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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Šeba – levická biela pani

Šeba – levická biela pani Za mesačných nocí sa vraj pod levickým zámkom biela pani ukazovala. Kto ju zbadal, rukou mu hrozila a aby ticho bol, prst na ústa kládla. Okolo hradieb sa ako hmla vznášala, do zamrežovaných pivníc nakúkala, nad krvavú studňu sa nakláňala a na voľakedajšom popravisku do blednutia hviezd kľačala. Kľačianky ju […]

Tri prúty (Three twigs)

THREE TWIGS While a King Svätopluk was dying, he commanded to bring his three sons: Mojmír, Svätopluk and Predslav. He got out of bed, took twigs into his hands and he gave it firstly to Mojmír, then Svätopluk and Predslav. He wanted them to break the twigs on their knees. Neither of them could do […]

Narodil sa Kristus Pán

Slovak christmas carol. Narodil sa Kristus Pán, veseľme sa, z ruže kvietok vzkvitol nám, radujme sa. Z života čistého, z rodu kráľovského nám Pán narodil sa. The Christ Lord was born, let´s enjoy ourselves The flower bloomed out of the rose , let´s enjoy ourselves Out of the pure life, out of the royal family […]