Culture & Identity of the Czech Republic
The daily way of life in Czech Republic today is based on a number of factors, but
the greatest differences come in the city versus the rural life. Prague is home
to a huge number of people and here life is very international as tens of thousands
of foreigners live in the city and tourists are impossible to avoid in most neighborhoods.
However, life in the many towns and villages in the country move at a slower pace
as the people are more intrigued by foreigners as time seems to matte a bit less.
Most of the people of Czech Republic are urbanized; nearly 75% of the people live
in cities. Most of the people, no matter where they live, make a living in either
heavy industry or the services sector; only about 3% of the working population works
in agriculture. Many foreign companies have opened factories in the country, including
numerous car companies.
For nearly every working person in Czech Republic the work day is fairly regular
as most jobs begin at about 8:00 am and close at about 6:00 pm, but some factories
have a second and third shift as many of the restaurants and bars in the cities
are open late into the night. For children, school is also fairly regular and consistent.
Schools runs from early September to mid-July and hours are also regular.