A Celebration of Facial Hair, of Naturalness and Harmony, of Man created to the Image of the Gods.
17 November, 2012
The Sokol gymnastic and youth movement was founded in the
Czech lands to demonstrate the increasing political independence of the Czech
nation. Sokol’s focus on physical and spiritual “refinement”, and thus
“upgrading” the Czech people,was also inspired by Italian revolutionary
followers of Giuseppe Garibaldi. This led to the popularity of “Garibaldi-like”
beards among Sokol members, and was also promoted by the founders of Sokol,
Miroslav Tyrš and Jindřich Fügner.