Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May day in Slovakia

Today is May 1st and it is a National holiday in Slovakia. Last night we went to the village tree raising ceremony. It is a tradition for the village each year, on the last day of  April. I haven't been here before in Springtime so was not aware of this custom. Many people were dressed in National costume, so I took many photos while admiring the embroidery.
Traditional singing and dancing entertained us as the young and older men of the village raised the tree. It was not easy!
Not quite there.

A fun night out eating Gulash and drinking wine.



  1. Looks so different from our way of life. Love the embroidered sleeves.

  2. How wonderful to be there for something that has been celebrated for probably centuries! Very special.