Christmas in the Countryside

Location: Žilinský kraj, okres Martin, Martin

GPS: N49°2'18'' E18°55'40''

Venue: Martin

Date: 12/8/2019

Event type: theatre festival, folklore event, gastronomic event, religious event, market, Christmas, exhibition, TOP Event, historic event, event for children, event for youth, music event

The Advent and Christmas customs, walk-about carol-singers and Saint Nicholas with his companion, making Christmas decorations, baking waffles, gingerbread decorating... Belonging to most favourite events of the 28th Ethnological Year in the premises of the Museum of the Slovak Village, fabulous Christmas in the Countryside closes the eventful year in the museum.

The Museum of the Slovak Village in Martin is the largest ethnographic open-air exposition in Slovakia. For this December event, exhibition displaying 129 housing, farming, technological, social and sacral building structures from Orava, Liptov, Kysuce and Turiec regions turns into real Christmas village.

For decades, the museum has been organizing programme events to mark the Ethnographic Year showcasing samples of traditional folk production, handicrafts, customs and folklore in line with customs and folklore traditions of the individual regions of northwestern Slovakia. They include celebrations such Shrovetide Will Be Over Soon, Easter in the Countryside, the erection of maypoles Love in the Countryside, Let’s Get to Know Each Other, Children's Sunday, Turiec Folklore Festival, On the Day of St. John, Turiec Harmonica, Flax Sunday, a ball on the Name Day of Saint Anne, Liptov Sunday, Harvest Festival, St. Michael's Fair, When the Winter Asks You and Christmas as it used to be celebrated in the countryside.

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