Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

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Calendar of events

January

Fabruary

14 Feb

celebration the Dormition of St. Constantine Cyril - Philosopher

  • 11:00 am
  • Sofia, Bulgaria

The event will present the guide "Who, when where in the extensive life of St. Constantine-Cyril", published in 2021 as part of the series of KMNC Library "Legend". The book was published with the financial support of the National Scientific Program "Cultural and Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development", and its authors are Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maya Ivanova and Ch. Assistant Professor Dr. Tsvetomira Danova. The guide is addressed to teachers of history and Bulgarian language and literature, to students and pupils. The reference section covers 177 personal and national names, church terms and concepts, rare and obsolete words and realities from the text of the biographical work. In addition, a new Bulgarian translation of the biography, a complete chronological list of publications are included, reprints and revisions of existing translations and a rich bibliographic list of used literature. The guide is distributed free of charge. The book was presented as a gift to Bulgarian teachers on the occasion of the beginning of the school year 2021/2022 and enjoys great interest among the colleges of Bulgarians and historians. Many teachers who use the handbook in their work will be included in the presentation with their feedback. The solemn celebration of the Assumption of St. Cyril will end with a public lecture by the specialist of KMNC Master Alberto Pontiroli on "The three prologue lives of St. Cyril: features and attitudes to other Cyril and Methodius sources."

22 Feb

Day of Croatian Glagolitic and Glagolitic

  • 01:00 am
  • Croatia

A memorial of the Republic of Croatia, which was recently officially proclaimed by the Croatian Parliament at the initiative of the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics. The Croatian Glagolitic alphabet is a historical Croatian alphabet, one of the unavoidable symbols of national identity and centuries-old civilization, on the basis of which Croatia is still recognizable and unique in Europe and the world. The proclamation of that day was initiated by the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, which chose February 22 as a memorial to the day when the first Croatian book was published in 1483 - the Missal according to the law of the Roman court. With its initiative, the Institute wanted to draw the attention of the public and all speakers of the Croatian language to the importance of promoting the values ​​and beauties of the Croatian Glagolitic alphabet and enable the Glagolitic alphabet to be a memorial one day a year. On the occasion of marking the first Day of Croatian Glagolitic and Glagolitic, the Institute has prepared a small school of Glagolitic, a test of Glagolitic knowledge and a memory game "Glagolitic memory" on its Croatian pages at school.

March

16 Mar

GLAGOLITIC IN DRAGANIĆ

  • 06:00 pm
  • Matica hrvatska,, Zagreb, Croatia

Draganić is a place that throughout its history has been located on important traffic routes that connect the north and south of Croatia, once by caravan route, and today by a modern highway and railway. The first mention of Draganić in written documents is recorded in 1249. At that time, Draganić was organized as a "noble Draganić municipality" which freely chose its prefect in the pews of the Church of St. George, where Glagolitic priests taught students until 1560, and property and legal documents were written in Glagolitic. Today, preserved documents from the 15th and 16th centuries testify to this. Since 2008, the Zraka Association has been presenting its rich cultural and historical heritage to the local community through exhibitions, professional gatherings and lectures, thus promoting the Glagolitic alphabet in cooperation with associations and societies that inherit and nurture this special Croatian alphabet. From 2013 until today, several lectures and workshops have been held on Glagolitic.

Hlaholice, Mikulčice
18 Mar

Olympiad of Great Moravia

  • 09:00 am
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Historical olympiad on the topic of Great Moravia and the Thessalonian brothers of St. Cyril and Methodius. The aim of the competition is to encourage children of both levels of primary school to spread knowledge about the establishment of the first state unit in our territory. It helps students to realize the cultural and religious values, which were built here by a strong ruling family and left behind especially St. Cyril and St. Methodius.

