The Czech Republic has long been known for its beer-making and brewing craft.
To show what it’s like to experience beer the Czech way, the embassy in the Philippines organized a first-of-its-kind Czech Beer Night.
Some 500 guests from the diplomatic corps, government, businesses and other partners of the embassy attended the special evening to commemorate the occasion of the consecutive Czech Independent State Day and National Day of Freedom and the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.
The guests had an abundance of Czech drinks and liquor including Czechvar, Pilsner Urquell, Velkopopovický Kozel, Whisky Trebitsch, Rudolf Jelínek and Becherovka to enjoy.
The Czech National Day of Independent State is commemorated every 28 October when the country then called Czechoslovakia gained independence in 1918.
Similarly, the Czech Embassy will also commemorate the 30th year of the Velvet Revolution, a peaceful revolution led by the students that occurred in 17 November 1989 and eventually transformed totalitarian Czech Republic into a democratic state which has been commemorated as the National Day of Freedom and Democracy.
“This being my first National Day celebration as Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Philippines, we opted to deviate from the usual conduct and celebrate it in a unique way involving many facets of Czech relations to the Philippines,” said Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jana Šediva.
“Aside from commemorating significant events in the history of the Czech Republic, we hope to express our sincerest gratitude for our guests and partners who had been with us throughout the year by immersing them with bits of what they could enjoy in the Czech Republic through the many traditions we will bring on the Czech Beer Night,” the envoy bared.
The event did not only showcase the pride of Czech Republic but also the strong bond that has tied the two nations for so many years.