Culture & lifestyle

Almost four fifths of Slovaks celebrate Valentine

ST. VALENTINE’S Day, the popular holiday of Anglo-Saxon origin celebrating love, is currently celebrated by four fifths of Slovaks. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 14. Feb 2016, at 6:50

Valentine's Day, illustrative stock photo

Carnival, or Fašiangy, symbolises time of merriment and feastsPhoto

CARNIVAL, called Fašiangy in Slovakia, is the time between Epiphany (January 6) and the movable Tuesday before the Ash Wednesday. This year, the end fell on February 9. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 12. Feb 2016, at 19:05

"Guilds" parade in the carnoval / Fašiangy procession, Rimavská Sobota

Hand drawn art in GMBPhoto

THERE are some obvious similarities between the life stories, and also main motif of works by two painters now exhibited in the Bratislava City Gallery (GMB), Hungarian Lajos (Ladislav) Szalay and Slovak Koloman… Zuzana Vilikovská , 11. Feb 2016, at 18:30

Koloman Sokol: Men from Tacuba

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for events around Slovakia between February 12 and 21, including classical, jazz and pop music, snowboarding, operetta and dance performances, exhibiitons, and more. 11. Feb 2016, at 16:23

Jadro / Core in Divaldo ľtúdio tanca, Banská Bystrica

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for events in the capital between February 12 and 21, including a lot of classical music, dance premiere, dance performance, organised hike, ballet, oper,a jazz and world music, and more. 10. Feb 2016, at 15:32

Metropolitan Orchestra Bratislava

First Slovak Holocaust museum opensPhoto

THOSE who survived and were able to return to the former work- and concentration camp in Sereď, now turned into the first Museum of Holocaust in Slovakia, agree that it should have happened long ago. Zuzana Vilikovská , 9. Feb 2016, at 13:26

Holocaust Museum in Sereď

Eva Nová conquers Canada, Slovakia

THE FILM which won the International Federation of Film Critics’ Award/FIPRESCI Award at the Toronto International Film Festival last autumn, Eva Nová, now comes to Slovak cinemas – and with English subtitles so… Zuzana Vilikovská , 8. Feb 2016, at 13:40

Movie: Eva Nová

Overdose has first offspring from last German breeding

THE FAMOUS racehorse-sprinter Overdose, who was co-owned by Slovak Zoltán Mikóczy, has had his first offspring from last year’s breeding in Germany. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 7. Feb 2016, at 5:35

Overdose with Zoltán Mikóczy

Ice sculpting competition visited by 22,000 peoplePhoto

THE UNOFFICIAL world championship in ice sculpting that took place on the last weekend of January in the High Tatras attracted 22,000 people. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 5. Feb 2016, at 19:10

Bratislava: Many people want ‘Old Bridge’ to retain its name

The municipality is searching for a new name. Compiled by Spectator staff , 5. Feb 2016, at 11:38

The new 'Old Bridge' in Bratislava.

SNG under reconstruction, finallyPhoto

AFTER procrastination, a long wait and being closed for years, the reconstruction of Slovak National Gallery’s (SNG) Water Barracks building in Bratislava began on January 18. Zuzana Vilikovská , 4. Feb 2016, at 15:40

Visualisation of the SNG after reconstruction

Artists spraying communist leader's bust tried

THE BUST dedicated to former communist leader Vasil Biľak was unveiled in his native village of Krajná Bystrá on February 21, 2015, a year after his death. Compiled by Spectator staff , 3. Feb 2016, at 23:40

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between February 5 and 14, including a lot of music - classical, world, jazz, rock; operas, carnival feasts, ballet, a tennis cup, indoor bike show, non-stop skating marathon, exhibitions… 3. Feb 2016, at 13:00

DownMall bike show to take place in Central.

Bratislava recommended for forest holiday

BRATISLAVA Forest Park was listed among the top 10 holidays among the trees. Compiled by Spectator staff , 3. Feb 2016, at 6:31

Kačín, part of Bratislava Forest Park

A Slovak was the lone plane passengerVideo

SLOVAK Alexander Simon had the chance to experience what it is like to travel alone in a plane for the price of an economy-class ticket. Compiled by Spectator staff , 2. Feb 2016, at 13:49

Illustrative stock photo

Stand-up comedy takes stage

STAND-UP comedy is a genre with a strong tradition elsewhere, but has only recently come to Slovakia. Thus, it seems to make sense to offer this type of show in English. Zuzana Vilikovská , 2. Feb 2016, at 7:00

Silné reči International Edition, January 7

Efforts of Professor Domin

IF WE could go back in time a century or two and saw the High Tatras, we might be surprised. 1. Feb 2016, at 14:28

L. Palme: Popradské Pleso

Outstanding students: energy inventor and street artist

TWO YOUNG men received the title Outstanding Student Personality for the year 2015; Dabiel Šlosár as researcher and inventor in energy, and Viktor Feher as street art promoter. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 31. Jan 2016, at 11:27

Chargebrella, design

Boar joins those waiting at a Bratislava bus stop

PEOPLE waiting at the Bratislava Lesopark (Forest Park) bus station on January 21 afternoon were surprised by the appearance of a wild boar weighing more than 200 kilograms. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 29. Jan 2016, at 16:20

Illustrative stock photo

Cultural heritage list extended by blue-printing and singing

PRINTING with indigo and Horehronie region throat singing were added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Slovakia on January 28. Compiled by Spectator staff , 29. Jan 2016, at 0:09

Modern clothes made by blue printing technique

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