State HONORS Czechs With Full Month
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 308
WHEREAS, The month of October typically brings many festivals throughout the state of Texas to celebrate and
WHEREAS, In the primary period of migration from Czech lands, over a quarter of a million people of Czech ancestry arrived in Texas to make this place their home; and
WHEREAS, Since that time, the number of stature of Czech descendants living in Texas has grown tremendously; there are now well over one million people living in all areas of the state and walks of life who can claim Czech heritage; and
WHEREAS, Texans of Czech ancestry take great pride in sharing with the rest of the state their contributions in the areas of art, music, literature, food, folklore, and many other fine customs that are a part of Texas' rich, diverse culture; and
WHEREAS, This pride is displayed annually in the month of October by Czech Heritage Societies throughout the state as they stage various festivals, some of which have been passed down from generation to generation; now, therefore
RESOLVED, That the 76th Legislature of the State of Texas hereby declare the month of October, "Czech Heritage Month" in Texas and commemorate the contributions of Czech culture to this great state; and, by it further
RESOLVED, That through the adoption of this resolution of the 76th Legislature of the State of Texas as a token of high regard from the 76th Legislature of the State of Texas.
RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for the Czech Heritage Society of Texas, Inc., as a token of high regard from the 76th Legislature of the State of Texas.