ON THE weekend of July 31-August 1, visitors to the international folklore festival Jánošíkove dni (Jánošík’s Days) in the exposition of the Považie Museum Jánošík and Terchová – in the Terchová Municipal Office – had the chance to mint their own Jánošík ducat.
The head-dramaturge of the festival, Peter Cabadaj, told the TASR newswire that it was understandable that festival’s visitors had some expectations as for souvenirs and commemorative items. “We try to make anything possible so that people are content when leaving us – and this goes not just for classical folk items, but also various press and other promotion items they can freely access,” he said. He added that partner organisations also strive to produce items commemorating visitors’ stays in Terchová.
In last two years, the Považie Museum has done a lot in this sphere: on one hand, it tries to revive folk crafts and folk items, and on the other hand, it tries to produce in front of the curious visitor an artefact that has something to do with Jánošík, or Slovak folk traditions. The Považie Museum is directly involved in the programme of Jánošíkove dni, chairman of the Žilina Self-governing Region (ŽSK) Juraj Blanár added. “The ducat is a nice symbol, as this festival is inseparably connected with Jánošík – and we want to preserve this symbol,” Blanár added.
9. Aug 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská