The Daily Dozen: 12 things to know about Czechia today

Gwen Stefani comes to Prague, new Avatar film tops highest-grossing list in Czechia, and more buzzworthy headlines for Feb. 14, 2023. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 14.02.2023 16:00:00 (updated on 14.02.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes


Protest for better pay|Couriers for the Wolt delivery service are staging protests today in Prague following changes in their pay structure. Last week, following negotiations with couriers, the company announced that it would increase their minimum payment for an order by 10 to 20 percent depending on the region they work in. Read more in our story.

Valentine's Day|Estimates show slightly more than 1 in 4 people in Czechia celebrate Valentine’s Day, with men spending CZK 980 on average and women about CZK 800 on gifts. Inflation has played a strong role in recent years – these sums are almost 20 percent higher than 2021 levels. Read more in our story.


  • Highest grossing movies in the Czech Republic since 1989 (in CZK)
  • 273 million: Avatar: The Way of Water
  • 213 million: Avatar
  • Most watched movies in the Czech Republic since 1989
  • 2 million viewers: Tank Battalion
  • 1.8 million viewers: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Source: Czech Crunch

meanwhile in prague

New arrival|Victoria’s Secret will open a Czech store in Prague’s Westfield Chodov shopping center in May this year. So far, the lingerie chain's only local presence has been at Prague's Václav Havel Airport. The brand has faced bad publicity, and a drop in year-on-year sales. Read more in our story.

Tree works|Forestry workers from the Prague municipality have started felling trees in the Vítkov Park in Prague 3. Around 69 trees are to be felled "during the dormant season of 2022 to 2023," Tadeáš Provazník, spokesman for the Prague municipality, told Pražská Drbna. These include trees with growth defects or attacked by fungi, who could endanger the safety of park visitors by breaking or uprooting.

elsewhere in czechia

Sudetenland|After 85 years, the town of Krásná Lípa in the Děčínsk region got back an original border post that stood at the Czech-German border, iDnes reports. The steel column was removed from its original place during the Nazi annexation of the Sudetenland in October 1938, and remained hidden in the cellar of the museum of Schirgiswald, near the Czech border, whose representatives initiated the return process.


Boxing boycott|The Czech Boxing Association (ČBA) announced Monday that its Czech athletes will not compete in the upcoming World Boxing Championships in protest against Russian and Belarusian boxers participating in the event. The women’s world championship will take place this March in India, while the men’s championship will be in Uzbekistan about two months later. Read more in our story.


Pop sensation|Gwen Stefani will perform at the Prague Rocks Festival on June 21, according to Live Nation. In addition to headliner Maroon 5, the festival will bring to Prague Australian singer Delta Goodrem and Czech representatives, the band Lake Malawi and singer Vojtech Dyk with his new project D.Y.K. Stefani, who rose to fame as the singer of the band No Doubt, last performed in Prague in 2007. 

French culture|To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the French collection at the Prague National Gallery, the French Embassy in Prague is preparing a series of events this year, according to French ambassador Alexis Dutertre, cited by ČTK. These include France’s participation at the Prague Quadriennale festival dedicated to state design and theater space, the 26th French Film Festival, held in the fall, and many others. 

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