Easter traditions and events in Slovakia

Blog: Why a trip to the Tatras during Easter is a must

Saunas, šulance and a little bit of snow: springtime in the Tatras is glorious.Anna Fay, 20. Apr 2019, at 10:12

High Tatras

Looking for hidden Easter eggs is not the Slovaks’ cup of tea

Slovaks perceive Easter as a primarily religious holiday.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Apr 2019, at 21:24

Spectacular Slovakia #31: A true Slovak Easter is not about whipping women

What do Slovaks look forward to this weekend?Michaela TerenzaniNaomi Hužovičová, 18. Apr 2019, at 14:17

Slovakia's philharmonic ensembles will play concerts in tribute to Notre Dame

Two Easter holidays concerts will take place in Bratislava and Košice.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Apr 2019, at 5:42

Slovakia's philharmonic orchestras will pay tribute to the burned-down Notre Dame cathedral before Easter.

Shops will be closed at Easter. But when will they open?

People will not be able to do their shopping on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Apr 2019, at 14:06

Kaufland offers happy hour.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 19 and April 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Apr 2019, at 19:35

Easter market

FOREIGNERS: What is on in Slovakia this April?

Sleeping Beauty will turn into a guide at a castle, Trnava invites families to the Stroller Run, and Easter traditions play out in Martin. April offers something for everyone, including gardeners, arts lovers, and…Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Mar 2019, at 12:49

Experiencing Slovakian Easter is a must. Whipping girls, splashing water over them and decorating Easter eggs are the most popular traditions at Easter. Celebrate it at the Museum of the Slovak Village in Martin on April 14.

Why did the Slavs visit graves on Easter?

Traditions, which differ from region to region, often reflect the way of life of our ancestors, says ethnologist.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Mar 2018, at 21:20

Easter traditions in Slovakia.

People do not mind closed shops during Easter

No shopping on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday in SlovakiaCompiled by Spectator staff, 29. Mar 2018, at 13:30

Beckov Castle open to public for Easter celebrations

On Easter weekend, Beckov will be open to the public, offering an Easter egg hunt, traditional crafts, and more.28. Mar 2018, at 13:21

Historical reenactment of a traditional duel at the Beckov Castle, illustrative stock photo.

Do you know Slovak Easter customs?

The Slovak Village Museum (an SNM branch) in Martin offered an atmosphere of Easter customs in a daylong event on March 25.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Mar 2018, at 14:20

Easter in a Martin museum
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UPDATED Easter menu in Slovak Philharmonic

The end of March and beginning April – which includes Easter – is marked by concerts with the Slovak Philharmonic's chief conductor James Judd, with special seasonal treats.Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 23. Mar 2018, at 13:05

SF principal conductor James Judd

Croatia gives Slovakia a giant Easter egg

The Easter egg will decorate the city centre for about a month.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Mar 2018, at 22:58

The giant Easter egg is decorated with Slovak motifs.

What Easter events will be held in Bratislava?

There will be Easter concerts, markets as well as workshops and birdwatchingJana Liptáková, 21. Mar 2018, at 20:29

Easter traditions in Slovakia.
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Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.Boudewijn Dekker26. Sep 2017, at 10:52

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.

The Way of the Cross re-enactment in Prešov will be live-streamed

The re-enactment of the Biblical story of the sentencing and crucifixion of Jesus Christ has become a tradition in the eastern Slovak city of Prešov. This time, it will be broadcast live on the internet.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Apr 2017, at 14:40

Live Way of the Cross in Prešov

Will you get a cold shower or a whipping this Easter?

Easter traditions differ from region to region across Central Europe, involving water, whips, and lots of food.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 13. Apr 2017, at 10:30


Foreigners on Slovak Easter: Why do men have it so easy?

Five foreigners living in Slovakia share their opinions concerning the Easter traditions.By Martina Štérová12. Apr 2017, at 23:22

Easter traditions performed in Slovakia.

People buy more before Easter

Purchases are one-third higher than during an average week.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Apr 2017, at 5:51

Illustrative stock photo

Blog: Easter Monday: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Although I normally am the first to embrace and celebrate traditions, my first Easter in Slovakia was rather a shock.Naomi Hužovičová, 28. Mar 2016, at 3:10

Folklore ensemble (FS) Lysec showed traditions and habits in the Museum of Slovak Village (SNM) on Sunday before Easter.