Ahoj, Monday! 5 tips for the week ahead in Czechia

A quick guide to start the week ahead with news and tips for Prague and Czech Republic.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 16.10.2023 07:30:00 (updated on 16.10.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes


#1 Celebrate World Bread Day with a Czech houska

Monday, October 16 is officially World Bread Day, launched by the International Union of Bakers and Confectioners to coincide with the creation of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization, which debuted in 1945 to fight hunger with the motto Fiat Panis (Let There be Bread).

The Czech Republic has a wealth of beloved bread products, including the ubiquitous rohlík, but it was the simple houska that was recently selected as one of the top 100 breads in the world by users of TasteAtlas.


#2 Czech universities go on strike

The Czech Republic's University Trade Union (VOS) has announced a nationwide one-hour strike on Tuesday, October 17, which will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. across the country. The strike pushes for greater financing for higher education in the Czech Ministry of Education's new budget. While the official trade union strike is just for one hour, teachers at some universities will be striking for the whole day. These include those at the Faculty of Arts of Palacky University in Olomouc as well as some faculties at Charles University in Prague.

#3 Explore reality and illusion at Prague's Rudolfinum

The Co-Extensive exhibition at Prague's Rudolfinum explores the impact of images on our everyday experiences. It discusses how the pervasiveness of images can flatten our perception of reality, and examines the influence of minimalism on contemporary art and the development of image forms that blur the lines between reality and illusion.

Artists like Ann Veronica Janssens, Michał Budný, Larry Bell, and Jaromír Novotný offer different perspectives on the relationship between space and image. The exhibition opens on October 19 and runs through January.

#4 Israeli Film Festival kicks off in Prague

The 2023 Israeli Film Festival runs from October 20 to 22 at Prague's Kino Pilotů. This 7th edition of the annual festival will bring more than 20 screenings and lectures, and will be personally attended by director Micah Smith, who will bring his latest film, Exodus 91.

This year's Israeli Film Festival carries special significance in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks. It will also include a Hebrew mini-lesson, a photo exhibition, and a lecture on culture and film in addition to the movie screenings.

#5 TEDxUNYP brings the keys to the future to Prague

The upcoming TEDxUNYP 2023 event, taking place at the UNYP Arena on October 21, will focus on sustainability for both our planet and ourselves under the theme Keys to the Future. Since its inception, TEDxUNYP has been a leading platform for the exchange of ideas and innovations, bringing together thought leaders from various fields.

This year, the event promises an in-depth exploration of sustainability concepts and resilience in the face of future challenges, offering a glimpse of opportunities, inventions, and innovations – the 'keys' to our future.

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