On the actual anniversary of the late playwright and president’s birth on October 5 a gathering is set to take place on Prague’s Wenceslas Square. The rally to be held on from 19:00 until 21:00. On October 15, 80 figures from public life and the arts world are set to appear on four stages at the city’s Lucerna Palace.
Furthermore, the Czech Centres will stage events all over the world: “We will organise events in commemoration of ex-president Havel across Europe and also overseas, with the USA and Japan being the most remote destinations,” the centres’ spokeswoman Petra Jungwirthova said.
Havel was the first Czechoslovak post-communist president in 1989-1992 and the first president of the independent Czech Republic in 1993-2003. He died on December 18, 2011.