Czech Culture & Adaptation

7 Ways to Spot a Bohemian “Baby Boomer”

March 1, 2016
Woman sitting on a park bench looking through binoculars

What’s unique about Czechs born during the 1970s?

Born during the “normalization” years after the Prague Spring in 1968, Bohemian baby boomers spent their childhood attending Young Pioneers meetings, coveting hard-to-come-by Levi jeans, leather boots and listening to rock ‘n roll. Depending on their families’ political affiliations, they may have participated in the Velvet Revolution. After the revolution, they came of age during a time when rules were broken and possibilities seemed limitless. They might have traveled or lived abroad. Later, many returned to their homeland to raise their own families, richer from seeing life from different perspectives.

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