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Jan Hus Day 2019

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Jan Hus Day is a public holiday in the Czech Republic.

Observed annually  on July 6 to commemorate the death of the religious reformer in 1415.

Jan Hus was born in 1369 in Husinec, Bohemia, he became a priest in 1402 and started preaching in Prague.

Hus's opinion was different from the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. He was influenced by the writings of John Wycliffe, that is why he wasn’t afraid to demand reformation of the Church. Hus was arrested in 1414, and tried in June. He was sentenced to death.

Jan Hus was executed on July 6, 1415. He was burned on a stake together with his writings, that was against the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

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