Commemoration Festival of Master Jan Hus

May 20, 2015

Commemoration Festival of Master Jan Hus


We would like to invite you to attend „The Commemoration Festival of Master Jan Hus  2015“ which will take place on the 5th and 6th of July 2015 in Prague.

Leaflet with programme


"The organizers of the Commemoration Festival of Master Jan Hus want to focus primarily on his principle thoughts and formative attitudes. On their behalf, I want to invite you all to Prague to commemorate and celebrate, and this is why you have this flyer with the programme for the upcoming festivities in July,"  Joel Ruml, Synodal Senior of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren.

It may seem that to commemorate this six hundred year old event is unnecessary and an ineffective expenditure of our energy and resources. It is true, that since the death of Master Jan Hus, many things have happened and changed. By the fact that Hus was placed in the top ten greatest Czech personalities (according to a survey by Czech Television in 2005), this confirmed, that his attitudes and principles are not so outdated and obsolete.

We invite you to Prague in July and on other dates to festivals in other regions, because you can meet Hus who:

  • did not like hypocrisy and sought credibility,
  • hated a lie, and rejoiced in the truth,
  • refused pride and arrogance and replaced them by tolerance, rebelled against carelessness; who believed that is it better to be conscientious and follow the rules knew what is extravagance, but who was deeply fond of temperance and modesty,
  • did not understand resignation in life only joy,
  • did not know a shallow patriotism, but found joy in Czech culture,
  • was not conciliary to laziness, but enjoyed creativity and knowledge,
  • refused rudeness and who loved purity and morality,
  • could understand errors, but was not passive in this sense, and who tried even more after making any mistake.

If you come and encounter this legacy of Master Jan Hus, you will confirm, that it is not futile to come back to it.