Vítání jara, pálení Morany
20 Mar

welcoming spring and water day

  • 02:00 pm
  • Archeological Open-Air Museum Modrá, Czech Republic

Welcome spring with the Burning of Morana, including the afternoon children's zone. The traditional ancient ritual of Burning Morana, directed by the scouts of Modřany, is enriched by a performance by the local children's ensemble Stodolánek. Part of the diverse band of costumed boys and girls is, for example, the traditional bringing of Morana - a disguised straw mannequin in a woman's dress mounted on a pole, lit over a fire and thrown into the Baboňák pond in front of the fort. You can look forward to interesting facts about water, water tasting from spring of Chřiby hills and much more in Living water.

26 Mar

With the bear for garlic

  • 09:00 am
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Sharing experience with the collection and processing of bear garlic. Tasting and sale of products from this herb. Outdoor event.

April

02 Apr

Road running Great Moravia

  • 09:00 am
  • Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Already the 46th year of the 10 km road run in cooperation with the Mikulčice athletic club. It takes place from the village to the area of the national cultural monument and back. On the road in Mikulčice, the traditional route of Great Moravia is already 10 km marked in blue, so you can run it individually, with family, friends or opponents at any time - from start to finish and as many times as you want.

08 Apr

mini market of pilgrimage and tourist places

  • 10:00 am
  • Kroměříž, Czech Republic

The tourist season at Kroměříž Castle will begin on March 8 with the Mini market. This mini-fair of pilgrimage sites presents not only the pilgrimage sites themselves, travel agencies focused on church tourism, but also the organizers of national and international pilgrimages, parishes and various Christian associations.

16 Apr

Easter creation on the hillfort

  • 09:00 am
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Easter creation - production of Easter decorations and demonstration of Easter eggs decoration. Program for family well-being on White Saturday. Enjoy the holidays also at the fort, you are most welcome.

24 Apr

EASTER CONCERT IN MEMORIAL OF ST. JOHN PAUL II

  • 10:00 am
  • Diocesan Shrine of St. Cyril and Methodius, Terchová, Slovakia,

St. John Paul II named St. Cyril and Methodius as the co-patrons of Europe on December 31, 1980. The largest church with patronage of two brothers in Slovakia, was promoted to Diocesan Shrine in 2019. Since 2005, when St. John Paul II died, the concert "Thank you for love" is held regularly on the Sunday of God's Mercy.

Rotunda sv. Juraja, Nitrianska Blatnica
24 Apr

Saint George pilgrimage to the Church of Saint George

  • 10:00 am
  • Nitrianska Blatnica, Slovak Republic

Holy Mass will be held at the Rotunda of St. Juraja and will be celebrated by the Bishop of Nitra Mons. Viliam Judák. Its course will be broadcast live on RTVS on STV 2. In the cultural program after St. Mass will be presented by local and regional folklore interest groups and individuals, as well as professional cultural bodies. From the early morning, a traditional pilgrimage fair with accompanying events will take place on the Desert under the Rotunda meadow.

30 Apr

FRAŠTACSKÉ WANDERING FOR WINE

  • 09:00 am
  • Hlohovec, Slovak Republic

Tasting of quality Slovak wines in Hlohovec. The shuttle service, a number of participants with a tasting glass and a bag hung around their necks are traditionally moved around the Hlohovec wine cellars, pubs and restaurants in order to find their favorite.

May

07 May

The NIGHT of TOWERS AND LOOKOUTS

  • 09:00 am
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

the sixth year of the Night of Towers and Lookout Towers event takes place throughout the country. A pleasant night full of lights, fires and music. Have you ever had breakfast on the tower? Have you ever been on a tour of the lookout tower at night? Did you climb the night tower and see the night beauty of the surroundings? If not here, be sure not to miss it!

07 May

The Day of Aurochs

  • 09:00 am
  • Living Watter Modrá, Czech Republic

Activities for the whole family not only in the freshwater and botanical garden, but also on the Aurochs trail. Painting, bull modeling from Bull Rock, lecture on Aurochs, demonstration of Aurochs feeding.

07 May

wine in the castle

  • 09:00 am
  • Castle Červený Kameň, Slovakia

Up to 30 winemakers at Červený Kameň Castle Come and enjoy the exceptional atmosphere at Červený Kameň Castle, we invite you to a small wine route in the largest cellars in the region. At the same time, craft markets will be ready for you in the castle courtyard. There is a shuttle service from Častá to Červený Kameň Castle to buses coming from Bratislava, Pezinok, Modry and Trnava.

