Ahoj Monday! 5 tips for the week ahead 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 02.10.2023 07:30:00 (updated on 02.10.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes


#1 Changes to Labor Code go into effect

Effective from Oct. 1, 2023, significant changes are being introduced in the Czech Labor Code, impacting aspects of employment such as remote work, employment agreements, and terminations.

Employees must establish written agreements with their employers for remote work by Nov. 1, 2023. In the coming weeks, companies must also adjust their systems to allow for vacations for contractors as well.


#2 Architecture festival begins in Prague

Until Thursday, architectural wonders both modern and forgotten await discovery during Architecture Day, the largest architectural festival in the Czech Republic. The festival offers over 450 free events across the country that include guided walks, cycling tours, access to spaces normally closed to the public, and much more.

#3 Designblok kicks off across Prague

The 25th annual edition of Designblok (Oct. 4–10) will present the latest in contemporary Czech design at three exceptional venues starting this week: the National Gallery Prague’s Trade Fair Palace, the gardens of Prague Castle, and the Museum of Decorative Arts. Numerous shops, studios, and showrooms throughout the Czech capital will also participate.

#4 Film festival selections showing throughout Czechia

Award-winning movies from festivals in Berlin, Venice, and Cannes will hit numerous cinemas in Prague (and across Czechia) during the Be2Can film fest (Oct. 4-11). This year's festival opens with Maïwenn's Jeanne du Barry, starring Johnny Depp as King Louis XV opposite the director in the titular role, which made a splash at Cannes in May.

#5 English-language production premieres on Prague stage

Pulitzer prize-nominated playwright Joe Sutton's The Third Army will premiere at Prague's Divadlo Na Prádle on Thursday, October 5. The English-language production from Prague Shakespeare Company will also be staged on Friday as well as next weekend. Read more about the play and its Czech roots here.

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