The traditional celebrations of the Labour Day, May 1, have begun in cities, towns and municipalities across Slovakia.

In the Slovak capital, the seventh year of the multi-genre festival Bratislavský Majáles starts today and continues until May 4. A series of concerts, shows and accompanying programmes is concentrated on and around the Tryšovo Nábrežie embankment on the Petržalka side of the Danube.

“The longest fashion show” called Fashion marš! will make it into the streets of Bratislava. Within the project “Are You Ready? For Fashion”, more than 50 models and celebrities will present the fashion of six fashion designers, starting at 17:00 in the KC Dunaj culture hub in Nedbalova street, and continuing in the capital’s downtown. “We thus want to tear down the barrier and distancing form fashion, as is often happening at closed fashion shows,” textile designer Michaela Bednárová of the Denamit civic association told TASR newswire. Denamit organises the event together with the Slovak Fashion Council. “Slovak fashion belongs as close to a client and a potential proud owner as possible,” Bednárová said.

Collections by Lenka Sršňová, Zlatica Hjubertová, Andrea Pojezdálová, Dana Kleinert and the brands Buffet Clothing and Puojd will be presented. Professional models will be joined by singers, TV presenters and actresses Zdenka Predná, Tamara Heribanová, Miriam Šmahel-Kalisová, Kristína Svarinská, Veronika Ostrihoňová and Kristína Tothová. Musical background will be offered by the Funny Fellows band. The march moves through
Zámočnícka and Bielu streets, Františkánske, Main and Hviezdoslavovo squares. It ends in Ventúrska, in the Kontakt bar with Slovak Fashion Dress Code Party.

Presenting Polish culture and celebrating the day of all Poles living abroad (which falls on May 2) is the Potykajme si s Poľskom / Let Us Get on Closer Terms with Poland event, starting at 13:00 on the Danube embankment at the Eurovea shopping centre. Legendary vintage small cars, the Fiat126p nicknamed Maluchs, will gather there. These cars had been produced in Poland for almost 30 years, but now are now a memory.

The event will include also a fashion show of swimsuits and shoes, the performances of the Taryffa band, the folklore ensemble Podhalanie, Sillmarion dance group and of members of the Polish Club Wafelkee with their pantomimic etudes. The Teatr Formy pantomimic theatre will play their piece Neighbours / Susedia. During the whole day, a commemorative exhibition of the first democratic election in Poland, taking place on June 4, 1989, will be open to the public. The programme has been organised by the Polish Club and the Polish Institute in Bratislava.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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