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

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Calendar of events

permanent exhibitions and events

02 Jan

Permanent exhibition The Story of Constantine and Methodius

  • 9:00
  • Monument to Great Moravia - Cyril and Methodius Centre, Jezuitská 1885, Staré Město, Czech Republic

The multimedia permanent exhibition "The Story of Constantine and Methodius" develops the fate of the Byzantine heroes in the form of virtual projections. It takes us into the environment of the Byzantine Empire of the mid-9th century, introduces us to the situation and the distribution of power in Europe at that time. Its story traces the birth, rise and fall of Great Moravia, as well as the cultural and literary repercussions associated with the Great Moravian Empire. The texts in the exhibition and in the virtual guide are in Czech, English, German and Russian. The exhibition is also adapted for the blind and partially sighted. The exposition is accessible within the framework of a regular ticket throughout the year. The Great Moravia and Prehistory of Uherské Hradiště exposition can also be visited within the ticket.

02 Jan

Permanent exhibition Great Moravia

  • 9:00
  • Monument to Great Moravia - Cyril and Methodius Centre, Jezuitská 1885, Staré Město, Czech Republic

The multimedia permanent exhibition on the history of the Great Moravian Empire is based on the story of one particular man, named by archaeologists Mojslav, buried in the 9th century at the burial site in the Staré Město "Na Valách". The story is presented in the form of historical dioramas. These are made up of life-size figures and depict the basic historical moments of Great Moravia, but also present all the life activities of the inhabitants of the 9th century. Thanks to Mojslav, visitors will learn everything about Great Moravia, from his childhood, his reception among the warriors to his death - by the way, it is at the grave of the warrior, which was discovered in the past near the foundations of the Great Moravian church, that the whole exhibition will end, visitors will descend to the grave and thus say goodbye to the whole exhibition circuit.

02 Jan

Permanent exhibition Prehistory of Uherské Hradiště

  • 9:00
  • Monument to Great Moravia - Cyril and Methodius Centre, Jezuitská 1885, Staré Město, Czech Republic

The cognitive haptic (tactile) trail guides the visitor against the flow of time. It begins in the time of Great Moravia, but goes all the way back to the very dawn of human civilisation. The outlines of ancient objects emerge from the twilight of antiquity and the characteristic sounds of the time are heard. By means of replicas and enlarged reconstructions of authentic archaeological finds, mostly from the territory of the Uherské Hradiště region, visitors can discover ancient cultures by touch and by ear, get acquainted with the vessels they used, the weapons they fought with, the jewellery they adorned themselves with, as well as the stone tools and engravings or statues of the earliest hunters and gatherers who inhabited the region. The texts in the exhibition and in the virtual guide are in Czech, English, German and Russian. The exhibition is also adapted for the blind and partially sighted. The Story of Constantine and Methodius and Great Moravia exhibition is also included in the ticket.

Hra Škriatkovo kúzlo
02 Jan

The game Goblin's magic

  • 9:00
  • Trnava, Slovakia

Every goblin longs to settle down and smell the sweet smell of home. But how to recognize it? Take a walk around the city and experience the mysterious world of Trnava's goblins. With your mobile phone in hand, you'll visit eight magical windows where you'll help the gnome find the coveted scent. Turn the compass, the game begins...

02 Jan

Game Mighty Belt

  • 9:00
  • Trnava, Slovakia

Wander the romantic streets of Trnava along the walls and visit the mysterious medieval statues with your mobile phone in hand. They will tell you tidbits about the life of the walls that have surrounded Trnava like the Mighty Belt for 800 years. There's humour and cheerful illustrations to make you realise that the Middle Ages weren't as dark as they say after all.

Calendar of Events
02 Jan

GREAT MORAVIA AND SAINTS CYRIL AND METHODIUS

  • 9:00
  • Nitra Castle, Nitra, Slovakia

Wander the romantic streets of Trnava along the walls and visit the mysterious medieval statues with your mobile phone in hand. They will tell you tidbits about the life of the walls that have surrounded Trnava like the Mighty Belt for 800 years. There's humour and cheerful illustrations to make you realise that the Middle Ages weren't as dark as they say after all.

January

07 Jan

Three-King Concert

  • 17:00
  • Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Saints Cyril and Methodius Velehrad, Czech Republic

We invite you to a Three Kings Concert by CM Cifra and the Viva la musica choir of students from Uh. Hradiště.

