Summer is an ideal time for getting together out in the open. Here in Slovakia, a small landlocked country in the middle of Europe, the summer peaks in July and August with temperatures most likely to be between 26 - 30ºC. We've had extremely hot and dry summers in the last couple of years when … Continue reading Summer festivals celebrate life and good food
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 … Continue reading Let’s dance!
Fašiangy or Winter Carnival
Fašiangy is the Slovak word for Fastnacht (German), Maslenitza (Russian) or Mardi Gras (French), all of which are the names for the season that starts after New Year's festivities and lasts until Ash Wednesday - the first day of Lent. Lent is observed by Christians as a 40-day period of fasting before Easter. It not … Continue reading Fašiangy or Winter Carnival