14 May

Pilgrimage Promotion Tour Romea Strata

  • 02:00 pm
  • From Aquilea to Rome

Forty-five days in which we will walk the main path of the Romea Strata, the millenary road that crosses all of Europe starting from Tallinn and arriving in Rome. The idea is to unite along the Romea all those who share the desire to make a journey. An experience to do together discovering a territory that is too often underestimated, and rich in natural, cultural, religious and historical beauties. Anyone can participate, traveling with us the stages they want, starting from Aquileia we will travel the Apennines up to Fucecchio and then arrive in Rome. An ancient way to get to know our beautiful country savoring at a slow pace all its thousand stories. A walking experience to get to know and also meet local realities, through events, concerts and demonstrations.

20 May

Open cellars on St. Urban day

  • 09:00 am
  • Wine cellars on Wine Route from Devín to Trnava

130 open cellars from Devín through Rača, Vajnory, Svätý Jur, Pezinok, Modra, Šenkvice to Dolné Orešany. The Great Wines of the Little Carpathians, excellent culinary delicacies, music and exhibitions of artists will pleasantly surprise you in the open cellars ... 2 days of great wines and pleasant experiences await you in the flourishing Little Carpatian region.

21 May

ORTHODOX CYRIL AND METHODIUS PILGRIMAGE AND bULGARIAN CULTURAL DAY.

  • 09:00 am
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Traditional Orthodox pilgrimage with liturgical mass in the premises of III. Church of the Great Moravian Basilica. Afternoon meeting of the Bulgarian community and presentation of their national cultural values.

21 May

HUT OPEN DAYS ON THE ZAHORIE WINE ROUTE

  • 10:00 am
  • Skalica and surroundings, Slovak Republic

Lots of open huts, a wide selection of wines, homemade specialties, laughter, joy and friendly meetings. The surroundings of Skalica come to life in the spring thanks to those who like the drink of kings. Visit local winemakers, enjoy the view of the spring colors of the trees and vineyards with a glass of wine in hand.

28 May

ROTENSTEIN KNIGHT FESTIVAL

  • 09:00 am
  • Holíč Castle, Holíč, Slovakia

Performers from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria and Poland will meet to fulfill all the ideas and dreams of the Middle Ages to the point. Landsknechts, hoplites, knights, archers, puppeteers ... Everyone can choose from the historical program, whether it is an archery tournament, military buhurt or an amazing horse show.

June

16 Jun

Kunovice Summer Folklore Festival

  • 09:00 am
  • Kunovice - Uherské Hradiště - Staré Město, Czech Republic

In June, children from different parts of the world traditionally come to Kunovice and other Moravian towns for the popular Kunovice Summer folklore festival. A rich three-day program is prepared for all visitors - the 28th show of traditional regional or national dances of individual countries, concerts, competitions. The host cities of the festival are mainly Kunovice, but also Uherské Hradiště and Staré Město.

17 Jun

The NIGHT with Methodius

  • 09:00 am
  • The Hill of Saint Methodius, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic

The town of Uherské Hradiště, the Moravian Slovakia Museum in Uherské Hradiště and the Uherské Hradiště Culture Club would like to invite you to the Eight Night with Methodius. Although we cannot travel in time, we can recall the time in which Saints Cyril and Methodius lived. The atmosphere of the time of Great Moravia is evoked by a stylishly prepared program, which will be enjoyed together by small and large visitors. A historic afternoon for families is traditionally planned from 16:30. You can come and test how you would succeed in contemporary disciplines and tasks. A tasting of historic cuisine will also be prepared for hungry necks. the afternoon program will be followed by a short lecture and an evening concert. We recommend suitable clothing for nature and seating needs.

