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On July 5 and 6 we celebrate Cyril and Methodius Day and Martyrdom of Jan Hus, the Embassy will be closed

Dear reader, please note that the Embassy will be closed on July 5 to 6 due to Czech bank holiday. Find more info about the Cyril and Methodius Day and Martyrdom of Jan Hus below.

July 5: The Day of Slavic Missionaries Cyril and Methodius

The two Byzantine Greek brothers Cyril and Methodius brought Christianity to the Great Moravian Empire in 863. They created the Old Slavonic Language (staroslověnština) using a new alphabet called hlaholice (the Glagolitic alphabet). They translated the Bible into this language and contributed to spread of Christianity throughout Great Moravia.

Read more about the Great Moravian Empire

July 6: Anniversary of the execution of Jan Hus (John Huss)

Jan Hus was a significant Czech religious reformer who martyred in 1415. His death sparked the Hussite wars of the 15th century.

Read more about John Huss and the Hussite era