Monday, September 28, 2009

Czech Statehood Day

September 28th is Czech Statehood Day and it is a public holiday here. It sounds like it would be the Czech equivalent of the 4th of July but it actually celebrates St. Wenceslas, the nation's patron saint.  He's also the patron saint of beer.

Václav I (Wenceslas in English) is credited with founding the independent Czech state. He was murdered by his brother Boleslav in Stará Boleslav. 

In Prague, there is Wenceslas Square which has played host to some of the most important events in Czech history. 

1 comment:

  1. Czechoslovakia was founded on 28th OCTOBER 1918 and 28th OCTOBER is also a national holiday in ČR...