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Raslavice celebrates 750 years

THE 750th anniversary of the village of Raslavice in north-east Slovakia was celebrated on the weekend of June 24-26, accompanied by the 43rd year of Šarišské slávnosti piesní a tancov (Šariš Festivities of Songs and Dances). A new CD of a local folklore ensemble, Raslavičan, was also launched during the festivities.

THE 750th anniversary of the village of Raslavice in north-east Slovakia was celebrated on the weekend of June 24-26, accompanied by the 43rd year of Šarišské slávnosti piesní a tancov (Šariš Festivities of Songs and Dances). A new CD of a local folklore ensemble, Raslavičan, was also launched during the festivities.

“The already established festivities attract thousands of people each year, also from abroad, and that’s why we wanted to merge them with the [village’s] anniversary celebration,” Anton Lamanec, the mayor of Raslavice, told the TASR newswire. After opening on the evening of June 24, the festivities continued on Saturday with programmes for children, various exhibitions, shows of traditional crafts and historical exhibits.

Various regional folk ensembles performed on Saturday evening, as well as ones from Bratislava, along with the traditional Roma group, Cigánski diabli, and an ensemble from Moldavia. On Sunday, the festivities included a mass and a parade of residents in folk costumes throughout the entire village. Sunday evening’s gala included a performance by a folk group from Romania.

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