2. 5. 2013
The City of Pilsen has prepared a continuation of the iTag trail project for this year’s Liberation Festival. With cutting-edge technology at their fingertips, hikers can set out along the liberation trail in both Pilsen and the Domažlice region and look up information, view photographs and plan their next destination right at the sites of important events connected with the end of World War II by just taking out their smart phones.
2. 5. 2013
The Liberation Festival in Pilsen, which has regularly been the largest celebration of the end of World War II in the Czech Republic, will kick off on Friday, May 3. As it does every year, the festival will recreate the atmosphere of army life in period camps and events in local residents’ lives, and will offer a vast side program, including jazz and country concerts and a historical military vehicle parade through the city center. Memorial ceremonies will be held to recall the heroism demonstrated by Czech and American soldiers. The main commemoration event will take place at the “Thank You, America!” monument on Monday, May 6. The Czech Armed Forces, which has been the festival partner… More informations
29. 4. 2013
The 2013 Liberation Festival will start on Friday, May 3, and end with an official memorial ceremony at the “Thank You, America!” memorial on Monday, May 6. During the event, Pilsen will symbolically – and in many sites literally – go back in time to offer a glimpse of life in the city at the end of World War II. The final touches are being put on the official staging for the memorial ceremonies, side programs and events that individual military history clubs are offering. Authentic military camps in the city center, a Sunday parade of historical military vehicles on Klatovská Boulevard, emotional meetings with war veterans and a vibrant cultural program will be the main attractions.
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29. 4. 2013
Every year, Pilsen holds the Liberation Festival to commemorate the day it was liberated by the US Army. In addition to memorial ceremonies, the four-day event features authentic military camps in the city center, an historical military vehicle parade, meetings with war veterans, and a fascinating side program chocked full of new events – like a parachute jump right down to Republic Square. The Czech Armed Forces, which has been the festival partner each year, also adds to the program by holding an event titled Army Week.