Our Moravian Day festival focuses on the spirit, beauty and talents of the Czech, Slovak and Moravian regions. Come to Moravian Day to feel the heart and soul of people celebrating a festival in true ethnic style. Our goal is to preserve traditions and show our future generations the music, dancing and culture of their ancestors. During this weekend festival you can listen or sing-along to beautiful songs of the heartland. Enjoy the energetic rhythms of polkas and such from our dancers of all ages. Have traditional food & bakery and imported Czech beer. You can also purchase arts & crafts from the Czech and Slovak Republics.
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United Moravian Societies is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable and educational organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. We promote our Czech, Slovak, and Moravian folklore by demonstrating the ethnic customs of folk dancing, singing, storytelling and crafting. We are also involved in benevolent work and the observance of memorials. Our organization was founded in 1939 and consisted of 41 delegates representing twenty two Czechoslovak ethnic clubs and societies.
The first Moravian Day festival was held on September 24th, 1939 in Pilsen Park, Chicago, Illinois. On that day 26th Street blossomed in the splendor of Moravian costumes, bands, floats and horses as the great parade progressed from Pulaski Road to Pilsen Park. The event was viewed and applauded by thousands of bystanders; thus began the annual tradition of Moravian Day; which even now, is a gathering of all Moravian, Czech and Slovak peoples from the metropolitan Chicago area, as well as the many others who travel each year from all parts of the United States, Canada as well as the Czech and Slovak Republics to join in the celebration of their heritage.
Today, our organization consists of one club. We are still proud to carry on the traditions of our founding members and hope our newest generations will always know of the pride we have in our culture.
We appreciate your kind support. To make a donation, please contact us or click the link below. Thank you!
Our membership consists of dedicated brothers and sisters who strive to keep our organization strong for future generations. Many members have participated in our singing and dancing groups since childhood. We are proud of the foundation of hard work and passion from which this club was built.
Every year our membership votes on officers to lead our organization for another successful year.
The 2016 UMS Officers are:
President, Roman Bobcik
Vice-President, Denise Kadlcek
Treasurer, Dana Pecen
Secretary, Michael Borysek
Membership Secretary, Kayla Debelevich
If you are interested in teaching your children the Czech heritage and have so much fun in the process, fill out the form and we will respond shortly!
United Moravian Societies Clubhouse
166 N. Brandon Drive,
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
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