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Presentation of the program of Liberation Festival 2015 - 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Pilsen by the US Army

Thursday, April 30

České údolí/Borský park
Folk celebration at the maypole (Czech traditional custom of celebrating the spring season), camp fire

Americká st.
Cinema Royal (program of the project Pilsen - European capital of Culture 2015)

Friday, May 1

Borský park, OC Plaza, Křižíkovy sady, Proluka, Pobřežní st.
all-day program of military history clubs
areál Armády ČR Lobzy
presentation of contemporary Czech army

Borský park
a.m.: reconstruction of the arrival of the US Army in Pilsen in May 1945 and the construction  of American camp
14.00 The opening ceremony of the Liberation Festival 2015, cultural program 

terasy Divadla J. K. Tyla
14.00 unveiling G. S. Patton

U Branky, Smetanovy sady
13.00 - 19.00 cultural program

Plochá dráha na Borských polích
20.00 Band performance of American legend Lynyrd Skynyrd, 19.30 forerunner Žlutý pes
Historically, the first appearance in the Czech Republic this world famous bands in the genre known as southern rock. The group was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in the summer of 1964 and the hits are "Free Bird" and "Sweet Home Alabama" - the song known from the film Forest Gump.

Booking tickets on Ticketportal, Ticketpro, Ticketart, Eventim.
More information: www.pragokoncert.com, www.plzen2015.cz
About Lynyrd Skynyrd: www.lynyrdskynyrd.com

Saturday, May 2

Borský park, OC Plaza, Křižíkovy sady, Proluka, Pobřežní st.
all-day program of military history clubs
areál Armády ČR Lobzy
presentation of contemporary Czech army

Měšťanská beseda
10.00 discussion with veterans of World War II, autographs giving

U Branky, Smetanovy sady
11.00 – 18.00 cultural program

náměstí Republiky
19.00 – 22.00 composed program - original festive show commemorating the liberation of Pilsen

Sunday, May 3

Borský park, OC Plaza, Křižíkovy sady, Proluka, Pobřežní ul.
all-day program of military history clubs
areál Armády ČR Lobzy
presentation of contemporary Czech army

Husova st.
09.15 laying flowers at the monument of the 16th Armored Division Memorial and the Czechoslovak soldiers who fought on the Western Front

Chodské náměstí
10.00 laying flowers at the monument to the 2nd Infantry Division

Sukova st., Klatovská st., náměstí Republiky
11.00 - 14.00 Convoy of Liberty - column of historical military technology and current techniques of the Army of the Czech Republic

náměstí Republiky
morning - cultural program
afternoon - music program in cooperation with Czech Radio

U Branky
Time for rest, coffee and jazz (sidewalk café with live music)

Monday, May 4

Křižíkovy sady, Proluka
all-day program of military history clubs, excursions for schools

Luční st.
football match between FC Viktoria Plzeň and army
... May 24, 1945 among the debris in the stands of the stadium Luční, around hastily modified the board, gathered 10,000 spectators saw the match with Viktoria Plzen and US Army Eleven. Viktorka then won11:1.

Tuesday, May 5

Křižíkovy sady, Proluka
all-day program of military history clubs, excursions for schools

Soutok Radbuzy a Mže - „Na Obcizně“
commemoration ceremony and a small reconstruction showing the Pilsen Radio started broadcasting on May 5, 1945

náměstí Míru
16.00 Ceremony at the memorial to the victims of World War II and fallen Czechoslovak and Allied airmen

Kulturní dům Peklo
19.00 After the siren swing! Swing evening in the style of American taverns. The music plays Pilsner Jazz Band and invited swing orchestra.

Wednesday, May 6

Křižíkovy sady, Proluka
all-day program of military history clubs, excursions for schools

katedrála sv. Bartoloměje
9.30 - 10.00 solemn Mass

Radnice města Plzně
Ceremony at the memorial plaques on the staircase hall

Americká st.
Commemoration ceremony at the monument "Thank you, America!"

Velká synagoga
Light of Understanding - Concert and Closing Ceremony of Liberation Festival 2015

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE !!!