Ceremony held at statue of Jan Hus on Old Town Square following renovation

The statue of Jan Hus on Prague’s Old Town Square has been presented to city representatives and citizens following a renovation job carried out in connection with the 600th anniversary of the death of the religious reformer and the 100th anniversary of the creation of the monument. Speaking at Tuesday‘s event, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Hus had been a central figure in Czech history. Mr. Sobotka also signed a memorial document which was placed in a box by the statue’s cornerstone along with Tuesday’s newspapers and other items. A number of events are being held in the Czech Republic in connection with the anniversary of Hus’s burning at the stake in July 1415.

Author: Ian Willoughby