18 Jun

The Night of sun and fire

  • 09:00 am
  • Open-air Museum Modrá, Czech Republic

Are you interested in fire crafts? Do you want to see for yourself how the equipment of a Slavic jewelry workshop is created? Are you attracted by the lively Great Moravian fortified settlement full of Slavs? Are you looking for information about Midsummer celebrations as a major holiday? Do you want to not only see but also experience? In that case, do not hesitate and visit the Open-air Museum Modrá on Saturday, June 18, 2019. The Great Moravians prepared the solstice celebrations for you a little differently.

18 Jun

Pilgrimage of Cyril and Methodius

  • 09:00 am
  • Basilica in Zalavar, Hungary

After the speeches and laying the wreaths to the monument of St. Cyril and Methodius is followed by a Slovak Mass with a concert by the singer Ozvena. The following is a lecture by dr. Ritoók on the current state of archaeological research in the park.

25 Jun

LESTIVAL - FANTASY FESTIVAL

  • 09:00 am
  • Dolná Krupá Castle Park, Slovakia

The most beautiful two days fantasy festival in Slovakia - you will see what you have not seen before. Lestival is a beauty of the most beautiful empire. Into the realm of fantasy, where cotton candy is made of clouds, dragons have a musical taste, Laktibrada drinks cappuccino and Valibuk rolls his hips with a smile. I mean, beeches. Connect for two days with the world of beings from Dobšinský fairy tales and Slavic mythology. Just close your eyes a little. The program begins until late at night as soon as the morning dew subsides. During the weekend, we will transform the historical park in Dolná Krupa into a place of inspiring nooks, workshops, discussions and art installations.

26 Jun

Pilgrimage in honour of Sts. Cyril and Methodius from Velehrad to Nitra

  • 08:00 am
  • Velehrad - Nitra, Czech Republic, Slovakia

Hiking along the Cyril and Methodius Route - partly along the marked trail Velehrad - Trenčín, then according to the chosen route. An escort car is available, with the aim of reaching Nitra for the main Cyril and Methodius festivities.

29 Jun

Music project MUSICA CORDIS - MUSIC TO THE HEART

  • 03:00 pm
  • Velehrad, Czech Republic, Slovakia

The festive concert Musica cordis / Music to the Heart, Youth - Hope for the Future will take place on Wednesday 29 June at 3 pm in the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Saits Cyril and Methodius in Velehrad on the occasion of the European Year of Youth. ORCH & RADEK BLAHUŠ, the School Choir of the Piarist Gymnasium of Jozef Branecký from Trenčín with choirmaster Martin Holúbek and the Choir of the Stojan Gymnasium, Velehrad with choirmaster Filip Macek will perform.

30 Jun

XXI. Moravian Compostela

  • 09:00 am
  • Holy Kopecek, Holy Hostyn, Velehrad, Czech Republic

Traditional walking pilgrimage on the trail Holy Kopecek - Pavlovice - Holy Hostyn - Stipa - Napajedla - Velehrad, 110 km. Stage 1: Svaty Kopecek - Pavlovice, 30 km Stage 2: Pavlovice - Holy Hostyn, 20 km Stage 3: Holy Hostyn - Zlin, 20 km Stage 4: Zlin - Napajedla, 22 km Stage 5: Napajedla - Velehrad, 20 km.

July

02 Jul

EARLY MEDIEVAL FUN

  • 09:00 am
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

An example of the life of the Slavs in the early medieval camp. Presentation of historical weapons, battles and tastings of early medieval cuisine.

03 Jul

Commemoration of the feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius

  • 03:00 pm
  • Doľany, Slovakia

The picturesque village of Doľany, formerly Ompitál, at the very edge of the Bratislava region, was the birthplace or seat of several important cultural figures, many of whom developed in their life's work the legacy of Saints Cyril and Methodius.
Programme: Chapel of St. Leonard - commemoration of important personalities connected with the laying of wreaths at the local cemetery Outreach programme dedicated to the legacy of Saints Cyril and Methodius and the great people of Little Ompital Panel exhibition on the life and work of Juraj Fándly

03 Jul

Nitra, lovely Nitra - Pribina and Saints Cyril and Methodius festival

  • 09:00 am
  • Nitra, Slovakia

Three days of whole-Slovak celebrations of the arrival of the Byzantine mission of St. Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia, the Nitra Days dedicated to the Cyril-Methodist and Great Moravian tradition and important figures in the history and present of Nitra. The program includes Holy Mass as part of the Cyril and Methodius national pilgrimage and cultural events - exhibitions, concerts of classical and popular music, conferences, workshops, historical processions and games, creative workshops, literary competitions, fairs of traditional folk crafts and artistic products offering Slovak gastronomic specialties.

