History of Tabor

A Brief History of Tabor

Tabor is a city located on the Luznice River in southern Bohemia, just south of Prague. The "old city," with its beautiful medieval central square, stands on under-ground caves and passages that were used when the city was under siege.

Czech in-dependence dates from the "Velvet Revolution" of 1989 with the withdrawal of Russian troops, who had occupied the country since 1948. Although, as Czechoslovakia it had become a democracy following World War I in 1918, with close ties to the United States.

Records show Tabor as a center of the Protestant Reformation in the 1420s. The Hussites were followers of the religious leader, Jan Hus, whose statue stands in Prague's Town Square. In Tabor's town square stands the statue of Jan Zizka, a victorious general, in the Hussite movement. He is an ancestor of Peter Zischke, an Orindan who traveled to Tabor with the first delegation in 1998. This part of their history is portrayed in their "Tabor Meetings," a medieval festival held in September every year.