Czech Republic- culture

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Czech Republic- culture

  1. 1. Edita Novakova KBI13X Lukas Pavel
  2. 2. - 10 512 419 citizens - Formed on 1. January 1993 - Total area: 78,866 km2
  3. 3. • Official language: Czech • National anthem: Kde domov můj • Capital city: Prague • Ethnic minorities: Slovakian Ukrainian Polish Vietnamese Gypsy • Religion: 32,2%catholic church 59 % atheists 8,8 % others
  4. 4.  Drunk lazy thieves  Envious  Typical Czech tourist
  5. 5.  Reserved  Distrustful  Polite  Sense of humour  Sarcastic  Avoiding confrontation  Practical  Realistic
  6. 6.  Punctual  Verbal agreement is not considered binding  Dress code: dark suit, tie  Etiquette and good manners are not strictly followed  Not fully prepared for the first meeting  Improvizing  Small talk is not usual
  7. 7.  Ice Hockey / Football based on which national team is performing well – Jágr, Cech  Tennis, volleyball – Berdych, Kvitová, Lendl  Athletics – Zátopek (Helsinki 1952), Kratochvílová, Zelezny, Špotáková  Winter sports – Sáblíková, Bauer, Samková
  8. 8.  Heavy, unhealthy meals  Mix of western (German) and eastern (Hungarian) influences  Traditional meals: Beef sirloin in cream sauce Goulash with bread dumplings Schnitzel
  9. 9.  Alcoholic beverages are popular  Beer – consumption 145 l per capita (2011) compared to 87 l in Finland  Spirits: Becherovka, Slivovitz
  10. 10.  Artists: Alfons Mucha – The Slav Epic  Composers: Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák – From the New World  Film director: M. Forman- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Amadeus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoKMkDxIAts&list=PL3800DFF866E9E68E
  11. 11.  Mix of Christian and pagan customs  Verbunk (UNESCO Cultural Heritage)  Crafts, souvenirs: Corn husk dolls, pottery, Bobbin lace  Indigo printed products  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8KFfbOnK9Y

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