RE:PUBLIKA Festival

Festival marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia

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26. may–17. june 2018

Brno Exhibition Centre (Brněnské výstaviště)

100 years of independence deserve a real celebration!

On Saturday 26 May, the Brno Exhibition Centre will transform into a giant time machine and take visitors 100 years into the past. Until Sunday 17 June, you can join the largest celebration of the founding of an independent Czechoslovakia. This will be the biggest celebration in this country and maybe anywhere in the former Habsburg Empire.

Take a trip into the past, experience a First Republic-style party, folklore weekend, and get to know interesting people and the best Czech of design, architecture, and literature. Try sports in their current and historical forms, meet our best photographers, and enjoy a unique European dance festival. Look over the archive of mementos composed from your photos and stories, and, if you’re looking for a partner, meet others!

In short, celebrate 100 years of the republic with us.

The RE:PUBLIKA Festival builds upon the anniversary of the 1928 exhibition in Brno that was initiated by President T. G. Masaryk. That historic exhibition showed that Brno is the right place for a great celebration.

The festival will commemorate everything our republic has experienced over 100 years. Revolutionary historical moments. Unforgettable people. Great victories. Useful inventions. Unmatched works of art. And your personal stories.

This extensive project is built on several key events:

You can come any day, or for the entire weekend!

“We want to use RE:PUBLIKA to create an interactive space where everyone can meet, discuss, relax, learn, and enjoy. We hope Brno residents will enjoy the event, experience it, and make it their own.” Petr Vokřál, Mayor of the City of Brno

“We’re celebrating 100 years since independence, but large historical milestones are merely an opportunity for us to focus on personal human stories. We don’t want to be only an exhibition of local history, but a festival of emotion – experiences!” declared Pavel Anděl, the festival’s Creative Director.