Before the music ceases...

Traditional carnival pig-stickings, numerous processions, double-bass burials or partying until the early light. If you think such traditions disappear, visiting Slovakia will prove you wrong. Carnival traditions are alive at many places across the country.

Carnival, Pentecost, and Easter will come,
whoever does not have a fur coat, will be cold.
I don't have one, no I don't, I'm just shivering,
Give me some bacon, so I can eat my fill.

    • 2/20/2020 - 2/23/2020

      Bagpipers' Carnival

      Banskobystrický kraj, okres Žarnovica, Malá Lehota The bagpipe tradition exists throughout Slovakia for centuries. Many of the attributes of bagpipe culture are hallmarks of traditional folk culture in Slovakia. At the international festival dedicated to bagpipes and The Carnival, masters of their art will prove this important cultural and historical phenomenon has persevered until today.
    • 2/22/2020

      Farmers' Horse Race

      Žilinský kraj, okres Žilina, Terchová On Saturday, February 22nd, the village of Terchová, under the statue of Juraj Jánošík, will hold the 19th year of traditional and untraditional farm-horse races and competitions and a show of funny carnival masks in a picturesque surroundings well-known for archaic folk music of Terchová, listed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2013.
    • 2/22/2020

      The Nitra Carnival

      Nitriansky kraj, okres Nitra, Nitra The happy Carnival season in Nitra is traditionally closed by the carnival parade full of drummers, stilt walkers, folklorists, majorettes and theatre artists. The festival includes the carnival for children and the fair with folk arts and products as well as carnival food specialties.
    • 2/22/2020

      The Čičmany Carnival

      Žilinský kraj, okres Žilina, Čičmany Famous for its folk patterns and motifs, marvelous village of Čičmany has attracted the attention of tourists for decades and its ornaments have made it even to the clothes of Slovak Olympic athletes. The Carnival folklore show with music, singing and dance will bring back customs of the past to this lovely place.
    • 2/23/2020

      Carnival, Carnival, Carnival times

      Last Sunday of February will belong to folk traditions under the Ľubovňa Castle. Come to enjoy atmosphere of a true Carnival themed countryside. The Ľubovňa Museum prepared a pleasant weekend day with manifold programme to celebrate this wonderful period of the year.
    • 12/14/2019 - 4/25/2020

      Tatra Dinner of Emotions

      Treat yourself to a Tatra Dinner of Emotions! On the way to unforgettable Tatra moments, at the altitude of 1,173 metres, discover a piece of a genuine gourmet heaven!
    • 12/16/2019 - 4/25/2020

      Tatra dinner of experiences in Jasná

      Come and enjoy a dream dinner! An adventure starts at the very beginning when the Tatrak groomer takes you to the restaurant. A symphony of flavours and aromas will blend into a culinary experience in the atmospheric Von Roll Restaurant at an altitude of 1,670 m under the starry sky.
    • 1/4/2020 - 4/11/2020

      Dinner under the Stars

      Prešovský kraj, okres Poprad, Vysoké Tatry Treat yourself to a non-traditional dinner under the stars in the Tatras and enjoy a magical night atmosphere. Travel with a cable car late in the evening – which is possible only during these special events and visit an observatory that is usually closed for the public.
    • 1/7/2020 - 2/25/2020

      The Carnival in Slovakia

      The Carnival season starts after Epiphany in January and lasts until Ash Wednesday in March or April. Historically a time to enjoy eating and drinking, it served as a virtual bridge between Christmas and Easter periods. Literally, it also links winter with the spring.
    • 1/8/2020 - 3/11/2020

      Evening at the Museum

      Žilinský kraj, okres Tvrdošín, Zuberec
      Experience the magic of a winter evening in a traditional village, at the most beautiful open air museum in Slovakia! Let yourself be charmed by natural beauty of the countryside and prettiness of Slovakia's cultural heritage at peerlessly fabulous Orava Village Museum in Zuberec.
    • 2/8/2020 - 2/22/2020

      The Carnival in Malá Fatra

      Žilinský kraj, okres Žilina, Žilina Carnival season is the time of parties, balls, festivities and dances. It is the period from Epiphany until Ash Wednesday, followed by forty day fast. Also in Malá Fatra this time is the time of transition from winter to spring associated with dances, carnival parades, carnivals or hog-killing. Malá Fatra region is where the carnival tradition is not just a word or left-over. They are a real celebration and expressions of joy and hospitality. Discover more of Malá Fatra during the carnival, have fun, feast and sing with locals.