November 17: the Velvet Revolution, International Students’ Day…

…and Why Is It Arguably the Most Important Holiday of the Year for Us (Upcoming Czech Holidays During the Autumn Season and How the Locals Celebrate Them, part 2)

If you have read our article about 28 October, you might remember the mention of Jan Opletal and what his tragic death sparked – so let us have a closer look at what happened as well as how it affected our history.

28th October a Local Holiday and What Is It All About?

Creation of Czechoslovakia/Czech Independence Day (Upcoming Czech Holidays During the Autumn Season
and How the Locals Celebrate Them, part 1)

28th October is one of a series of both national and unofficial holidays that mark the autumn season in the Czech
Republic. Throughout the following weeks, we will bring you a series of articles about why do we celebrate
these holidays, in what ways we celebrate them and, most importantly, what do they mean to Czech people.
So, without further ado, let us begin with 28 October.

Events You Shouldn't Miss in October

SIGNAL FESTIVAL

Where: All over Prague, mostly the centre (the locations are right one the website homepage)
When: 10 October – 13 October
Price: mostly free – an outdoor event; some installations and events require a ticket (200-300 CZK depending on the venue combination)
Website: https://www.signalfestival.com/en/
Event: https://www.facebook.com/SignalFestival/

ESN CU Prague recommends - The best Prague gardens and parks

Hello there, guys!

 Warm sunny days finally arrive here, you are for sure eager to spend as much time outside as you possibly can. Finding a pleasant park where you can sit in the sun for a while might not be too difficult a thing – Prague is well-known for its vast number of parks and squares. But to make your experience even more pleasant and fascinating, we have prepared for you a list of the most beautiful parks in Prague which are perfect for both hang-outs with friends and spending time on your own.

Enjoy your Erasmus to the fullest

Enjoy your Erasmus in Prague to the fullest

The best part about being an Erasmus student is that you can enjoy the city in the time of the day when most of the people are in the office. Take an advantage of the empty morning streets and go out for a proper breakfast. No matter you are a morning person or not, breakfast is always a good idea of what to do.

In this article we will show you four places worth a visit. Get ready to have a breakfast in Prague!

ESN CU Prague recommends - The best Cafes

Hey there, coffee lovers!

We all know that coffee is one of the things no student can get along without. No doubt, back at home you have your favorite coffee house where they serve the best lattes and the tastiest cookies. Lucky for you, Prague has an abundance of cozy cafes which you might have not yet visited. Therefore, here is a list of five cafes and coffee shops in Prague which we hope you will love as much as we do.

How to navigate in Prague's public transport

Your arrival to Prague is getting closer and closer, some of you may even be here by now. And at this point, it will be absolutely vital for you to understand how Prague public transport works. Don’t worry, it’s not rocket science. The main struggle will be very likely to remember and understand names of the stops (because Czech language, well, you know).

Christmas in hospitals

We are in rush before Christmas, buying a lot of presents in crowded shopping centres, that no one need, just to have more presents under the Christmas tree. Is this the true Christmas spirit? No. Somewhere else are people celebrating their last Christmas and we can make them better. And imagine changing Christmas feeling for children, can you feel the real magic vibe?  That is what we did this week!

What does ESN CU mean to me

As you probably have noticed, big things are happening in our section. This week we've changed our name to ESN Charles University Prague along with our logo.

History of ESN CU Prague

IC CUNI has been around for quite a while. Now it’s time to step further – to become more recognisable. IC CUNI changes its name to ESN CU Prague and that is a big milestone for all of us! Here’s a brief recapitulation of the history of our beloved organisation.