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Ash Wednesday starts Lent, the preparation for EasterPhoto

After a period (this time hardly more than a month) of balls and entertainment, forty days of ritual fasting, called Lent, starts for Christians on February 14 this year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Feb 2018, at 13:59

A carnival paarde even took place in the Petržalka borough of Bratislava, February 12.

Slovak films featured at the 2018 Berlin film festivalPhoto

A Slovak co-production and short animation will be showcased at Berlinale 2018. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,13. Feb 2018, at 22:09

L-R: Jiří Menzel and Peter Simonischek in The Interpreter.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 16 and February 25, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Feb 2018, at 20:06

The Danube Limes proposed for UNESCO heritage listVideo

Among almost a hundred monuments dating back to the northern borders of the Roman Empire – including those from Slovakia – those in Rusovce have a good chance entering the UNESCO heritage group. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Feb 2018, at 13:50

Ancient Roman monuments in Gerultata, Rusovce (Bratislava)

Czech-Slovak film Insects screened at Rotterdam festival

One of the films premiered at the renowned film festival in Rotterdam was the Czech-Slovak co-production Insects by Jan Švankmajer, who was also in much demand for speaking. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,12. Feb 2018, at 16:21

The Insect

Dating agencies for millionaires are expensive but successful

Katarína Němcová founded an agency that matches people willing to spend a thousand euros for one date.By Mário Šmýkal12. Feb 2018, at 11:29

Money can be both an advantage and obstacle when it comes to love.

Fairytale cottage and sunrise above the canoe: look at the winning photos of Malohont competitionPhoto

Both professional and amateur photographers make the Malohont region more visible via a photography contest. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Feb 2018, at 17:25

3rd place in category Humans and Life

Dilapidated synagogue in Košice slowly gets new lifePhoto

The newest change is a tile floor made in central Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Feb 2018, at 7:15

Enjoy a “selfieccino” in BratislavaPhoto

Choose a photo from your mobile and see it on your coffee. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Feb 2018, at 7:10

Piece of rusty iron in stream turns out to be prehistoric axe

Many people do not report their findings, so they end up in foreign exchanges. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Feb 2018, at 7:05

Bratislava boroughs call for halt to logging in vicinity of the city

They want the forests around Bratislava to serve for recreation and not as a source of wood. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Feb 2018, at 7:03

Have you seen the icefall in eastern Slovakia yet?Photo

The icefall belongs to the most beautiful, natural phenomena of winter. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Feb 2018, at 19:54

Šikľavá Skala icefall

Hungarian state opera tours Slovakia. Where can you see it?

Due to the closure and renovation of its residence, the Hungarian State Opera, including its ballet section, has embarked on a tour that makes three stops in Slovakia. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,7. Feb 2018, at 16:02

The building of Hungarian State Opera will be closed for renovaiton, and so the ensemble will tour - also Slovakia.

Norwegian writer Björnson, a friend of Slovaks, has memorial in KošicePhoto

Marking the credit for Norwegian writer and his engagement in the struggle of small nations – including Slovakia – for independence, a memorial to Björnstjerne Björnson was festively unveiled in Košice. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Feb 2018, at 13:47

The Björnson memroial was unveiled February 6

New ski slope will be built in Low TatrasPhoto

Jasná, the popular ski resort where World Championship races in Alpine Skiing have taken place, will add a new slope to its already expansive network of trails. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Feb 2018, at 20:39

Jasná, December 2017.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 9 and February 18, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Feb 2018, at 19:55

The Night of Architecture

Lúčnica folklore ensemble prepares big birthday partyPhoto

Among the many anniversaries Slovakia is celebrating in 2018, there is one which concerns a smaller group of people: the Lúčnica folklore troupe, known at home and abroad, turns 70. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Feb 2018, at 13:54

Lúčnica: Štefan Nosáľ 90 programme

Canadian native turns phonetic trick into a popular Bratislava café

Thirteen years ago, Ben Pascoe was an aspiring entrepreneur with a cool way of remembering the phrase “nech sa páči”. Anna Fay ,6. Feb 2018, at 13:03

Ben Pascoe at his café, the place where locals go.

Japanese cinematography in Bratislava cinema

Four contemporary Japanese movies will be shown in the second week of February, with both English and Slovak subtitles. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Feb 2018, at 6:45

Japanese Film Festival: Vancouver Asahi

Where is my bus?

The updated Hopin taxi app offers new services for public transport users in Bratislava. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Feb 2018, at 22:18

Updated Hopin app

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