Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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

Top stories

Slovak scientist in the US: Slovak science needs more than just money to thrive

It seems as if we do not want skilled scientists to return home, says Dominika Truban, who founded a platform connecting Slovak researchers abroad and at home.

Dominika Truban

The Education Ministry to restore the analytical institute

The institute that is part of the Value for Money initiative was merged with another body at the beginning of the year.

Education Minister Martina Lubyová

Blog: Helping others helps your company too

Tatiana Čaplová, Program Coordinator for CSR at the Pontis Foundation, offers a very interesting look behind the scenes of the most successful CSR event in Slovakia - Naše Mesto (Our City).

Bratislava