What’s Up

What’s up?

Read about international current events that have affected us, the community and the world.

International festsvoboda Day

International Students’ Day in Prague November 17 marks an important event for Czech people, it all started on October 28, 1939, which was the 21st anniversary of independence of the Czechoslovak Republic. On this day, there were big anti-Nazi demonstrations in Prague, which were suppressed by Nazi forces. One student, whose name was Jan Opletal, … Continue reading International festsvoboda Day

What’s Up In Turkey?

An Attack On Journalists On July 15, 2016, half of the Turkish military army, as well as many civilians, attempted to overthrow the established government of which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policies are enforced. The President of Turkey, Erdogan, was first elected as Prime Minister of Turkey in 2003. He is currently the most powerful … Continue reading What’s Up In Turkey?

Design-Friendly Prague

Design-related events are emerging in Prague every year. In 2016, there were three events: Designblok, Czech Design Week, and DesignSUPERMARKET. This article will show you what’s happening in Prague nowadays, and tells you about few super talented designers, who are unique with their style, and to find them is only possible in Prague, Czech Republic. … Continue reading Design-Friendly Prague

Thanksgiving in the Czech Republic

Every year on every last Thursday of November, people in different countries celebrate Thanksgiving.  One of the main traditions is a dinner, which brings together several generations, and could take place in the oldest person’s house. This is an old tradition, but nowadays some people even don’t know about this tradition. Another tradition, if you’re … Continue reading Thanksgiving in the Czech Republic

Is My Art Only Authentic When It Is Related to My Exotic Origin?

April 17, PRAGUE—The following is an excerpt from an upcoming original theatre piece called ‘So, Where Are You Really From?’, a minimalistic composition of reflections on the issue of identity. Created by second-generation Vietnamese immigrants in the Czech Republic, Hong Nhung Dang and Huyen Vi Tran (me). Nhung: If I were Czech, I wouldn’t have had to … Continue reading Is My Art Only Authentic When It Is Related to My Exotic Origin?

I’m Scared, Too

June 10, PRAGUE—The crazier this world goes, the more scared I become. Terrorist attacks, wars, hate crimes, Islamophobia, intolerance, and all kinds of discrimination and racism. And it’s everywhere, but it’s not against everyone, it’s against me! I’m the Arabic woman from Syria, with black hair and dark eyes. I was born a Muslim by … Continue reading I’m Scared, Too

Why Style Matters

September 10, PRAGUE—How many times have you heard women saying: “The clothes do not reflect who I am. The most important thing is that I’m feeling comfortable in it”? Feeling comfortable is important but it doesn’t mean that you have to stop caring about your style and the way you look. If you ever heard someone saying … Continue reading Why Style Matters

The Great Vietnamese Outpouring

November 8, PRAGUE—I consider myself to be quite an avid sleeper. Therefore, when I naturally awakened at 5 AM on a Wednesday morning, I knew something quite out-of-the-ordinary was going to happen today. And it certainly did not feel like the good kind of the unordinary. Vietnam has been flooded. More than 80 people were … Continue reading The Great Vietnamese Outpouring

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