On that day, 41 selected Jewish heritage sites around the country will be open to visitors. They include synagogues, Jewish cemeteries and other buildings.

The Day of Jewish Monuments initiative is organized by Jewish community in Prague in collaboration with Matana, the administrative body for  Jewish buildings and cemeteries; the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic; the Jewish community in Brno; and the Jewish community in Teplice.

August 14th coincides with the fast day of Tisha B’av — the 9th of Av — a day of mourning in Jewish religious tradition commemorating the destruction of the Temple and other catastrophes.

Today, about 200 synagogues and 370 Jewish cemeteries still stand.