Celebration of the 30 anniversary of Velvet Revolution in the Czech Republic
Czechs celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution on November 17 2019, flocking to central Prague for concerts and speeches to mark the end of communist rule.
The festivities took place one day after a quarter of a million Czechs rallied against Prime Minister Andrej Babis and President Milos Zeman over concerns that the pair are chipping away at democracy in the nation 10.7 million people.
The two political leaders kept a low profile during the events, though Babis paid an early-morning visit to a memorial where police beat up student protesters in 1989 - a crackdown that sparked the wider rallies against the totalitarian regime.
The events on Sunday offered Czechs more of a party, with the unseasonably warm weather bringing out families and offering others a chance to sip beers while listening to the concerts and speeches.
Celebration of the 30 anniversary of Velvet Revolution in Ostrava
In Ostrava, a special commemorative event programme called SametOVÁ!!! already began on 15 November 2019 on Masarykovo Square and will go on until Monday evening. Whether staying in the capital or the smallest of villages, Czechs will also be able to hear the famous song Modlitba pro Martu, which is seen by many as the anthem of the revolution, at exactly 5.11pm (17.11) on most public and private radio channels across the country.
Celebration of the 30 anniversary of Velvet Revolution at Grammar school in Ostrava
Our Grammar school of Olga Havlová (BTW our school has the name of Olga Havlová - the first wife of famous revolutioner and the leader of Velvet revolution in Prague) has celebrated the 30th in a really great way. There have been a lot of activities organized at school. One of them si the eTinning project about tis democratic revolution M@pping the Milestones of Free Europe, than a grat Escape game "Interrogation room" and many other activities. See the programme: