Putting up the Maypoles in the Museum of the Slovak Village

Location: Žilinský kraj, okres Martin, Martin

GPS: N49°2'19'' E18°55'43''

Venue: Martin

Date: 4/29/2018

Event type: folklore event, gastronomic event, market, exhibition, TOP Event, event for children, dance event, event for youth, music event

May is considered to be the time of love and new life. Today just a day, but the whole month in the past is dedicated to love. Belonging to events of the 28th Ethnological Year in the Museum of the Slovak Village, erecting of the maypoles with love customs presented by folk groups and ensembles is one of the most popular ones. And it also opens a summer tourist season in the premises of the museum.

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

Web: The Museum of the Slovak Village