04 Jul

Nitra, lovely Nitra - Pribina´s Nitrawa

  • 09:00 am
  • Nitra, Slovakia

Two days historical festival of early medieval life is an event of an entertaining but also educational nature. As part of the program, the area of the castle will be transformed into a timely-medieval town and camp that brings closer the original life of craftsmen and warriors from the times of Great Moravia.

05 Jul

Nitra, lovely Nitra - Saints Cyril and Methodius National Pilgrimage

  • 09:00 am
  • Nitra, Slovakia

The pilgrimage is a traditional event within the program of national celebrations on the occasion of the national holiday of St. Cyril and Methodius. Its culmination is the pontifical St. Mass with the participation of Slovak bishops, the highest representatives of the state and pilgrims from all over Slovakia and abroad.

03 Jul

Cyril and Methodius Days in Terchova

  • 09:00 am
  • Terchova, Slovakia

33rd year of Spiritual - cultural - social event in honor of the Slavic heralds of Saints Cyril and Methodius - co-patrons of Europe from 3rd to 5th July. The church in Terchová is the largest church in Slovakia, dedicated to the Thessaloniki brother. On October 9, 2019, he was promoted to Diocesan Shrine - a pilgrimage site in honor of St. Cyril and Methodius. The Cyril and Methodius Days in Terchová offer rich universal content within their program. In addition to the sacral dimension, with the ceremonial Cyril and Methodius Mass on the pilgrimage hill of Oravcov, numerous pilgrims and visitors from home and abroad can see a number of art exhibitions, concerts, theater performances, scientific symposia, book publications, natural galleries and other galleries. and programs.

03 Jul

Cyril and Methodius Days

  • 09:00 am
  • Chotebuz - Podobora, Czech Republic

Come with us to celebrate the Feast of the Slavic heralds with the Association for History and Fencing Tizon from 3rd to 4th July. Traditional living history event enriched with activities that visitors can try first-hand (fights, historical board games, pottery production, Glagolitic peeling, etc.).

04 Jul

Days of People of Good Will

  • 09:00 am
  • Velehrad, Czech Republic

Velehrad celebrations are held annually on the occasion of the national holiday The Saints Cyril and Methodius Day and offer a rich program for the whole family.

04 Jul

The Evening of People of Good Will

  • 07:00 pm
  • Velehrad, Czech Republic

Festive evening on the occasion of the national holiday of the Czech Republic associated with the presentation of educational and charitable projects. A benefit concert of people of good will will take place in the courtyard in front of the basilica.

05 Jul

National Pilgrimage in Velehrad

  • 10:00 am
  • Velehrad, Czech Republic

The culmination of the Cyril and Methodius celebrations of the Days of People of Good Will with the participation of the highest church and state officials and several thousand pilgrims not only from the Czech Republic.

04 Jul

Cyril and Methodius Feast CELEBRATIONS

  • 09:30 am
  • Dohňany, Slovakia

Beer cycling mini-marathon, feast disco, raffle, football tournament, entertainment.

Kaple sv. Cyrila a Metoděje, Radhošť
05 Jul

Traditional Pilgrimage of Saints Cyril and Methodius

  • 09:30 am
  • Radhošť, Czech Republic

A traditional pilgrimage in honor of the feast of the Slavic missionaries Cyril and Methodius to the top of Radhošť hill to the chapel of St. Cyril and Methodius. In addition a number of attractions and stalls the pilgrimage will also offer Catholic services at 9:30, 11:00 and 14:00

05 Jul

Cyril and Methodius Pilgrimage on the Podluží

  • 09:00 am
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Concelebrated Mass with the participation of bishops and priests and pilgrims from Podluží and adjacent parts of Slovácko. Holy Mass is preceded by prayers and spiritual songs.

09 Jul

Cyril and Methodius feasts in Bojná

  • 10:00 am
  • Hillfort Bojná, Slovakia

The festivities are an entertaining and educational event for all categories, in which visitors have the opportunity to visit the reconstructions of Slavic dwellings, the Great Moravian camp, see examples of falconry, period crafts, period cuisine, early medieval life and staged battles and battle tournaments on the site, writing in Glagolitic , or the work of archaeologists on the site with the oldest Christian monuments. The program at the site with the oldest Christian monuments includes a solemn holy mass and period attractions of the warriors.

23 Jul

Journey through Slavic history

  • 03:00 pm
  • Svätý Jur - Scheidlin's Garden, Slovakia

Archaeological research at the site of the former Neštich hillfort has in recent years pointed to the far greater importance of the area of today's Svätý Jur already in the times of the ancient Slavs and rewritten its earliest history.
Programme:
- Educational theatre and fencing programme on the history of the Slavs performed by the artistic association Via Historica. Historical games for children and adults
- Neštich Castle and the Great Moravian Church of Kopčany in virtual reality
- From Slavic mead to Small Carpathian winemakers - Guided tour from Svätý Jur to the Slavic hillfort Neštich (start at 17:00)

Slavnostní pravoslavná liturgie, Uherské Hradiště
24 Jul

CEREMONIAL Orthodox LITURGY

  • 02:00 pm
  • Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic

Solemn Orthodox liturgy (mass) in the natural area at the St. Methodius Heights, an archaeological site in Uherské Hradiště-Sady. The liturgy will be celebrated directly in the foundations of the discovered Great Moravian church, in the place where Constantine-Cyril and Archbishop Methodius celebrated their masses 1156 years ago. The liturgy will be celebrated by the Zlín Circuit Protopresbyter Jer. Mgr. Petr Kliment Koutný. Participation of the general public is welcome.

24 Jul

NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE CHRISTIAN THEATER GORAZD´S MOČENOK

  • 10:00 am
  • Močenok, Slovakia

The jubilee 33th year of the All-National Festival of Christian Theatre Gorazdov Močenok opens its doors on 17 July 2022 in Močenok. The spiritual part of the festival begins on Sunday, July 17 at 10.30 a.m. with a Holy Mass, which will be celebrated by ThLic. Félix Ján Tkáč, OFM Cap. The choir of the Parish Church of St. Clement in Močenko will sing. At 3.30 p.m. in the church will be the opening of the exhibition of the Slovak Matrix - The Seven Numeraries On Monday, July 18, at 13.00 in the marriage hall of the Municipal Office will be the Ceremonial launch of the "0" euro banknote On Wednesday, 20.7. at 14.30. in the church courtyard will begin the Walking Pilgrimage to Nitra with the message of the beginning of Gorazd's Močenko 2022. At 20.00 it will be the turn of the Holy Mass in the Basilica of St. Emeram in Nitra, which will be celebrated by Mgr. Miroslav Šidlo, MBA, Vice Rector of KSNR Nitra. On Thursday, 21.7. in the cultural house will be the opening ceremony of the festival and the performance of DS Milénium from Košice with the play It Happened in the Theatre. On Saturday 23.7. 19.00 will start the Gala Concert on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the GM Festival and the evaluation of the competitive performances + co-performing For You Acapella. On Sunday 24.7. at 09.30 there will be a Pontifical Mass in Gorazdovo. Celebrants will be: J. Ex. František Rábek, Ordinary of OS and OZ SR and J. Ex. Mons. Viliam Judák, Diocesan Bishop of Nitra. Singing. At 2 p.m., DS Gorazd, Močenok, Theatre Materinky, Šaľa, ŽSZ Cantica, Močenok, Musicantica Slovaca with the play From Clement to the Gorazd will perform in the manor house in Močenok (Community of the Queen of Peace).

