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Nitra celebrates Slav history

NITRA will pay tribute to the leading personalities of the Great Moravian Empire. The traditional event, entitled Nitra, Dear Nitra, runs from July 1 to 5.
On July 2 and 3 celebrate Pribina, the prince of Nitra principality, who built the first-known church in what is now Slovakia. Bishop Adalram of Salzburg consecrated it in 828.
The Slovak chamber orchestra Musa ludens opens the festivities with some old-Slavic liturgical music at Pribina Square on July 2 at 10:30.

Narrating about Great Moravia.
photo: Courtesy of Nitra

NITRA will pay tribute to the leading personalities of the Great Moravian Empire. The traditional event, entitled Nitra, Dear Nitra, runs from July 1 to 5.

On July 2 and 3 celebrate Pribina, the prince of Nitra principality, who built the first-known church in what is now Slovakia. Bishop Adalram of Salzburg consecrated it in 828.

The Slovak chamber orchestra Musa ludens opens the festivities with some old-Slavic liturgical music at Pribina Square on July 2 at 10:30.

The next day, Ulica richtára Peregrina (The Street of Reeve Peregrin) will see the unveiling of a commemorative plaque dedicated to Peregrin, the famous reeve and judge of Nitra history. In the afternoon, Svätopluk Square will be the venue for performances by folk bands.

The next two days, July 4 and 5, will celebrate Cyril and Methodius, the first apostles of the Slav world. Ponitrianske Museum will present new archaeological finding in the region from the times of the Nitra principality. Traditional potters, smiths, basket weavers, tinkers, loom weavers and beekeepers will gather at Svätopluk Square to show and sell their products all day long. There will also be a historical bakery erected on the square, as well sheep specialities on offer. At the same time, you can taste Slovak and Czech beers and wines.

At 20:00 on July 4, experience the traditional Slovak food prepared according to acient recipes and served in traditional period costumes. An hour later, a night theatre show with fires and a large projection screen will narrate the history of the Great Moravian Empire.


For more information, visit www.nitra.sk or www.nisys.sk.

- ZH

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