Czechs and Slovaks celebrate shared past at annual meeting

Czechs and Slovaks have held an annual celebration of brotherhood on Mount Velká Javořina, which is on the border of the two states. Hot weather attracted several thousand people from both sides of the frontier to Sunday’s event, which was the 21st in succession, honouring the two nations’ shared past. One Slovak man told the Czech News Agency that he had run into two former colleagues that he had not seen since the peaceful split of Czechoslovakia at the beginning of 1993.

Author: Ian Willoughby