The predominant inhabitants of the Czech Republic are the western Slavic people called Czechs. Their language also called Czech is a close relative of the Slovak and Upper Sorbian language. The Czech people descended from 6th century Slavic tribes who lived in Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia.
Among the kings of Czechs, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV or Karel IV is probably the most notable for his success and influence. In the 1400s, Jan Hus has pushed religious reforms in the region. The man behind the continued existence of the modern Czech language is Josef Jungmann.
Way of life
The people of Prague are typically living a good life with most of the people having access to technology and essential services. Most of them live in cities that is why some have to settle for cramped apartments.
Czechs and Germans share a common taste for food. Eating pork, pickled cabbage and a lot of dumpling is typical for a Czech diet. A favorite among the Czechs is a kind of dumpling called knedlíky. Sauerkraut or sour cabbage is commonly used even in soups. Strudel and pancakes are also part of their food choices, as well as open sandwiches and frankfurters that is why it’s not surprising that snack bars in the city sell these.
Prague people are also famous worldwide for their beer.
Start early and shut early, this is how it is in a typical day for a Czech. Shops usually start doing business at around seven in the morning.
Czech Republic’s folk tradition is very much incorporated in their lives as seen through popular forms of folk art like puppet shows, glass paintings, and modrotisk or a blue-and-white painted fabric. Czech are fond of hand-painting a boiled egg and making sweet bread shaped like a miniature lamb.
Peculiar as it may sound but the Czech people celebrate the day they were named. It is customary in the country to honor the day when their parents chose their name from over 400 first names. During this day, the celebrant may expect cards and gifts from people who know them.
The Czechs are interesting people and having a genuine interest in their life and language is most welcome.