Thursday, July 8, 2010

Jan Hus Day Again

July 6th is Jan Hus Day and it is a public holiday in the ČR. I wrote about it last year.  But it meant more to me this year because I actually got the day off. Last year, it was a holiday but it didn't do anything for me because I hadn't started work yet. My first day was the 7th. 

In the center of Prague's Old Town Square is a big Jan Hus statue. It was erected in 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. 

The statue shows the moral Jan Hus who gave up his life instead of surrendering his beliefs and a young mother that symbolizes the rebirth of the nation.

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