Commemoration Day for the Victims of the Communist Regime in the Czech Republic Date in the current year: June 27, 2017

Commemoration Day for the Victims of the Communist Regime in the Czech Republic Commemoration Day for the Victims of the Communist Regime (Den památky obětí komunistického režimu) is observed in the Czech Republic on June 27. This remembrance day honors all those who died under the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.

The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia seized power in 1948. The Communist regime in Czechoslovakia was characterized by human rights violations. Religious activists and human rights activist were severely repressed.

Commemoration Day for the Victims of the Communist Regime was established in 2004. The date of June 27 was selected to pay homage to Milada Horáková, a political activist who was executed by Communists on that day in 1950. Horáková was a member of the Constituent National Assembly of Czechoslovakia.

She had to resign and was eventually arrested following the Communist coup of 1948. Horáková was accused her of plotting to overthrow the Communist regime and was sentence to death. The anniversary of her execution was declared a remembrance day. It is not a public holiday.

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Anniversaries and Memorial Days

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Czech Republic

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