In order to explain the origin of the bohemian vs Moravian rivalry, we decided to create this short article. We hope it will be both educative and interesting for all expats and visitors of our country.
Where did it all start? History teaches us that there was the guy called Samo, who founded the first state the Samo´s Empire in 623 A.D. Thence the uniting of many Slavonic tribes gave birth to mighty Great Moravian Empire. Let us stop here for the moment. Nowadays our country is divided into two smaller parts – Bohemia and Moravia. Bohemia means Czech in our language (it is the same word = Čechy) and you can understand that Bohemia is more important with the capital city of Prague. But from history, the Moravia was the original country in these lands (with Brno, the biggest Moravian city and the rival to Prague). This was the origin of rivalry between left and right part of the country. On the other hands we are still one nation and we fight for our country in international matters under one flag and anthem.