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Maria Theresa’s edict introduced compulsory education for all in 1777 Around Slovakia Locked EMPRESS Maria Theresa made a host of reforms transforming the feudal Great Hungary into a modern, centralised country. One of the last to come was the compulsory basic education for everyone, which was established by the special curriculum called Ratio Educationis, issued on August 22, 1777. It introduced six years of compulsory school attendance for all children between the age of six and 12. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Students blow thousands of bubbles Around Slovakia Locked STUDENTS from 17 Slovak cities and towns were invited to release thousands of bubbles on August 25 for the Bubble Day event. The goal was to brighten the day for people in the streets, the organisers informed, adding that anyone, be it a child or an adult with a bubble blower, was encouraged to participate. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Nitra-made chocolate wins ‘food Oscar’ Around Slovakia Locked CHOCOLATE produced in Nitra ranks among the top global products, with Lyra Mandala having won the Great Taste Award 2014 in London in mid August at one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious culinary competitions. The chocolate received the golden star for Great Taste. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
French win big in aerobatic championship in Slávnica Around Slovakia Locked THE 11th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championship 2014 took place in mid August at the Slávnica airport in Dubnica, western Slovakia. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Blacksmiths show off skills in Nitrianske Pravno Around Slovakia Locked THOUGH you might have missed the fourth edition of the Jurčove dni (Jurčo’s Days) event in Nitrianske Pravno, western Slovakia, back in mid August, the results of this festival, where both local and international blacksmiths converge each year to demonstrate their skills, will have a lasting effect. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
World War II re-enacted in Záhorie Around Slovakia MORE than 100 historical and modern military vehicles and numerous military history enthusiasts from Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Belarus, Norway, Sweden, Spain and Russia gathered in the Záhorie region in western Slovakia on August 16 to re-enact World War II events. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Téry’s Cabin opened 115 years ago Around Slovakia THE LEGENDARY Téry’s Cabin, or Téryho chata in Slovak, Slovakia’s highest mountain chalet, situated 2,015 above sea level, celebrated its 115th birthday on August 21. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Festival of Tolerance and Understanding held in Sásová neighbourhood Around Slovakia A FESTIVAL celebrating tolerance and understanding was organised in mid August at the sports complex in the Sásová neighbourhood in the central-Slovak metropolis, Banská Bystrica. Locals were able to watch live music concerts and Roma and Irish dances, as well as taste Russian and Roma cuisine and vegan delicacies. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Jukebox bus joins Bratislava public transport Around Slovakia THE BRATISLAVA Public Transport Company (DPB) has despatched a jukebox-equipped bus. Upon boarding, a passenger can connect to a free Wi-Fi internet network and select a song from a playlist. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reaches Slovakia Around Slovakia PRESIDENT Andrej Kiska in late August joined numerous other Slovak and international celebrities, athletes and public figures by accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the worldwide charity aimed at increasing awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and supporting funding for its research. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
More than skiing Discover Košice Region with Košice Region Travel Guide . “It might be dangerous, but all these icefalls and ice flowers are unbelievable,” said Juraj Mezö about the winter hike on the Prielom Hornádu route in Slovenský raj (Slovak Paradise). 17 Sep 2014 Spectacular Slovakia
Propeler returns to Danube in Bratislava Around Slovakia THE LEGENDARY Propeler boat, which for decades connected the two banks of the Danube River in Bratislava, returned to its original route in late August 2014. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Man who stole car with woman and child inside charged Around Slovakia BRATISLAVA police, in cooperation with their southern-Slovak counterparts, handled a curious case in mid August: an inhabitant of the capital stole a car that was idling in front of a shopping mall in Bratislava’s Dolné Hony borough. However, a woman and a small boy were both inside the car. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Beskyd Rallye brings out vintage car buffs Around Slovakia THE ANNUAL meeting of historical vehicles, Beskyd Rallye, takes part in the northern region of Slovakia, starting just over the border in the Czech Republic. The cars arrived in Velké Rovné, Slovakia, from where they continued to Kysucké Nové Mesto, Krásno nad Kysucou, Čadca and Turzovka, only to end up again in the Czech part of the Beskydy mountain range, which is shared by both countries and which gave the automotive event its name. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Sophisticated skull surgery in Košice restores man’s functions Around Slovakia A UNIQUE titanium implant produced with 3D printer technology was used by Košice doctors and scientists for the second time to reconstruct a portion of the skull of a patient. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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