Ahoj, Monday! 5 things you need to know this week in Czechia

A quick guide to start the week ahead with news and tips for Prague and Czech Republic.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 27.05.2024 09:00:00 (updated on 26.05.2024) Reading time: 2 minutes

#1 Khamoro Festival celebrates Roma culture all week long

The 26th annual Khamoro Roma Arts Festival in Prague celebrates Roma culture from May 26 to June 1 at Jazz Dock, SaSaZu, La Fabrika, and other venues. Highlights include traditional Roma music, art exhibitions, film screenings, and a parade of Roma artists through the city center.

This year’s theme focuses on education for young Roma. Events include a performance by the Slovak National Theatre and culminate in a gala concert. For more details and a full lineup of events, visit the festival website.

#2 Prague Fringe Festival showcases English-language theater and more

The 23rd edition of the Prague Fringe Festival will bring dozens of English-friendly productions to Malá Strana from May 27 to June 1. Featuring over 140 performances from 36 productions across 15 countries, the festival offers a diverse array of genres including theater, comedy, children's shows, and spoken word. Key venues for this year's festival include Divadlo Inspirace, A Studio Rubín, and Charles Bridge Comedy Club. Tickets are available online, with festival passes offering savings.

#3 Celebrate International Burger Day at Manifesto Anděl

May 28 is International Burger Day, and what better way to celebrate than the International Burger Festival at Manifesto Anděl. Enjoy delectable burgers from a range of venues, refreshing drinks, and crisp Pilsner Urquell beer in the vibrant market atmosphere of one of Prague's top foodie locations. The event runs all day long, and tables can be reserved online.

#4 Prague will host multiple foreign meetings this week

Czechia will host multiple foreign meetings this week where aid for Ukraine is expected to be the main topic. On May 28, European leaders will meet in Prague to discuss military aid for Ukraine at the invitation of PM Petr Fiala. On May 30-31, an informal meeting of NATO ministers of foreign affairs will take place in Prague. Alongside some the world's most high-profile foreign ministers, including U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will also be in attendance.

#5 Self-employed: Don't miss deadline to submit insurance reports

If you are self-employed in the Czech Republic, you must show your tax return and submit reports on your income and expenses to your health insurance company (usually VZP) and the Social Security Administration within a month of submitting your return. You can send these via your data box. People who submitted their tax returns around the end of April (by the May 2 deadline) have until the end of May to do this.

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