Another year is coming to a close and with it the day of Silvester. It is a male name that falls on 31st December in the Slovak calendar. Although not Slovak in origin, and certainly not used as a given name by the Slovaks, Silvester has probably been kept in our calendar in the memory … Continue reading New Year’s Eve canapés
There are events in our calendar that will repeat themselves with unfailing regularity year after year, though no two of them will ever feel the same. Silvester, which is what 31st December is named in the Slovak calendar, is no exception. No matter how many Silvesters I've lived through, the end of year never ceases to … Continue reading Looking back at 2016
Depending on what country you come from, you may or may not be familiar with nameday calendars. The Slovak one is no exception. Like some of our European neighbours, Slovaks have assigned people's first names to every day in their calendar. Why? Well, there are several explanations for that, but one is so typically Slovak … Continue reading Silvester is here again!