Things to see in Slovakia

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Christmas markets in Žilina First Christmas, Before Christmas, Birth Of Jesus Christ, Grilled Sausage, Chicken Steak, Advent Season, Charity Organizations, Christmas Markets, Holy Night

When you say Christmas in Slovakia

The Slovak word for Christmas has no mention of Christ in its name, although for many Slovaks it is a religious festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. The Slovak Vianoce is similar to the …

With bread and wine in Trebišov Bread Oven, Bread Baking, Brick Oven Outdoor, Potato Pancakes, Wood Fired Oven, Freshly Baked, Food Festival, Oven Baked, Wine
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With bread and wine in Trebišov

The Slovaks have always held bread in high esteem. The old custom of welcoming precious guests with bread and salt is still alive, and so is dožinky (a celebration of cereal harvest) at the end of …

Hunters Days Hunter Day, The Hunting Ground, Hunt Club, Environmental Education, Easy Jobs, Event Organization, Teenage Years, Summer Activities, Primary School

Hunters Days

June is observed as the month of hunter’s guild and nature conservation in Slovakia. However strange it may sound to some ears, the two things are not mutually exclusive. It all depends on wh…

The Evergreen Cult of Podłaźniczka Winter Solstice Rituals, Solstice Festival, End Of Winter, Spruce Tree, Tree Woman, Pine Forest, Big Tree, Circle Of Life, Sacred Art

The Best of 2018

Another year is drawing to a close, and here comes the time to give a brief review of what you liked best on Cookslovak. The 2018 has been a very good year on many levels. The website has attracted…

How traditional oštiepok cheese is made Cheese, Traditional

How traditional oštiepok cheese is made

The best place to see traditional Slovak cheeses being made is definitely Zázrivá Salash. There are quite a few salashes (or kolibas) around Slovakia, but none of those I have been to provided such…

Easter eggs Cottage Chic, Shabby, Provence Style, Easter Holidays, Easter Eggs, Diy And Crafts, Hand Painted, Orange, Yellow

Easter eggs

They symbolize spring, fertility, new life, and in the minds of Slovaks (as well as other Eastern European cultures), they are closely linked to Easter holidays. Eggs can’t be missing on the …

pocarovna: “This was the ball robe for the Slovak Opera Ball worn by Mrs. Tamara Heribanova, a known folk lover. What is so special about it? This ball is the most popular official ball in Slovakia, full of celebrities and politicians with extremely. Folk Embroidery, Learn Embroidery, Embroidery Patterns, Costume Institute, Folk Costume, Costumes, Traditional Dresses, Dance Wear, Fashion Art
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The ball season has started

I wasn’t originally planning to write about clothes on this site, but when I spotted this fabulous dress in my news feed this week, I knew I had to share it with you. And not just because it&…

Traditional folk dancing Lets Dance, Outdoor Parties, Food Festival, Dancing, Folk, Let It Be, Traditional, Dance, Forks
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Let’s dance!

The Slovak season of food festivals, outdoor parties and dancing shows has already started. It's that time of year again when we like to get together and spend weekends out in the open, have a mug of beer and a good chat with friends, or enjoy a family meal at a village fair. More often…

 All Saints Day All Saints Day, Berlin Wall, Holiday Travel, Dolores Park, Halloween, All Saints, Halloween Labels, Spooky Halloween
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Halloween vs All Saints Day

A lot has changed in Slovakia since the Iron Curtain was lifted in 1991. For those who don’t know the term, the Iron Curtain was a fortified boundary we weren’t allowed to cross when my…

Fašiangy or Winter Carnival Carnival, Hats, Winter, People, Life, Winter Time, Hat, Carnavals, Carnivals

Slovak Easter | cookslovak People, Jackets, Easter, Life, Fashion, Down Jackets, Moda, Fashion Styles, Easter Activities
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Slovak wedding | cookslovak Vanilla Cake, Wedding, Valentines Day Weddings, Weddings, Mariage, Marriage, Chartreuse Wedding
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Summer festivals Summer Festivals, Winter Hats, People, Life, Fashion, Moda, Fashion Styles, Fasion, People Illustration
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