This year 2018 is not just a common year for our country. It brings the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovakia. When Czechoslovakia was proclaimed on October 28, 1918, and Prague became the metropolis of the new state, the great dream of many generations of Czechs and Slovaks came true. For the Czech Republic, this day is a public holiday and occasion for celebrations and memorial events.
The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia took place also in Brussels. The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Brussels represented by the Ambassador Jaroslav Kurfürst together with the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU represented by the Ambassador Jukub Dürr, the Permanent Delegation of the Czech Republic to NATO represented by the Ambassador Jiří Šedivý, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Brussels represented by the Ambassador Peter Kormúth, the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU represented by the Ambassador Peter Javorčík and the Permanent Delegation of the Slovak Republic to NATO represented by the Ambassador Radovan Javorčík organized on Thursday, October 25, 2018 a festive reception that took place in the magnificent premises of the historic Brussels Town Hall on the Grand Place.
On this occasion, The Brussings Choir performed and the national anthems were sung by a Czech mezzo-soprano Jana Hrochová together with a Slovak tenor Peter Repka.
Photo: Nick Flawinne