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Brno Christmas

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A sad story which gave birth to a beautiful tradition. On Christmas 1919, an abandoned

little girl was found in the woods of the nearby village of Bílovice. Among those who found her was journalist Rudolf Těsnohlídek, who then devoted his time to helping abandoned children. Inspired by Copenhagen, in 1924 he organized the first collection under a lit-up Christmas tree.

And since Advent is still a time when we should share with those in need, Brno Christmas provides several opportunities to embrace the holiday spirit and lend a helping hand.

Every day under the Christmas tree you can find the traditional collection box of the Czech

Red Cross; your donations will pay for rehabilitation stays of children from SOS Children’s Villages and seniors as well as socially disadvantaged people and families.