There is a Love in the air in the month of May. Slovakia has a long tradition of building maypoles when young man raise the maypole for a girl he loves. This custom is still very popular. Another tradition is kissing with the loved one under the cherry tree in bloom. You are welcome to discover these and perhaps some other customs.
ORAVSKÝ PODZÁMOK, Slovakia:
29/4-1/5/2017 - THURZO CELEBRATIONS – Palatine Thurzo returns to the resort - invitation to a traditional event dedicated to unlocking of the Orava castle for a new touristic season with rich program in the courtyard. Traditional handcrafts market, music, dances, historic fencing foils, presentation of folk customs and conventional food.
19/5/2018 – TRDLOFEST - Skalica's trdelnik is a speciality sweet pastry with walnuts, cinnamon or chocolate that has a long tradition. To these days it is being prepared according to original method of baking wrapped around the wooden stake over an open fire that gives it its conventional hollow shape.
19/5/2018 - NIGHT AT THE CASTLE - Please, except the invitation to celebrate International Museum Day during which we will uncover what usually stays hidden to the eye of the visitors.. The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness about the key role that museums play in the development of the societies. Walk through parlours, bedrooms, a dinning room and a knight hall, see the bastion equipped with arms, weapons, explosions etc.
24-27/5/2018 - SIGHTSEEING & SLOVAK FOOD FESTIVAL - Discover historical centre of The Old Town, The Bratislava castle, Devin castle at the confluence of the rivers Danube and Morava, landmarks such as St. Martin's Cathedral, Slovak national theatre. Next trip is to the National Nature Reserve Devínska Kobyla, situated in the areas Devín and Devínska Nová Ves suburbs of capital Bratislava, that is well-known for palaeontological location Sandberg with excavations of fossils, prehistoric animals and is a home for endangered species of fauna and flora. The Slovak food festival is an event that takes place at Bratislava Castle offering a big open-door picnic with lots of delicious food, drinks, fruits, sweets etc. Besides Slovak food the visitors can taste the typical meals of neighbouring countries Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria.
25-26/5/2018 - OPENED WINE CELLARS ON ST. URBAN DAY - The festival is associated with opening of more than 150 wine cellars on the Wine Path of Little Carpathians that spreads from the former royal towns Bratislava to Trnava passing through Svätý Jur, Pezinok and Modra. (Malokarpatská vínna cesta) - Traditional event for wine lovers!
BEAUTIES OF SLOVENSKY RAJ NATIONAL FOREST - The Slovenský Raj National Forest belongs with its unique natural wonders among the most beautiful national parks in Central Europe. The towering steep rocky walls create amazing gorges with waterfalls streaming down over centuries. Take a walk at vast plateaus, mountainous area and one of a kind karst formations. Guide, transport and meals are included.
LANDMARKS OF THE SPIŠ REGION – There are many cultural and historical places enlisted in the UNESCO Heritage site at Spiš that are worth a visit. The tour starts in the Spiš castle one of the most remarkable landmarks in Europe. The next visit is to a historical town Levoča, which played an important role in Slovak history, with the tallest wooden altar in the world created by master Pavol of Levoča, medieval carver and sculptor. And much more.
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