25 Jul

Cycle Pilgrimage Močenok - Trnava

  • 10:00 am
  • Močenok, Slovakia

The participants of the Gorazdov Močenok festival are bringing an invitation to the fans of the festival in Trnava as part of a cycle tour.

Putujme bez hranic
26 Jul

walking pilgrimage Močenok - Nitra

  • 10:00 am
  • Močenok, Slovakia

The pilgrims take an 18-kilometer pilgrimage along the way of the Thessalonian brothers Močenok - Nitra. They deliver a message to the resident bishop in the Nitra Castle.

August

06 Aug

DRAGON DAYS AT THE CASTLE

  • 10:00 am
  • Smolenice Castle, Slovakia

A wide range of unusual scents, flavors and accompanying activities that will delight young and old. Archery, a tour of the castle with an ascent to the castle tower or dragon fairy tales, all this is a medieval weekend in Smolenice accompanied by the castle fair.

13 Aug

Veligrad - historical festival

  • 09:00 am
  • Open-air Museum Modrá, Czech republic

a two-day historical festival connected with the early medieval battle from the period of Great Moravia. During Saturday and Sunday, visitors can return to the time of Great Moravia, experience period crafts and life first hand. During both days, there is a rich accompanying program with demonstrations of crafts, archery tournament, lots of competitions for children and adults and many other activities. The highlight of Saturday's and Sunday's program will be the reconstruction of the battle.

20 Aug

Meeting with Great Moravia

  • 03:00 pm
  • Svätý Jur - Scheidlin's Garden, Slovakia

- Interactive workshop with interaction from the life of the ancient Slavs staged by the Old Theatre of Karol Spišák, Neštich Castle and the Great Moravian Church of Kopčany in virtual reality
- From Slavic mead to Small Carpathian winemakers
- Guided tour from Svätý Jur to the Slavic hillfort of Neštich (start at 17:00)

27 Aug

Day of Honey and Mead

  • 01:00 pm
  • Open-air Museum Modrá, Czech republic

Honey and Mead Day is a traditional event at the Open-air Museum in Modrá as old as the Open-air Museum itself. This year's popular event will take place on Saturday, September 27. The program also includes a very attractive mead degustation and honey tasting. The event traditionally starts with a fair of honey products and bee products from 1 p.m. There will be a theatrical performance for children and a mead tasting and honey tasting will also open. There is also a popular butter beating competition, practical demonstrations of the use of honey in the kitchen will be available for tasting in the adjacent hotel.

27 Aug

32th year of Star walking pilgrimage to Velehrad

  • 03:00 pm
  • Velehrad, Czech republic

Traditional star pilgrimage to Velehrad. So far, we start from 12 places (Nové Veselí, Vítochov, R. Svratka, Nedvědice, Valeč, Olomouc, Trenčín, Ratíškovice, Skalica, Brankovice, Nedachlebice, Uherský Brod). Services at 9:30, 11:00 and 14:00 The pilgrimage culminates in the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Cyril and Methodius in Velehrad on Saturday, August 27, 2021 at 10.30.

27 Aug

From Samo to Štúr

  • 03:00 pm
  • Modra - Community garden

Educational theatre and fencing programme about the history of the Slovak nation performed by the artistic association Via Historica.
Historical games for children and adults.
Evidence of the life of our ancestors in the Small Carpathians - guided tour to the Slavic settlement of Zámčisko (beginning at 17:00).

september

10 Sep

MEDIEVAL TIMES UNDER THE WALLS

  • 09:00 am
  • Trnava, Slovakia

Don't miss the opportunity to experience the unadulterated atmosphere of medieval life. Behind the ancient city walls, in the Anton Bernolák Orchard, swordsmen and knights with their teams will camp out as part of the Medieval Times Under the Walls event. Through period cuisine, crafts, fencing performances, archery demonstrations and horseback riding, they will bring you closer to the smell, taste and atmosphere of the real Middle Ages.

15 Sep

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE

  • 09:00 am
  • Trnava, Slovakia

The national pilgrimage of Slovakia to the patron saint of Slovakia - Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows has been held for centuries, officially since 1732. Every year about 20 000 faithful visit Šaštín during the national pilgrimage. The pilgrimage culminates on the feast of the patron saint of Slovakia on 15 September.

