Ahoj, Monday! 5 tips for the week ahead in Czechia

Welcome spring with festive lighting, take part in a conference on the gender pay gap, and more tips for the week ahead in Prague.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 08.04.2024 09:00:00 (updated on 27.04.2024) Reading time: 2 minutes


#1 Welcome spring with festive lighting at Prague's Vrtba Garden

Experience the enchanting ambiance of a stunning Baroque garden near Petřín Hill with unique festive lighting, which is showcased only twice a year at the start and end of the summer season. Welcome spring's warm evening weather and relish some breathtaking views on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Vrtba Garden on Karmelitská Street.

#2 Take part in a conference on the gender pay gap

The 15th annual conference of the Czech Equal Pay Day project takes place on April 11 and April 12 at Prague 9’s Clarion Congress Hotel. Its goal is to improve women's financial stability by stimulating discussions among companies and the public about the underlying causes of persistent wage inequality. The event also includes private mentoring sessions. Tickets start from EUR 79 (CZK 2,000).

#3 Go to an English-friendly retirement talk

Are you nearing retirement age and need assistance with your claims from the Czech pension insurance system? The Czech Social Security Administration (CSSZ) offers consultations with translation into English at a CSSZ building in Prague 5 on April 11 between 8:30 a.m. and 1: 30 p.m. These consultations are free and can be scheduled in advance online. Full details can be found here.

#4 Drink your fill at Prague Beer Fest

This weekend's Prague Beer Fest will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13 at Holešovice Market's Building 13 and its surroundings. Featuring over 50 breweries, including both local and international brewers from the USA, England, Denmark, Poland, and more, the festival will include workshops, lectures, street food vendors, and tasting sessions led by local and international experts. The festival is cashless, and runs from noon to midnight.

#5 Don't miss your last chance to enjoy Prague's fun fair

Prague's annual Matějská pouť funfair at the Výstaviště Exhibition Grounds runs through Sunday, April 14, making this week your last chance to get in on the fun. The fairground is open 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the weekend. Entry is free on weekdays and costs CZK 30 on weekends. Rides cost an additional fee.

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