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Final Flowery Tribute To Václav Havel

Unbeknownst to me when, many a long year ago, I worked on a farm nurtured by the Elbe, that river meandered on to Kafka's hometown of Prague. And here, a tribute of flowers are scattered on the Elbe in memory of Václav Havel.

Former human rights minister and a friend of the late president Michael Kocáb, who came up with the idea attended. (ČTK)


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Flowers for late Havel thrown in river after three-day voyage

Loď s květinovými dary, kterými se lidé loučili s bývalým prezidentem Václavem Havlem, připlula 2. ledna do Děčína, kde byly květiny vhozeny do Labe.

vydáno: 02.01.2012, 14:18 | aktualizace: 02.01.2012 14:25

Decin - The flowers that people had brought to the coffin of former Czech president Vaclav Havel were thrown in the Labe (Elbe) River after their three-day voyage along the Vltava and Labe rivers today.

Havel died on December 18, aged 75.

The flowers and wreaths were placed on a pontoon that was towed downstream the Vltava River by a small boat from the Rasin Embankment in Prague´s centre where Havel used to live for many years. The flowers were brought to the river by seven lorries and vans.

The event was organised as a silent commemoration of Havel, the last Czechoslovak president and the first Czech president (1989-2003).