Literary and screenplay writer Rudolf Cechura was born in a nearby village called Ahnikov, the village which doesn’t exist anymore, leveled to the ground by bulldozers. Mr. Cechura created a screenplay about a fairy tale figure called Maxipes Fik, which is an overgrown, talking, and intelligent dog. The city of Kadan celebrates Maxipes Fik’s birthday also because of the well known actor Josef Dvorak who lived in Kadan and supplied Fik’s television voice. Maxipes Fik was animated by Jiri Salamoun and music for the fairy tales’ television version was composed by Petr Skoumal.
This fairy tale figure created by the writer Rudolf Cechura was first presented in Kadan five years ago, when Maxipes Fik celebrated his thirtieth birthday. This is because Fik was born 34 years ago in Kadan’s vicinity, and in June his birthday will be wildly celebrated in Kadan. In time, the river Ohre’s riverfront in Kadan will be named for Maxipes Fik. The riverfront will host Fik’s statute, his dog house, Ajin’s little house, and many other curiosities appearing in Mr. Cechura’s fairy tale. A “Fikovnik” tree (fig tree) was already planted in Kadan. Unfortunately, “fikovnik” trees (fig trees) don’t survive Kadan’s climate. However, Maxipes Fik still does have his tree in Kadan. Our Fikovnik (fig tree) is in reality a beautiful, fully grown magnolia tree.