Slovaks won grave digging competition

The winning grave was dug in 50 minutes.

(Source: Sme)

Grave digging is hard work which must be done with dignity. To present this job to the public, the Slovak Association of Funeral and Cremation Services (SAPAKS) organised a competition in digging graves on November 10.

“It is a unique competition in central Europe,” SAPAKS director Ladislav Stríž told The Slovak Spectator. “People were laughing when we organised it for the first time two years ago.”

Two-member teams had to dig graves 2 metres long, 0.9 metre wide and 1.5 metres deep grave as quickly as possible.

Then they had to fill the grave and neatly arrange it, as nice looking graves earn extra points.

Around 30 grave diggers from Slovakia, Hungary and Poland participated. The fastest team was from Slovak Pastorok Funeral Service. It completed the task in 50 minutes.

“The beginning was the hardest part because of stones,” Csaba Skladad of Pastorok Funeral Service told The Slovak Spectator.

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