17 Sep

Štúr's Phillipics

  • 03:00 pm
  • Modra – Múzeum Ľudovíta Štúra, Slovakia

Throughout history, many Slovak leaders and national builders have drawn on the cultural and spiritual legacy of the Byzantine scholars and Saints Cyril and Methodius. Ľudovít Štúr, as the top representative of the Slovak revival movement, left his indelible mark in Modra.
Programme:
- Štúr markets - thematic products for refreshment of body and soul
- An exhibition of artists' works with a Štúrovo theme Artistic-dramatic band Dumky večerní
- Screening of CsabaMolnár's film: The Last Days of Ľudovít Štúr
- Guided tour in the footsteps of Ľudovít Štúr in Modra and its surroundings (start at 14:00)

24 Sep

Mikulčická mlata

  • 09:00 am
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

The Slavic settlement in Mikulčice will experience a battle called "Mikulčická mlata". It was organized by the historical fencing and living history group "Prince's Company Moravia". In addition to the warriors, there will also be artisans, jewellery and pottery making on display.

24 Sep

When history comes alive

  • 03:00 pm
  • Svätý Jur – Scheidlin's garden

Little-known history from the times of the first Slavs will come to life in the form of a demonstration of a period camp with a kitchen with a series of interpretations, demonstrations of duels and period crafts.
Programme:
- Period camp performed by the historical ensemble Satyros
- Presentation of the Great Moravian stronghold of Neštich in the local exposition of the Small Carpathian Museum in Pezinok
- Opening of the Neštich hill fortress nature trail and the Way of the Crosses nature trail in Svätý Jur
- Neštich settlement and the Great Moravian Church of Kopčany in virtual reality

Památník Velké Moravy, Staré Město
30 Sep

OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CYRIL and METHOD CENTER

  • 09:00 am
  • Staré Město, Czech Republic

Forty-five days in which we will walk the main path of the Romea Strata, the millenary road that crosses all of Europe starting from Tallinn and arriving in Rome. The idea is to unite along the Romea all those who share the desire to make a journey. An experience to do together discovering a territory that is too often underestimated, and rich in natural, cultural, religious and historical beauties. Anyone can participate, traveling with us the stages they want, starting from Aquileia we will travel the Apennines up to Fucecchio and then arrive in Rome. An ancient way to get to know our beautiful country savoring at a slow pace all its thousand stories. A walking experience to get to know and also meet local realities, through events, concerts and demonstrations.

October

08 Oct

Tourist march through the vineyards of the Hlohovec area

  • 09:00 am
  • Hlohovec, Slovakia

Tourist march through the vineyards of the Hlohovec region connected with wine tasting and stories from the past.

28 Oct

Czech Statehood Day

  • 09:00 am
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Workshops and thematic creations

November

12 Nov

TASTES OF THE SMALL CARPATHIANS

  • 09:00 am
  • Small Carpathians, Slovakia

A young festival of open wineries, gastronomy and culture. An opportunity to enjoy with friends or family not only excellent wine, but also traditional gastronomic specialties. Visitors' eyes and souls will be delighted by the work of local artists.

17 Nov

OPEN DAY - END OF THE SEASON

  • 09:00 am
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Open doors to exhibitions with free entry.

18 Nov

OPEN CELLAR DAY

  • 09:00 am
  • Small Carpathians, Slovakia

Small Carpathian winemakers invite you to their cellars to evaluate their work and share the result. Wines will be offered young as well as from past vintages and some winemakers will also open their personal archives. The Open Cellar Day is not just about wine, it is about the beautiful vineyard-studded landscape, regional gastronomy and the accompanying programme.

December

10 Dec

MEDIEVAL ADVENT MARKETS

  • 09:00 am
  • Trnava, Slovakia

The crashing of hammers, the striking of coins, melting beeswax for candle making, the smell of honey and checina wafting through the air - this is the Medieval Advent Market in the oldest marketplace in Trnava. It includes a live Advent calendar, with several theatrical performances taking place every day.

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