Czech Republic celebrating the St. Cyril and Methodius Day!

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Hi everyone!

We are celebrating an interesting public holiday today in my homeland Czech Republic so I decided to provide you with another little insight into our history and culture.

The public holiday we are celebrating every year on July 5 is known as the St. Cyril and Methodius Day and it was designated to commemorate these famous Byzantine missionaries.

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Cyril and Methodius were brothers and Christian theologians who lived in the 9th century in today´s Greece. In 860, there began their missionary journey across a significant part of Europe during which they spread Christianity and scholarship among the Slavic nations. In 863, they arrived to the Great Moravian Empire, a large Slavic state that was located on what is now territory of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.

Cyril and Methodius are also credited with creating the Glagolitic Alphabet, the first alphabet used for transcription of the Old Church Slavonic language.

Source: Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons)

Except for the Czech Republic, the St. Cyril and Methodius Day is also celebrated on July 5 in Slovakia. Other Slavic countries such as Bulgaria, Ukraine or Slovenia celebrate this holiday on different days.

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So you have a long weekend at your place. Great. Czech nation don't forget to tribute their heros I like this philosophy. Such a lively nation. keep sharing @czechglobalhosts

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Also celebrated in some parts of Central Texas where there are many beautiful churches in the small towns. Thanks for your post.

Hi Thomas, Firstly I given my wishes to Czech citizens,
Happy and peaceful St. Cyril and Methodius Day! It's great historical & religious moment starting since Cyril and Methodius live period.

Cyril and Methodius are also credited with creating the Glagolitic Alphabet, the first alphabet used for transcription of the Old Church Slavonic language.

I never hear before above news. But now I polish my knowledge better via your update. I learnt most about Czech through your support. I think Cyril and Methodius both characters done important task and was popular around Europe.

Happy St. Cyril and Methodius Day to every Byzantine missionaries in Prague. It's greatest day for reminder both of Christian theologians. It's absolutely great to to Czech Republic. Why I telling that? Both theologians, started missionary journey to Europe indeed Czech.

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Happy St. Cyril and Methodius Day...I am extremely fortunate to read about this feast and to know this pleasant story of Saints Cyril and Methodius, who came to 863 in the state of Great Moravia to spread Christian faith and culture in the Slavic language.

You must go on vacation to visit Czech

We are thankful to St. Cyril and Methodius for creating the Glagolitic Alphabet. @czechglobalhosts Enjoying holiday for such as great proud that you have.

St. Cyril and Methodius Day. Is a great day.
Czech is awesome republic
Perfect shots.

In Russia, too, celebrate the day of these saints. Russia is one of the last countries where the Cyrillic alphabet is preserved!

Very historic day at the czech republic. St. Cyril and methadopius were great personalities and its their birth. The statues are awesome. They promote christianity and are awesome. Good photography. Kepe up the good work.

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