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Slovaks regular medicine shoppers

ALMOST 50 percent of Slovaks buy medicines in pharmacies at least once per month, a survey carried out by the GfK agency revealed. Women go to pharmacies more often than men.

Some 3.5 percent of respondents said that they went to pharmacies once a week, 12.4 percent once every two weeks and 32.2 percent once per month, the daily SME reported.

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Slovak Christmas - traditional and new Photo

A chain around the table legs and waiting for a golden pig. Some old Christmas traditions survive to this day and others have disappeared.

Culture minister resigns from post as deputy chair of Smer

His replacement is expected to be elected at the December party congress.

Culture Minister Marek Maďarič

Peace, joy and good cheer pack a punch in the streets of Bratislava and its regions. Wassail! Photo

As well as the city centre, individual boroughs are hosting Christmas markets this year; the nearby Schloss Hof is offering a Christmas programme too.

Christmas atmosphere on Hviezdoslavovo square

Sledging run opens in the High Tatras Photo

The sledge track will be 2.5 kilometres long, all the way from Hrebienok to Starý Smokovec.

Hrebienok-Starý Smokovec sledge ride