Dozens of events in Czech Republic to mark 70th anniversary of end of WWII

Dozens of events, including commemorative ceremonies and concerts attended by top politicians, will be held in the Czech Republic at the end of April and early May to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Czech News Agency reports, citing a document the cabinet is expected to approve on Wednesday. The biggest events include a concert for 1,800 guests that is to be held in Prague´s Congress Centre on May 5, and a remembrance event at Prague’s Vítkov Memorial. In Plzeň, west Bohemia, celebrations will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the town by the U.S. troops. Political leaders are also to attend a ceremony in Terezín, north Bohemia, and a meeting marking 70 years from the battle for the Czechoslovak Radio building during the Prague Uprising in early May 1945. Invitations to events have been extended to politicians as well as the head-of-state; the president and the prime minister will deliver speeches on the occasion.

Author: Jan Velinger