Brno Majales 2014

Category: Special report

Each year’s a series of Majaleses takes place in many cities throughout the Czech Republic. We went to the one that took place in the city of Brno, the capital of Moravia. In Brno dwell around 80.000 students who are studying at a number of major universities (to name just a few: Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology, Mendel University, etc.). It is an old city with its history connected to Vienna and old Austrian empire. This can still be felt in Brno – but when students celebrate, it’s all put aside.

Majales is always a very big event. In Brno it takes place on the exhibition grounds where usually around 20.000 people gather. This year was no exception – even tough rain poured down heavily, people came; they drank beer, had fun and listened to some of the major Czech bands and musicians (Tomas Klus, Krystof, and many, many others). 

It was an event worth visiting. Even though Majales became much bigger and is no longer a small student celebration as it used to be during the First Czech Republic, it still has its charm and it offers a ton of fun to its visitors. 

For more information about Brno Majales, click here.

Written by Jan Skapa.