Státní kalendář jako pilíř první československé republiky?
|Keywords||Interwar Czechoslovakia, Commemoration, Czech history, Holiday, Festivities, Nationalism|
|Citation||KESSLER, Vojtěch. Státní kalendář jako pilíř první československé republiky?. Journal of the National Museum. History Series. Prague: National Museum, 2019, 188(3-4), 77–83. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/cnm.2019.008. ISSN 1214-0627. Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/jotnmhs/188-3-4/statni-kalendar-jako-pilir-prvni-ceskoslovenske-republiky|
The First Czechoslovak Republic had a distinctive impact on Czech and Slovak historic awareness, despite its relatively short duration. One of the reasons for this was the elaborate system of state symbolism, for instance state holidays. This article focuses on the genesis of origin of the system of state holidays, its implementation within the terms of everyday or annual “operation” and finally also on its reception in a multi-national state. The systém of state holidays was represented chiefly by the date of celebration of the birthday of President T. G. Masaryk (3 March), the First of May, the date of the anniversary of the Battle of Zborov (2 July), the Feast of Jan Hus, the feasts of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius and also Saint Wenceslas, and particularly the 28 October, which was the date the republic had been established.