Fabruary

12 Feb

Opening of the philatelic exhibition LIVING CYRILO-METHODIAN HERITAGE

  • 16:00
  • Slovak Teaching Language Kindergarten, Primary School, High School and Student Home, Budapest, Hungary

The Kindergarten, General School, Gymnasium and College with Slovak as the language of instruction in Budapest, CYRILOMETODIADA, o. z., PRO PATRIA Foundation and the Philatelic Club 52-46 Močenok cordially invite you to the opening of the Philatelic Exhibition Living Cyril and Methodius Heritage, which will take place on 12 February 2024 at 4 p.m. in the above mentioned institution at 1-7 Lomb Street in Budapest. The author of the exhibition is the philatelist Jozef Kútny from Mocenok, who is a member of the Philatelic Club 52-46 Mocenok. The twenty panels tell the story from the arrival of the Holy Brothers of Thessaloniki to our ancestors to the establishment of the Slovak Republic in 1993.

March

The Iron Pilgrim
15 Mar

The Iron Pilgrim

  • 18:00
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

The Iron Pilgrim is a Lenten night pilgrimage from Trstín - Hájička to Šaštín, about 40 km long. All those who want to experience a more intensive Lenten preparation for the celebration of Easter are welcome. The pilgrimage will begin with Holy Mass in the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Trstin. After the Mass, the pilgrims will march through the Small Carpathians to Šaštín. The pilgrimage will be concluded with a Holy Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows in Šaštín.

17 Mar

With the bear for garlic

  • 9:00
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

This year's first event is dedicated to a local medicinal plant - bear garlic. It is abundant in the floodplain forests and we are glad that we have it also in the vicinity of the Slavic Hillfort in the forests of the Mikulčický Luh Nature Park. There will be tasting and discussion as well as sale of finished products containing bear garlic. The event is organized with the support of the Gourmet Association of Mikulčice and the Senior Citizens Club.

Vítání jara, pálení Morany
19 Mar

welcoming spring and water day

  • 14:00
  • 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.

22 Mar

Olympiad of Great Moravia

  • 9:00
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Historical olympiad on the topic of Great Moravia and the Thessalonian brothers of Saints 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.

30 Mar

Easter creation on the hillfort

  • 9:00
  • 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. In cooperation with members of the creative association "Women from the pit".

April

06 Apr

Road running Great Moravia

  • 9:00
  • Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Already the 47th 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.

06 Apr

Tourist march for families with children FOFR

  • 9:00
  • Mikulčice, Czech Republic

The march leads through the village of Tepličky with a subsequent connection to the Poniklec nature trail. The length of the route of 5.5 km suits even the smallest participants and therefore this event is regularly attended by whole families with children. Through the Obecný háj and Soroš, participants will reach the former vineyards on Stara Hora, from where there is a nice view of Hlohovec and the adjacent surroundings.

Cyril and Methodius Heritage
07 Apr

EASTER CONCERT IN MEMORIAL OF ST. JOHN PAUL II

  • 10:00
  • 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.

13 Apr

Festival of the Olomouc Cheese Curd

  • 9:00
  • Olomouc, Czech Republic

Two-day event with tasting of Cheese Curd Specialties, accompanying folklore programme and presentation microbreweries.

25 Apr

Flora Olomouc Spring Stage

  • 9:00
  • Olomouc, Czech Republic

Spring stage of the International Horticultural and Flower Show and Fair

Calendar of events
25 Apr

EXHIBITION GREETINGS FROM VOJVODINA

  • 9:00
  • House of Arts of the Slovak Philharmonic in Piestany, Nábrežie Ivana Kraska 1, Piestany, Slovakia

The artworks of students Nikola Mitić, Teodora Petković, Miroslav Janin, Marko Piroška and master's student Filip Dzolić from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad were created in the regular art workshop "From Goddess to Godmother". The artistic workshop "From Goddess to Goddess" was born at the archaeological site of Donja Branjevina in the village of Odžaci in Serbia. The idea of the organizer Nenad Zivanov, the chairman of the cultural association "Atanasije Nikolić", is that artists at the newly discovered archaeological site should search for answers to the deepest questions through artistic language: who we are, where we come from and where we are going. The exhibition will be open to the public until 2 May 2024.

