The death of Ján Palach inspired protests that led to the overthrow of the communist regime.
The Slovak cyclist defeated Czech singer and icon Karel Gott, Marta Kubišová and famous actor Zdeněk Svěrák.
They sang both national anthems and folk songs.
But first Slovak feminist Hana Gregorová described the establishment of Czechoslovakia as an act from which women were expelled.
Slovakia is now catching up with the Czech Republic.
Fashion trends of the first Czechoslovak Republic involved mainly cities, women in the Slovak countryside remained faithful to folk costumes.
In just 100 years, Slovaks went from being a largely illiterate people with little political consciousness to a nation ready to take to the streets to defend democracy.
Only 75 Slovak housewives had a modern kitchen with an electric oven, a fridge and a food mixer in 1938.
The one-off holiday is pathetic, it betrays the ever-present Slovak separatism, says political scientist.
25 years after the Czecho-Slovak breakup, people living in Czecho-Slovak marriages do not feel like they are living with a foreigner.
Both collections are designed by Slovak and Czech artists.
3,000 linden trees, planted on special anniversaries since the foundation of Czechoslovakia, have been discovered in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and abroad.
Prepare for one more day this year when shops will be closed.
The centenary of the adoption of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation prompted MPs of the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee to make October 30, 2018 a one-time holiday.
Slovakia today grapples with the same problems as Germany and Austria, opines Peter Gero.