Liberation festival 1-6 May

Every year at this time, starts the annual Liberation festival in Plzen.

It was sixty years ago on the 18th April 1945, that General George Patton's 3rd Army entered Czechoslovakia, liberating Western Bohemia from six years of Nazi-German occupation. American tanks appeared on the streets of Plzen from eight o'clock on the morning of Sunday 6 May, to be greeted with enthusiasm by the people.

Since 1990 the tradition has grown up. People from all over the world come to Plzen to meet brave American veterans and to celebrate with music, dancing and the known Pilsner beer.

So if you see people dressed in military clothes and tanks by the street, don’t get scared, instead join the celebration with dancing and drinking.

Have a nice Liberation Festival 2010!

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