Czech scouts begin distributing Light of Bethlehem

Czech scouts started distributing the Peace Light of Bethlehem around the Czech Republic on Saturday. The modern symbol of Christmas season arrived in the country from Vienna last weekend.

Local scout troops are now distributing the light by train, placing it in churches and various institutions, from where people can light their own lamps. In Prague, it is being taken around the city on a historic tram.

The Peace Light of Bethlehem tradition was established by a regional studio of Austrian state broadcaster ORF in 1986 and has been taking place in the Czech Republic since the fall of communist regime in 1989.

Author: Ruth Fraňková