We’d planned to see the jousting at Prague Castle today, but I discovered this morning that a famous battle was being reenacted on Vitkov Hill, in easy walking distance of our apartment. The reenactment took place on the site of the battle which occurred on July 12-14, 1420. The Hussites, followers of religious reformer Jan Hus, battled for their rights to practice their religion as they saw fit. Although greatly outnumbered, they were victorious because of their cleverness. The suburb is now named Žižkov, after the Hussites’ military leader, Jan Žižka.
In fact, we couldn’t really see the battle very well, but it was a great afternoon of medieval fun. We came home with a sword and a half a kolacé, somewhat akin to a sweet pizza with cream cheese and blueberry topping. Delicious:)
On the way home, we saw a wedding and a very interesting building. Fun afternoon!
I’m looking forward to either knowing more Czech language or knowing more Czech people so I can understand what’s happening better! It would be great to know what all the signs say and what’s generally going on!