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Slovak traditions. New Year. New Year ' s Eve Fireworks, champagne New Year ' s Day Lentil soap Wishes of health. Hromnice. 2 nd February S anctified candle. Before Shrove Tuesday. Begins after Biblical Magi End before Ash Wednesday Ritual before lent Carneval Eating fatty foods .

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Slovak traditions

Slovak traditions


New year

New Year

  • New Year 's Eve

  • Fireworks, champagne

  • New Year 's Day

  • Lentil soap

  • Wishes of health


Hromnice

Hromnice

  • 2nd February

  • Sanctified candle


Before shrove tuesday

Before Shrove Tuesday

  • Begins after Biblical Magi

  • End before Ash Wednesday

  • Ritual before lent

  • Carneval

  • Eating fatty foods


Easter

Easter

  • First fullmoon after spring equinox

  • Coloured eggs, ham, red beet, ram-shaped cake

  • Pouring the water, lashing by whips


Midsummer

Midsummer

  • 24th June – St John 's Day

  • Jumping over the bonfires

  • Dance

  • Swimming


All souls day

All Souls Day

2. November

Western Christianity holiday

For all spirits in purgatory

Praying, sacrificing


Halloween

Halloween

  • Not very known in Slovakia

  • In the time of All souls day

  • Jack O' Lantern

  • Christianity vs Americanism


Advent

Advent

  • Four weeks before Christmas

  • Weath with four Candles

  • St. Andrew 's Day

  • St. Nicolaus's Day

  • St. Lucy 's Day


Christmas

Christmas

Presents the same day

No Santa Claus

Sour cabbage soup, Gingerbread, Bobaľky

Nut throwing, Coins under tablecloth,


Thanks for your attention

Thanks for your attention


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