In July of 2015 it will already be 600 years since the martyrdom of Jan Hus, who stands in Czech history as an example of the struggle for truth and moral credibility. These Hus Celebrations 2015 will serve as a reminder of the reform thoughts and the life’s struggle of such an extraordinary man. The celebrations will take place on Sunday, the 5th of July, and on Monday the 6th of July in the center of Prague.
The Hus Celebrations 2015 will offer a wide variety of spiritual as well as cultural events, including services, concerts, theaters, lectures and discussions.
The main podium will be placed in the neighborhood of the memorial of Jan Hus on the Old Town Square. On the place called the “Fruit Market” you shall be able to experience the atmosphere of a medieval marketplace, including activities for children. There will also be a traveler’s program as well as further literary, musical and interactive programs in the neighboring churches.
The Hus Celebrations 2015 are intended for the whole society, including English and German speaking visitors.
The Hus Celebrations 2015 are the climax of the Year of Jan Hus, an important project of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren and the Czechoslovak Hussite Church on the basis of an agreement signed in the year 2013. The Year of Jan Hus began on the 7th of December 2014 in the church Saint Martin in the Wall with participants from both churches as well as the wider society.