Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Christmas Bazaar again offered countries' specialties

The biggest charity event of the expat community in Slovakia returned after a one-year break.

Stará Tržnica hosted the Christmas Bazaar on Sunday.(Source: TASR)

“I am very pleased to see that the International Christmas Bazaar is again being held in Bratislava,” said Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, in opening the Charity Christmas Bazaar organized by the International Women’s Club of Bratislava, which returned to Bratislava after a one-year break. “It is an event giving the representation offices of respective countries an opportunity to present their cultures and cuisines and it simultaneously is an event with a very strong charitable dimension.”

Residents of the capital city and visitors once again had an opportunity to “travel the world” under a single roof and buy specialties from various nooks and corners of the world, from maple syrup offered in the Canadian booth to the traditional French pancakes knows as crépes. This year, Azerbaijan participated for the first time with its specialties, including traditional Azerbaijani food. The Slovak booth, sponsored by the Foreign Ministry, offered visitors traditional Slovak wines, decorated gingerbread cookies and Christmas decorations, as well as music carriers with Slovak traditional and modern pieces, the ministry wrote on its website.

In his address Minister Lajčák expressed gratitude to the International Women’s Club of Bratislava for having organised the event and added that he was pleased to see that the concepts of humanity and tolerance were at the right place in Stará Tržnica (Old Market Hall) and that the proceeds from all stands will be used for charitable projects.

Read also: Read also:Meet the world at Christmas Bazaar

Representation offices of 35 countries had their national booths at the bazaar. In addition, visitors to the Old Market Hall could also stop at booths of six non-profit organisations that were presenting their activities as well as four international schools.

Topic: Foreigners in Slovakia


Top stories

How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

Illustrative stock photo