The Daily Dozen: 12 things to know about Czechia today

Mucha-themed exhibition opens in Paris, sweet treats and a spring quiz, and more buzzworthy headlines for March 22, 2023. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 22.03.2023 16:27:00 (updated on 22.03.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

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Russia and China vs. the West|In Tuesday's debate hosted by the German Council for Foreign Relations (DGAP), Czech President Petr Pavel cautioned against the West's lack of unity in its approach toward Russia and China. He also emphasized the importance of providing continued support to Ukraine in its battle against Russian aggression. Read more in our article.


E-commerce|The arrival of two well-known and popular companies in the Czech e-commerce sphere is set to shake up online shopping in the country. E-commerce platform Allegro, headquartered in Poland, and German-based hypermarket Kaufland will later this year open up e-shops in Czechia. Read more in our article.


  • The year-on-year profit of agricultural enterprises in the Czech Republic rose by 142 percent to CZK 22 billion in 2022.
  • The average net profit of agricultural companies was CZK 6,242 per hectare.
  • The profit was CZK 9.1 billion in 2021.
  • Source: an internal survey of the Agricultural Union of the Czech Republic


Mucha in Paris|An exhibition called "Eternal Mucha" opens today in Paris at the Grand Palais Immersif. The exhibition, which is open to the public until Nov. 5, focuses on Mucha's work as a poster artist in Paris; his involvement in the Universal Exposition of 1889 held in Paris; his monumental works, including the Slav Epic; and his lasting legacy into the present day.

Remembering Hašek|The Museum of Czech Literature in Prague on Tuesday put on display original, handwritten manuscripts of well-known Czech writer Jaroslav Hašek's most famous work. The public could view excerpts from "The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War" in Prague’s Bubeneč district. Read more in our article.

meanwhile in prague

Spotted: William Dafoe|Hollywood actor Willem Dafoe stopped by a Vinohrady restaurant for some Ukrainian borsch this week. The actor is in town to film the remake of “Nosferatu,” currently shooting in Prague’s Barrandov Studios. Read more in our story.

Firefighters' parade|Prague firefighters paraded through the capital this morning to commemorate 170 years since City Hall's establishment of a professional fire department, the first of its kind in what is now the Czech Republic. Prague’s city councilors decided to establish the first professional fire department on Czech territory on March 23, 1853. Read more in our article.


Sweet delights|The Czech Republic has a rich tradition of confectionery production that dates back to the early 20th century. After falling into partial oblivion during the socialist era, some of these sweet treats are now making a comeback thanks to confectioners who use quality ingredients and time-tested recipes. Read more in our article.

The delicious desserts that Myšák offers
Delicious desserts at the Myšák pastry shop

video of the week

McDonald's comes to Czechoslovakia|On March 20, 1992, the gates of the first McDonald’s restaurant in then-Czechoslovakia opened to welcome eager customers to its location on Vodičkova street, which is still in operation to this day. The fast food giant adapted to changing times with custom menus and other changes you can read about in our article.

just for fun

Spring quiz|Test your knowledge of Czech springtime traditions ranging from Morana to green beer and the Maypole in our quiz.

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