Wooden churches in eastern Slovakia

In September 2019 our Slovak team visited the most eastern part of Slovakia, which borders on Poland and Ukraine in the north and east respectively. The region is coated by the typical Carphatian landscape with original virgin woods in the National Park of Poloniny and it boasts the precious Orthodox and Greek Catholic wooden churches, which ornament the area. Many of them are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Easter traditions in Slovakia – Traditional Handcrafts

Easter is one of the most significant Christian holidays in Slovakia. It is a moveable holiday, so its date changes every year.In Slovakia believers commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and they celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus on Easter Sunday. Slovak Easter is associated with many customs, traditions, symbols and traditional decorations.

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Kutná Hora

Kutná Hora is a town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. The town began in 1142 with the settlement of Sedlec Abbey, the first Cistercian monastery in Bohemia, Sedlec Monastery, brought from the Imperial immediate Cistercian Waldsassen Abbey. By 1260, German miners began to mine for silver in the mountain region, which […]


Telč is situated at the south-west tip of Moravia in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic, half-way between Prague and Vienna. It would be hard to imagine a more fairytale-like little town than Telč. A square which looks like it has come straight from the stories of Hans Christian Andersen, a romantic chateau and […]

Moravian folk costumes

Kroje (pronounced “kro-yeh”) are folk costumes worn by Czechs and Slovaks.  Gothic influence is seen in tying shawls and kerchiefs on the head. Fine pleats and gathered lace collars typify the Renaissance era.  From Baroque bell-shaped skirts to delicate Slavic patterns, these folk costumes show the complex growth of Czech and Slovak traditions. Kroje had many regional variants with typical decorations and/or colours.

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Schaumburger tracht

The typical traditional costumes in Schaumburg were worn in the rural areas where

mainly three different variations exist in the region since the 18th century:

  • the Bückeburger style
  • the Lindhorster style
  • the Friller style

Major differences between the different styles were the shape of the women‘s cap and some customs when wearing the different variations of the costumes.

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