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Western Bohemia Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the End Of World War II in Europe

Join us in watching a special online livestream of the annual Liberation Festival, live from the city of Pilsen in western Bohemia, in which the Czech Republic will thank U.S. liberators.

The live broadcast will launch online on Sunday, May 3 from 5 AM (EST) / 11 AM (CET) and will feature an almost six-hour-long program commemorating the fateful days in early May, 1945, when American and Belgian soldiers of General Patton’s 3rd Army liberated Pilsen:

  • live interviews with the festival organizers & city and county political delegates
  • remarks by historians, veterans, survivors, and artists
  • archival footage
  • a musical performance by Pilsner Jazz Band

Czech Center New York brings you the streaming of this year’s Liberation Festival, live from the city of Pilsen. The city, which was liberated 75 years ago by the U.S. Army, was forced to cancel this year’s celebrations in the streets of Pilsen, but has decided to honor and thank veterans in an online livestream broadcast.

You can watch it live on their website (with English commentary) HERE or on their Facebook HERE on Sunday, May 3 from 5 AM (EST) / 11 AM (CET).

For more information: https://www.slavnostisvobody.cz/program/