2007 - 2008 LEGISLATURE
March 15, 2007 - Introduced by Senators Kapanke, Darling, Erpenbach,
Grothman and Schultz, cosponsored by Representatives Nerison, M.
Williams, Albers, Bies, Gronemus, Hahn, Lothian, Owens, Petrowski, Vos
and Ziegelbauer. Referred to Committee on Senate Organization.
1Relating to: proclaiming Cesky Den.
Whereas, among the ethnic groups that have helped to form this state are the 3
Whereas, the Czechs have remembered and preserved their rich cultural 5
heritage while they assimilated themselves to life in Wisconsin; and
Whereas, among the centers of Czech culture in this state are Hillsboro and 7
Whereas, in 1983 the first Cesky Den (Czech Day) celebration was held to 9
promote the Czech heritage; and
Whereas, Cesky Den has been celebrated each year since 1983; and
Whereas, among the features of that celebration are polka music; the 12
enjoyment of such traditional Czech foods as roast pork, dumplings, sauerkraut, 13
rohlike, jiternice, suleke soup, and kolaches; a polka mass; various contests; the 14
wearing of authentic Czech costumes; and the creation of a special button; and
Whereas, the next celebration of Cesky Den is on June 8, 9, and 10, 2007; now, 2
therefore, be it
3Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That
the members of the 4
Wisconsin legislature proclaim June 8, 9, and 10, 2007, Cesky Den and encourage 5
Wisconsinites to spend that weekend in Hillsboro or Yuba helping to celebrate 6
Wisconsin's Czech heritage and enjoying themselves.