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Prague New Year’s Day fireworks mark this years’ anniversaries

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Prague, Jan 1 (CTK) – The customarily New Year´s Day firework, or a light and audio show of about ten minutes, in Prague Friday marked significant anniversaries of the year 2016, including 700 years that will pass from the birth of King of Bohemia and Roman Emperor Charles IV (1316-78).
The firework, which started at 18:00 CET, also remembered Dutch astronomer Tycho de Brahe (1546-1601) who was active at the court of Roman Emperor and Czech King Rudolph II in Prague for some time.
He built a new observatory in Benatky nad Jizerou, Central Bohemia.
The show was also inspired by the works of Czech romantic poet Karel Hynek Macha (1810-36) and composer Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904).
The firework cost about one million crowns.
It was held on the Vitkov Hill for the first time, while the Letna plain was the most frequent venue in the previous years.
($1=24.824 crowns)

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