 2016, from 10 am – 4 pm. The Czech Christmas Market will feature beautiful hand blown glass ornaments, exquisite glass and jewelry, handcrafted… more ►

Women’s CrossFit Hour

As part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2016 – Martina Navrátilová, the Czech Embassy’s main hall transformed into a fitness facility in the evening of October 4 as an eager class of women trained under the direction of CrossFit… more ►

Czech Embassy Commemorates Havel@80

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic organized a number of events to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the birth of former President of the Czech Republic Václav Havel on September 26 – 29, 2016, in Washington, DC. more ►

Special Screening with Director Irena Pavlásková

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Acclaimed Czech directress Irena Pavlásková presented Photographer (Fotograf), a film inspired by the unruly life of popular artist-turned-celebrity photographer Jan Saudek, during a special screening collaborated upon by the American University… more ►

Honorary Dinner for Martina Navrátilová

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Ambassador of the Czech Republic Petr Gandalovič and his wife held a gala dinner as part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2016 - Martina Navrátilová in the Czech Embassy’s hall to recognize the achievements and inspirational leadership… more ►

Live Interview with Martina Navrátilová

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with the Washington Post, held an exclusive sit-down talk with Czech-American tennis legend Martina Navrátilová and Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak on September 12. more ►

EU Open House 2016

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The Czech Embassy Focused on Czech Sports, Sporting Companies, the Olympics and Martina Navrátilová as This Year’s Torch Bearer for the Mutual Inspirations Festival. more ►

EU Open House 2016

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The Czech Republic is a land of great athletes and fervent fans. Win prizes and gear up with us for the summer Olympics 2016 by playing some of the most popular Czech sports soccer, volleyball or badminton. Watch Czech rising stars demonstrate… more ►

Essay Competition for Georgetown Undergraduates!

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of dissident, playwright, and former Czech President Václav Havel. In honor of this occasion, the Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with Georgetown University, announces a special… more ►

5th Annual V4 Film Series Kick Off April 20!

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The Embassies of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, invite you to the 5th Annual V4 Film Series, featuring the theme: "Darkness Within and Around Us," running from April 20-28, 2016. All screenings are admission free, but RSVPs… more ►

Conference for Teachers of Czech Schools: June 4-5!

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic will present the 5th Annual Conference for Teachers of Czech Schools in North America on June 4-5, 2016. more ►

Lenka Dusilová and Tendayi Kuumba Perform in Washington

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Top Czech recording artist Lenka Dusilová and dancer Tendayi Kuumba performed the Washington premiere of their new work, as part of the project Prague-New York Effects on February 8, at 8 pm, in the Davis Performing Arts Center’s Gonda… more ►

Czech Christmas Market 2015

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On December 5, 2015, the Czech Embassy organized a traditional Czech Christmas Market. more ►

World Premiere of Čapek's War with the Newts

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From November 12-21, the Georgetown Theater and Performance Studies Program presented the world premiere of Karel Čapek’s War with the Newts, adapted and directed by Natsu Onoda Power, in the Gonda Theatre of the Davis Performing Arts… more ►

Opening of the romarising V4 Exhibition

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with the Embassies of Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary, presented the exhibition romarisingV4 by photographer Chad Evans Wyatt, with special guest Petra Gelbart, Ph.D., musician, activist, and… more ►

Drumming for Drums with Madeleine Albright at the Czech Embassy

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic has organized Drumming for Drums (Bubnování pro Bubny) with special guest, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, on October 15, at 6 pm, at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC. more ►

Monument Dedicated to Milada Horáková to be Unveiled in Prague

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On November 16th, 2015, on the eve of the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, Milada Horáková Monument will be unveiled in Prague. The leading political dissident was sentenced to death in a Communist show trial 65 years ago. more ►

Jazz-Age Evening Salutes Čapek - Festival Launch

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Ambassador Petr Gandalovič launched the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2015 – Karel Čapek, on September 3, 2015, in an evening of 1920s jazz music and dance, featuring Czech pianist Jana Otáhalová and the Fidgety Feet dance duo Lily Matini… more ►

Mutual Inspirations Festival 2015 - Karel Čapek

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic announces the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2015 – Karel Čapek, celebrating the legacy of the world-renowned author through events in the nation’s capital from September 3–November 21, 2015. more ►

20 Years of RFE/RL Relocation to Prague

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On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka attended a gala evening to mark the 20th anniversary of Radio Free Europe’s relocation from Munich to Prague. He also took the opportunity to introduce Pavel Pecháček and… more ►

FAIR PLAY – A Director’s View

Director Andrea Sedláčková presented her new film Fair Play at the Avalon Theatre on May 13, offering insight into the story, the actors, and her personal vision for the successful film. The poignant mother-daughter story centers on an Olympic… more ►

Avalon Features Czech Director for DC Debut

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Czech director Andrea Sedláčková presents her film "Fair Play" at the Avalon Theatre on May 13, 8 pm. Called "a gripping tale of grace under pressure" by The Hollywood Reporter, the film explores just how far one would go to pursue one’s… more ►

Commemorating WWII’s End and Pilsen Liberation

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In recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Pilsen and the end of WWII, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will open two exhibitions, Broken Wings and WWII – War and Peace, during the EU Open House on May 9, 10 am-4 pm.In… more ►

EU Open House 2015 Draws Thousands!

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Over 3600 people attended the Embassy of the Czech Republic as part of the EU Open House on May 9, from 10 am to 4 pm, 2015. Visitors viewed a vintage motorcycle show, trained police dogs, and live music, while enjoying delicious… more ►

Pilsen- European Capital of Culture 2015

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Pilsen was one of two cities awarded the title European Capital of Culture 2015. This annual award aims to support European cultural cooperation within the EU Member States. Explore its vibrant cultural heritage and plan your trip soon! more ►

V4 Film Series Begins April 14

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The Embassies of Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary present the fourth annual V4 Film Series, running from April 14-May 5, 2015. The theme of this year’s film series is “Legends.” Over the years, some events and… more ►

Czech the News - Special Edition!

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The latest edition of Czech the News features coverage of events celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, and the historic unveiling of the Václav Havel Bust at the US Capitol. more ►

Zdeněk Svěrák Retrospective Launched

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Bistro Bohem launched a year-long retrospective of films by acclaimed screenwriter and actor Zdeněk Svěrák with the screening of Elementary School (Obecná škola) on Jan 20, 2015, as part of the ongoing Film and Beer Series. A full house packed… more ►

Featured Personality Announced for MIF 2015

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic announced Czech writer Karel Čapek as the highlighted personality for the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2015, during the celebration Android Fever that took place on January 15, 2015. more ►

Nicolas Winton‘s Wall Unveiled in Florida Holocaust Museum

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On 16th November, 2014 a wall dedicated to Sir Nicholas Winton was unveiled in the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg to honour his legacy. more ►