SPECIAL CZECH DAYS STAMP CANCELLATION

Cachet Envelope Stamp

The 2014 66th Annual Czech Days design created by Josie Pechous of Tabor, SD which will appear on a special stamped Cachet Envelope designed by Sandy Sykora, may be purchased from the Post Office by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope (SASE) #10 size and $2.00 for each cancellation wanted to:  Tabor Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 21, Tabor, SD  57063.  Make checks out to Tabor Chamber.

Visit our web site at:  www.taborczechdays.com or visit us on Face Book at:  www.facebook.com/TaborCzechDays .

 

Dancing Couple

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Virtual inspection of Prague’s Castle

Je to nádhera, nespěchat, otáčí se kam dole ukážeme, dvojitá šipka nás

povede dál…

http://www.hrad.cz/cs/prazsky-hrad/virtualni-prohlidka/index.shtml

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Povídání o Kampě

Kampa

Powerpoint Presentation File

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Sample of Czech Republic Embassy Newsletter

 

September 2013

 

Ambassador’s Message: “The Mutual Inspirations Festival 2013 – Václav Havel is in full swing. I hope that you join us in celebrating the legacy of Václav Havel through theater, film, and music at the many events we have planned with our wonderful partners around Washington. I am especially looking forward to the concert The Power of the Human Spirit at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on September 30, and establishing Václav Havel’s Place at Georgetown University on October 2. Please visit the festival’s websitewww.mutualinspirations.org for all the details.” ~ Petr Gandalovič

— LATEST NEWS & EVENTS —
 
Elections – Chamber of Deputies
Early elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic will be held on October 24 and 25, 2013. Voting will be organized at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC, and at the Consulates General of the Czech Republic in Chicago Los Angeles, and New York.Photo courtesy: Martin Pizinger Read more.
 

Ambassador Visits Nebraska

During his trip to Nebraska in August, Ambassador Gandalovič visited Prague, a small town where many of the residents are of Czech ancestry, still speak the Czech language and follow many of the Czech traditions. Photo Courtesy: Morgan Spiehs / Lincoln JournalRead more.

Czechs at XChange Americas 2013  

Five Czech companies participated in the XChange Americas 2013 Conference in Fort Washington on August 18-20. This annual event is focused on providers of complex IT solutions, mainly for medium and large companies. Photo Courtesy: Tomas Hart  | Read more.

Václav Havels Place

Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Czech Embassy, the Václav Havel Library, and American Friends of the Czech Republic, will present a panel discussion in Gaston Hall on October 2, at 3 pm, followed by the dedication ofVáclav Havel’s Place and reception in the Alumni Square, honoring the late Czech President, playwright, and human rights advocate–Václav Havel. Photo courtesy: Mary Fetzko | Read more.

Theatre: Havel’s Trilogy – Sept. 21-26

The Czech Embassy, in collaboration with Alliance for New Music-Theatre, Ambassador Theater, and Fort Fringe-The Shop, will feature HAVEL’S TRILOGY, a series of performances and discussions connected to the “Vaněk” plays of Václav Havel as part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival.

Photo courtesy: Michal Hančovský | Read more.

The Power of the Human Spirit

The U.S. Army Concert Band, conducted by Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier, and members of the Cathedral Choral Society, under the direction of J. Reilly Lewis, join together for a very special musical tribute to the late Czech President Václav Havel in the program The Power of the Human Spirit at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on September 30, at 7:30 pm. Photo Courtesy: Pavel Štecha | Read more.

New Czech Restaurant – Capitol Prague
The Czech Embassy welcomes the recent opening of Capitol Prague, a trendy restaurant in DC offering delicious Czech & Slovak cuisine, such as schnitzel, svíčková, knedlo-vepřo, halušky, and koláče. Ambassador Gandalovič and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg had the opportunity to taste their delicacies this summer. Photo Courtesy: Capitol Prague | Read more.
Follow the Embassy on Twitter

The Embassy of the Czech Republic has recently joined Twitter. Through the site, we will share official Government statements, updates on upcoming events, links to interesting articles on Czech-US relations and much more. | Read more.

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Some Interesting Views of Prague

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A Note Regarding Czechoslovak Dealers

FYI.  In looking for dealers of Czechoslovak material, I lucked into
the following.  Jack Ott is a local dealer who also organizes shows.
His largest show is held at the Elks Club in Fairfax, VA.  This
weekend (9/07-9/08) was one of Jack’s shows; two dealers there has a
lot of Czechoslovak material:

1)  Michael Schweitzer, P.O. Box 361064, Indianapolis, Indiana
46236—2 large red boxes labeled Czechoslovakia including the First
Republic,  and a selection of wartime Slovakia and Bohemia and
Moravia—no covers.  michael@mandshobbies.com   and
www.mandshobbies.com

2) The Russian expatriate who’s company is “Admirer of Stamps” 49
Trafalgar Sq., Lynbrook, NY 11563
516-561-2292.  stampadm@optonline.net   eBay store:  Admirer of
Stamps.  Large selection of stamps including the First Republic and
souvenir sheets and other “stuff” in stock books. Very few covers.  In
the past, Rich P. has bought from him.
I’ve seen him at other local shows and he adds slowing to his
Czechoslovak inventory; His ad mentions Czechoslovakia, Poland,
Hungary, Germany, Russia, etc.

Cheers,

John P.

(The SCP does not endorse nor has been paid for this information)

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If you are in Washington DC during September 15th or 29th

 Invitation:

 

MASSES:

Sept. 15, 10 am
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception invites you to celebrate Mass on September 15, at 10 am, in the Crypt Church in commemoration of the 1115th anniversary of the arrival of Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia. The Mass will be celebrated in the Slovak language.

Sept. 29, 12:15 pm
The Basilica will also celebrate Mass with Rev. Antonín Kocourek from New York in honor of St. Wenceslaus on September 29, 12:15 pm, in the Czech National Chapel (Hostyn Chapel). The sermon will be in the Czech language.

LOCATION:
MASS: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Cyrpt Church | Our Lady of Hostyn Chapel (both are located on the lower level)
400 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC
www.nationalshrine.com

HISTORY OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CHAPEL

The Czech National Chapel was a gift of the Czech-American Catholics and dedicated in June 1983 by James Cardinal Hickey. Recalling the rescue of the Czech nation in 1241, Mary is shown with the Christ Child atop rain clouds; in the Child’s hand is a bolt of lightening. The translation of the inscription on the face of the arch above the statue reads: “Remain a Mother to your people.” The heroic size bronze statue of St. John Neumann, native of Bohemia, Bishop of Philadelphia and the first American to be canonized, is located at the entrance.

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