It is here that sad anniversary
When we left the Czech playwright , essayist , critic of the communist regime and later politician – Václav Havel
He was the ninth and last President of Czechoslovakia (1989-1992) and first President of the Czech Republic ( 1993-2003) .
This proud man fought for democracy and the outbreak of the Velvet Revolution in November 1989, Václav Havel was one of the founders of the anti-communist movement Civic Forum and as its candidate was 29 December 1989 elected president of Czechoslovakia.
Václav Havel was different because it did not look at communism or capitalism only by their mutual perspective. He considered both systems for two versions of the same crisis of civilization, his thoughts were different
“Havel longed for ” existential revolution ” , as well as Tomáš Masaryk in front of him longed for a” revolution in the hearts and minds “. Both were similarly distrustful of institutions and believed in the power of the powerless . Havel showed that this power exists only in fairy tales, ”
Once Václav Havel died on Sunday 18th December 2011 at 10.15 hours after long-term health problems. He died in his sleep on circulatory failure .
On the death of Vaclav Havel responded Czech and world leaders , [55 ] but also ordinary people . Already in the early evening on the 18th December, people began to spontaneously meet , such as Wenceslas Square in Prague to honor his memory. On the same day at 18 hours, also at the request of Archbishop Dominik Duka bells throughout the Czech Republic. President Vaclav Klaus expressed his condolences to the widow Dagmar Havel and gave impetus to the establishment of a Committee for the state funeral of Vaclav Havel.
The government in response to the deaths announced on 21 December three-day national mourning and proposed to enact a law Havel appreciating the merits of freedom and democracy. Reverent congregation in the Great Hall Karolina honor his memory and University Karlova.Na day of the funeral declared national mourning also Slovakia .
A heart for Havel is a sculpture in the shape of an open heart , which was established to honor the memory of Václav Havel. Authors Gavlovský Luke and Roman Svejda her use of the thousands of nedohořených wax candles that had to be during December 2011 and January 2012 collected at the places of remembrance incurred after the death of Vaclav Havel spontaneously throughout the Czech Republic . Two meters high and weighing 2.3 tons sculpture was unveiled on the 9th February 2012 on the plaza of the National Theatre , where it was placed to 10 of April. Gradually introduce and Litomyšl Brandys nad Labem.