International festival
DAYS OF SLAVIC CULTURE
June 1 - 4, 2017

SLOVANSKÁ UNIE z. s. (Slavic Union in the Czech Republic, http://slovane.org)
invites You to the international festival DAYS OF SLAVIC CULTURE.
Czech Republic, region of east-southern Moravia,
towns Uherské Hradiště, Modrá, Velehrad and Staré Město

http://www.dny-slovanske-kultury.cz/eng

The international festival has patronage of the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman, ambassador of Slovenia in the Czech Republic Leon Marc, ambassador of Slovakia in the Czech Republic Peter Weiss, Chairman of the Senate of the Czech Parliament Milan Štěch, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament Jan Hamáček, Premier of the Czech Government Bohuslav Sobotka, Minister of Culture of the Czech Government Daniel Herman,  Minister of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Government Kateřina Valachová, Minister of Foreign Affairs Lubomír Zaorálek, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security of the Senate of the Czech Parliament František Bublan, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament Karel Schwarzenberg, Committee on Culture of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament, governor of the Zlín region Stanislav Mišák, governor of the Southmoravian region Michal Hašek, Council of Europe, European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius, municipal councils of involved towns, and other institutions.

The international festival received a blessing from
the Archbishop of Prague and the Czech Primate Dominik cardinal Duka
and the Orthodox Archbishop of Olomouc and Brno Eparchy Simeon.

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The international festival is based on the actual needs of the major international events on the topic of cultural and historical roots of the Slavic peoples and the contribution of the Saints Cyril and Methodius for the generation of new cultural projects. Positive results from the first years of the festival and cooperation of celebrities enable the successful development of this project and the achievement of its strategic objectives, which are:

  • CREATING THE BASIS FOR A NEW CULTURAL AND SOCIAL TRADITION

2013 - the first year of the festival
2014 - Ruthenians and Macedonians

2016 - Slovaks and Slovenes 
2017 - Poles and Croats

2018 - Czechs, Serbs and Lusatian Sorbs
2019 - Ukrainians and Bulgarians
2020 - ..
. . .

  • ATTRACTIVE WEEKEND EVENT WITH GOOD POTENTIAL FOR TOURISM

The Festival takes place from Thursday to Monday, but the main events are planed on the free days of weekend, so that people from other cities and localities can participate.

  • ATTRACTIVE COOPERATION WITH FOREIGN ORGANISATIONS AND PERSONALITIES

The festival is organised jointly with the embassies and cultural centres of the participating nations and with other governmental and non-governmental institutions and well-known personalities of science and culture.

  • ACTIVE COOPERATION WITH LOCAL INITIATIVES AND INSTITUTIONS

Festival unites and supports initiatives and institutions from the region of South Moravia, which gives them the opportunity for further development.

  • INSPIRATION OR SUPPORT IN OTHER SLAVIC COUNTRIES

The concern of participating institutions is the basis for the creation and support of similar activities in other Slavic countries. Some Slavic countries already have such similar festivals near to the date of May 24, which is the international day of Slavic culture.

(C) 2016, Slovanská unie z. s.
http://slovane.org