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Traditions of the Czech Republic date back to the Middle Ages, but most of them formed mainly in the 17th to 18th century. Although industrialization, urbanization and migration in the 19th and 20th century brought many changes, the variegated folk culture heritage has been still vivid and exploited. Czech Republic consists of three traditional regions - Czech, Moravian and Silesian and the three components of language - Czech, German and Polish.  Specific regional subcultures have developed in some regions, which we refer to as ethnographic regions (Chebsko, Wallachia, Chodsko etc.); in other regions the folk culture was less specific. Tangible folk culture heritage represents an integral part of the Czech cultural landscape (local architecture) and is well represented in many museums of all kinds. The tradition of intangible culture is manifested in our daily lives as part of the current pop-culture media (fairy tales and legends, songs, magical practices, etc.).

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