The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the winner of the online survey regarding what date should be celebrated as the Day of Czechs Abroad. February 4, when the famous teacher and philosopher Jan Amos Comenius left his homeland in 1628 won by a large margin with 42 percent of the vote ahead of December 23, 1989, when the wire at the Rozvadov border with Germany was symbolically cut, which received 21 percent. I asked the Czech Republic’s Special Envoy for Expatriate Affairs Jiří Krátký whether the winning date surprised him.

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