Check out some of the celebrations, events and gatherings taking place in Prague on November 17.
Hlávkova college, Albertov
Traditionally, the celebrations on November 17 will begin with a commemorative event at Hlávka College, the commemorative gathering is organized by the oldest Czech Foundation of the Gift of Josef, Marie and Zdenka Hlávky. It should start at nine o’clock in the morning.
The event on Albertov within the framework of Svobodné November will commemorate the events of November 17, 1939 and 1989 for the ninth time. The program of the commemorative act begins at 10 am in Studničkova Street.
A rich program has traditionally been prepared by the association Thanks, that I can on Národní třída. The motto of this year’s jubilee tenth year Korzo National is “Times are changing”. The program will be varied again this year – music, theater, workshops, lectures, debates, exhibitions, video mapping and more.
At 1:00 p.m., the national anthem will be played on Národní trída, sung by Annamaria d’Almeida from the Metro Palace balcony. From the same balcony, traditionally, at 5:11 p.m., a prayer for Marta will be heard, performed by Hana Holišová, this year accompanied by video mapping. The literary reading in the Václav Havel Living Room will be dedicated to Olga Havel on her late 90th birthday.
Of course, there will also be a place of worship, where you can honor the memory of those who fought for freedom with a lit candle.
List of News on Národní třída
Come and visit the live recording of the most popular Seznam Zpráv podcasts in the DRN Palace from 1 to 6 p.m.
Everything will start Happy Podcast: Grandpa, talk!, it will follow Vlevo dole with the theme of how politicians use November 17, he will welcome commemorators from the National Class Podcast 5:59he interviews the children of dissidents I’m asking a podcast In cotton wool will focus on the topic of the transformation of free entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic.
A concert for the future
The eighth year of the Concert for the Future will traditionally take place on Wenceslas Square. The celebrations, which have been going on since the morning, will culminate in the concert itself, which will start at 4:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s Concert for the Future is Nature. Human. Machine.
The concert will be accompanied by Jindřich Šídlo and Tereza Dočkalová. For example, Aneta Langerová, Dunaj, Igor Orozovič, Lipo or Vladimír 518 and others will perform. The exact timetable is not yet known.
The Memory of the Nation Awards
The Post Bellum organization will once again award the Memory of the Nation Awards at the National Theatre. Awards for personalities who have proven in their lives that honor, freedom and human dignity are not just empty words.
The live stream starts on November 17 at 8 p.m. It will be broadcast by Czech Television or Czech Radio.
Other events and gatherings
A memorial gathering in front of Hlávková Dormitory to honor the memory of Jan Opletal will be organized by the Prague KSČM from 10 a.m. The traditional satirical carnival parade in Prague is already organized by the velvet lighting, this year it is the motto “We bend Comenius”. On Letná under the pendulum, Pro Libertate – the Institute of Law and Civil Liberties is organizing an event called “For the return of reason and law”.