The Hont Parade Festival

Location: Banskobystrický kraj, okres Veľký Krtíš, Hrušov

GPS: N48°9'14'' E19°5'27''

Venue: Hrušov

Date: 8/16/2019 - 8/17/2019

Event type: folklore event, gastronomic event, market, exhibition, TOP Event, music festival, multi-genre festival, event for children, event for youth, workshop, Dožinky

This extraordinary parade represents the most important happening as well as means of representation of the village of Hrušov. It is also a major event presenting traditional, folklore culture of Hont.

The event of traditional culture – the festival Hontianska paráda attracts more and more visitors each year that would not miss this original festival full of remarkable experiences!

Not only can visitors explore the richness of cultural traditions of our ancestors via theatrical performances, but primarily via the exposure to the real sources of our cultural heritage. This exposure is covered in 4 programme areas of the festival, so you can exlore rural life by live expositions of manual harvest, beating of crop, bread baking in stone stoves, burning of wood coal, wood and stone chipping. Craftsmen from Slovakia and abroad annually present their skills at the festival, too. Houses of Hont will be presented as areas for degustation, fun and presentation of surrounding villages. And scenic performances of folklorists from Hont and other parts of Slovakia or from abroad in the amphitheatre will show you how diverse the culture of the region and whole country is.

It is certainly interesting that the event was devised by villagers themselves to revive life in the village and to show the traditional life also to others. Hontianska paráda is especially a demonstration of traditional manual harvesting, corn trashing, wood coal burning or bread baking in stone ovens directly on the fields of Hrušov. Visitors can look forward also to specialities of local cuisine, filling every farmyard.

The folklore festival of the village of Hrušov with its 23rd edition belongs to youngests such events, however quickly became one the most popular. Come over to find out what lies behind its success.

Web: Municipality of Hrušov