Commemorative wreath laid on the Danube

A commemorative celebration for victims of the Danube River – which included the placing of a consecrated wreath on the surface of the river – was held on October 26 on the northern embankment near the M. R. Śtefánik statue in the Eurovea complex. The sports club TJ Karlova Ves placed the wreath on the waters of the Danube, followed by a short programme featuring the Technik choir and the elementary Arts School of Jozef Kresánek. The symbolic consecration of the wreath was performed by both Catholic priests and Protestant ministers. The commemorative event stems from the city’s traditions when life was closely connected with the river and fishermen were fully reliant on the mercy of the Danube. The tradition was revived in 1991 and has been repeated each year since, the TASR newswire wrote. Representatives of the city council, various churches and the vice-mayor of Bratislava, Anna Dyttertová, took part. Anyone who wanted to commemorate loved ones or events connected with the Danube were invited to add their own flowers to the official wreath.

A commemorative celebration for victims of the Danube River – which included the placing of a consecrated wreath on the surface of the river – was held on October 26 on the northern embankment near the M. R. Śtefánik statue in the Eurovea complex. The sports club TJ Karlova Ves placed the wreath on the waters of the Danube, followed by a short programme featuring the Technik choir and the elementary Arts School of Jozef Kresánek. The symbolic consecration of the wreath was performed by both Catholic priests and Protestant ministers.
The commemorative event stems from the city’s traditions when life was closely connected with the river and fishermen were fully reliant on the mercy of the Danube. The tradition was revived in 1991 and has been repeated each year since, the TASR newswire wrote. Representatives of the city council, various churches and the vice-mayor of Bratislava, Anna Dyttertová, took part. Anyone who wanted to commemorate loved ones or events connected with the Danube were invited to add their own flowers to the official wreath.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Nationwide testing gained contours

The Defence Ministry reveals details on upcoming testing, removal of the STU rector was far from normal. Take a look at our latest news digest.

President Zuzana Čaputová meeting with scientists and experts on epidemiology, infectology and medicine.

Senate voted STU rector down. Police called to the uni as well

The session of the Academic Senate proposed that Rector Fikar be dismissed.

Miroslav Fikar

Dozens of people die of COVID every day. A drop not expected for at least two weeks

People who would otherwise survive may die of other serious diagnoses due to the epidemic.

Illustrative stock photo

Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.