Light of Bethlehem arrives in Czechia

Photo: Patrik Uhlíř, ČTK

Czech scout troops have collected the Light of Bethlehem, a modern symbol of the Christmas season, from their colleagues at the Austrian border this past weekend.

They will now distribute it across the country, placing it in churches and various institutions, from where people can light their own lamps.

The tradition of the Bethlehem Light was established by a regional studio of Austrian state broadcaster ORF in 1986. Czechia has been taking part since December 1989.