In addition to Bratislava’s historical centre, a Christmas market will be held at Bratislava Castle as well this year, with the Parliament Office organising an event entitled Advent at the Castle for the first time. The event is aimed at creating a new tradition in the capital.
“Castles and squares in big cities around the world are always vivid; they’re always filled not only with a rich cultural life but also a rich social life,” wrote Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko in a press release as cited by the TASR newswire. The castle is administered by the Slovak parliament.
Danko said that he is glad that the castle and its courtyard would be not empty during the pre-Christmas period.
The Speaker of Parliament will ceremonially open the market on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, along with Parliament Office head Daniel Guspan and Bratislava Mayor Ivo Nesrovnal. The opening ceremony will feature the lighting up of the Christmas tree in front of the parliamentary building.
Advent at the Castle will include a live nativity scene, music, decorations, cultural events and traditional Slovak Christmas food and drinks. The event will run until December 18.
The traditional Christmas markets at the Main and Hviezdoslavovo squares will start on November 18 with the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas trees.
17. Nov 2016 at 23:25 | Jana Liptáková