The Orinda City Council declared 2017 as "The Year of the Czechs" in Orinda, California. With that declaration, the Orinda/Tabor Sister City Foundation is dedicating 2017 to raising awareness and educating the greater San Francisco Bay Area about the significance and impact of the Czech Republic (and specifically Tabor) and its citizens on the world. The Foundation will so do by organizing an increased volume of traditional, quality, Czech-inspired programs, events and classes in Orinda and by encouraging all fibers of the community to add a Czech "element" to their missions throughout the year as well. The culmination of 2017 will be the highly anticipated 2017 Saint Wenceslaus Czech Festival, the largest festival of its kind taking place in the Western United States. Save the date, the Festival takes place from 9/29 - 10/1 in Orinda, the Czech heart of California!