- Starts: 05/05/2022 12:00 am
- Ends: 08/05/2022 12:00 am
Every May since 1990, Plzeň goes notionally back to 1945. The Liberation festival is held here and people from all over the world come here to celebrate the liberation by the US Army with the inhabitants of the town, military veterans and their families together. Participation of veterans whose annual visits tend to be full of emotions, was until recently the basis of the upcoming program. The number of veterans decreases over time. Only individuals who can undertake a difficult journey to the Czech Republic despite their health conditions have remained. That´s why the city of Pilsen tries to move the liberation festival to the next level, which would ensure the continuity of the liberation festival, the preservation of tradition, the memory of the crucial moments of history and especially strengthening of the current freedom.
The Liberation Festival program is divided into several parts. These are regularly recurring events, f.e. convoy of historical military vehicles, memorial meetings at WWII memorials or discussions with veterans. Sectional projects of individual clubs of military history offer a new and interesting conception of history associated with the presentation of contemporary military equipment, weapons and military activities. Some of the projects go beyond the borders of individual years. The festival program also contains attractive innovations that will attract new visitors and offers a program for the whole family.
The full programme is available on the website of the Liberation Festival.