Celebrations of the Day of Slovaks Living Abroad take place on July 4-6

Celebrations marking the Day of Slovaks Living Abroad will take place between July 4 and July 6, with a major meeting scheduled at the Memorial of Slovak Emigration in Sad Janka Kráľa Park in the Bratislava borough of Petržalka on July 4, the TASR newswire reported. The Day of Slovaks Living Abroad was established by the Slovak parliament to coincide with July 5, the national holiday of Saints Cyril and Methodius. The founding stone of the memorial in Bratislava was laid in the year 2000 to commemorate Slovaks who left their homeland at various times and for various reasons.

Celebrations marking the Day of Slovaks Living Abroad will take place between July 4 and July 6, with a major meeting scheduled at the Memorial of Slovak Emigration in Sad Janka Kráľa Park in the Bratislava borough of Petržalka on July 4, the TASR newswire reported.

The Day of Slovaks Living Abroad was established by the Slovak parliament to coincide with July 5, the national holiday of Saints Cyril and Methodius. The founding stone of the memorial in Bratislava was laid in the year 2000 to commemorate Slovaks who left their homeland at various times and for various reasons.

The celebration this year will feature the Dolnozemský jarmok (Lower Lands Fair) for the first time in Slovakia. The event is organised alternately by Slovaks living in Hungary, Romania or Serbia's autonomous province of Vojvodina. The programme includes a pilgrimage to Devin Castle. On July 6, a session of the Advisory Committee of the Office for Slovaks Living Abroad will be held.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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