The once inseparable twin of the Czech republic, Slovakia brims with medieval castles, dense forests, and ancient wooden churches that were not held in place by nails. The country is compact but not dense with traffic; nature still prevails. Bratislava, the country’s capital, is a far cry from other capital cities like Prague or Budapest, but it is gushing with development and all attendant entertainment like riverside dining and café-hopping.
Deň vzniku Slovenskej republiky
Slovak Republic Day – This day in the Slovakia calendar 2013 marks the split of the republic from Czechoslovakia in 1993.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Zjavenie Pána (Traja králi a vianočný sviatok pravoslávnych kresťanov)
Epiphany – The revelation of the Infant Savior to the Three Magi is celebrated in this country much like it is in the rest of the Christendom.
Sunday, 6 January 2013
Good Friday – Slovak Christians commemorate the death of their Savior on this day.
Friday, 29 March 2013
Easter Monday – While Easter Sunday is celebrated with masses, Slovaks get to enjoy a non-working holiday on the day after Easter.
Monday, 1 April 2013
International Workers’ Day – Blue collar labor is honored in Slovakia, much like it is with the rest of the world which recognizes the contribution of the laborers to the advancement of each country’s economy.
Wednesday, 1 May, 2013
Deň víťazstva nad fašizmom
Day of Victory over Fascism – This day in the Slovakia calendar 2013 celebrates the end of World War II in Europe and the country’s subsequent liberation from Fascist rule.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Sviatok svätého Cyrila a Metoda
St. Cyril and Methodius Day – This day honors the Slavic missionaries Cyril and Metod who went to Great Moravia to spread the Gospel.
Friday, 5 July 2013
Výročie Slovenského národného povstania
Slovak National Uprising Day – On this day, the Slovaks rebelled against the oppression of Nazi Germany.
Thursday, 29 August 2013
Deň Ústavy Slovenskej republiky
Constitution Day – On this day, the constitution of Slovakia was adopted in Bratislava. Shortly thereafter, the country achieved independence and split from the Czech Republic.
Sunday, 1 September 2013
Sviatok Panny Márie Sedembolestnej, patrónky Slovenska
Day of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Despite religious repression during the Fascist regime, Slovaks remained Marian devotees, a devotion to the country’s patron saint that is still fully expressed to this day.
Sunday, 15 September, 2013
Sviatok všetkých svätých
All Saints’ Day – Slovaks pay respects to their departed on this day in the Slovakia calendar 2013.
Friday, 1 November 2013
Deň boja za slobodu a demokraciu
Democracy Day – This day in 1939 commemorates the student protests against the occupation of the country by Nazi Germany, and the demonstrations that took place in Bratislava that eventually led to the Velvet Revolution.
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Prvý sviatok vianočný
Christmas Day – On the eve before, presents are exchanged and opened, and on the day of the birth of the Savior itself, families gather together and share a meal.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Slovakia Holidays in 2013. .!