Cyril and Methodius Route
28 Apr

Hiking the Cyril and Methodius Route from Kopčany to Mikulčice

  • 10:00
  • Kopčany (SK) - Mikulčice (CZ)

On Sunday 28 April 2024 at 10 a.m., the spring pilgrimage along the Cyril and Methodius Route from Kopčany (Slovakia) to Mikulčice (Czech Republic) will take place for the general public. We invite all those who are interested to take a guided walk along the flat, 7 km long hiking trail in the footsteps of the legacy of Great Moravia. The tour will have a total of five stops, including important Great Moravian monuments, such as the oldest preserved Great Moravian church of St. Margaret of Antioch in Kopčany or the Slavic hillfort in Mikulčice.

Rotunda sv. Juraja, Nitrianska Blatnica
28 Apr

Saint George pilgrimage to the Church of Saint George

  • 9:00
  • Nitrianska Blatnica, Slovak Republic

The Foundation Mass will be held on Sunday 30.04.2023 at 10.00 a.m. at the Rotunda of St. George and will be celebrated by Bishop of Nitra Mons. Viliam Judák. The celebration will be broadcast live on RTVS on STV 2. In the cultural program after the Holy Mass, local and regional interest folklore groups and individuals, as well as professional cultural ensembles. The Desert Meadow under the Rotunda will be the venue of the the traditional pilgrimage fair with accompanying events.

May

04 May

FRAŠTACSKÉ WANDERING FOR WINE

  • 9:00
  • 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.

07 May

The NIGHT of TOWERS AND LOOKOUTS

  • 9:00
  • 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

  • 9:00
  • 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

  • 9:00
  • 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.

08 May

Cycle Pilgrimage Trnava - Močenok - Nitra

  • 9:00
  • Trnava - Močenok - Nitra, Slovakia

The cycling pilgrimage follows the annual walking pilgrimages and cyclo pilgrimages of the faithful from the parish of Močenok to Nitra and also the cyclo pilgrimage to Trnava. It leads from Nitra Castle, the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Nitra, to the seat of the Archdiocese of Trnava. Cyclotourists will make short stops at several monuments along the route and will have the opportunity to learn a lot of interesting information about the churches and parishes. The pilgrimage is divided into two parts; more experienced cyclists can do the entire route, while recreational cyclists can only do some of the route.

Open cellars at St. Urban's
24 May

Open cellars at St. Urban's

  • 9:00
  • Hlohovec, Slovak Republic

130 open cellars from Devín through Raca, Vajnory, Svätý Jur, Pezinok, Modra, Šenkvice to Dolné Orešany. In the open cellars you will be pleasantly surprised by the great wines of the Small Carpathians, delicious culinary delicacies, music, artists' exhibitions... Visitors will enjoy 2 days of great wines and pleasant experiences in the blossoming Lesser Carpathian region.

25 May

ORTHODOX CYRIL AND METHODIUS PILGRIMAGE AND bULGARIAN CULTURAL DAY.

  • 10:00
  • 3rd Church, 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.

26 May

Pilgrimage to the Chapel of St. Urban

  • 9:00
  • Hlohovec, Slovak Republic

The pilgrimage to St. Urban is registered in the list of intangible monuments of the town of Hlohovec. The cultivation of grapes and the production of wine have been carried out by generations of our ancestors on the territory of the town. It was the source, sometimes the only source, of their livelihood. For this reason, St Urban, the patron saint of vine-growers, gardeners and coopers, was held in high esteem. The pilgrimage to this saint was a manifestation of this respect. The gazebo above the statue of St Urban, popularly known as 'Urbánok', was built in 1924 and this year marks the 100th anniversary of its construction.

28 May

Meeting of Bulgarians on Devín

  • 9:00
  • Church of the Holy Cross in Bratislav-Devín, Slovakia

Annual meeting of Bulgarians and their friends in Slovakia on the occasion of the Day of Bulgarian Awareness, Culture and Slavic Writing

21 May

HUT OPEN DAYS ON THE ZAHORIE WINE ROUTE

  • 10:00
  • 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

  • 9:00
  • 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

Velehrad
09 Jun

Theatre for children Bee Bears Singing

  • 3:00
  • Velehrad pilgrimage area ambits

Theatre for children as part of the Weekend of Open Gardens 9.6.2024 + walks through the Cistercian landscape of Velehrad 9 and 10.6.2024

19 Jun

Kunovice Summer Folklore Festival

  • 9:00
  • 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 31st 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.

Bojná Valy
15 Jun

A GUIDED TOUR AT THE HILLFORT IN BOJNÁ

  • 12:00
  • Valy Hillfort, Bojná, Slovakia

Come and experience a unique guided tour approaching the life on the Old Slavic Hillfort in the period of Great Moravia. In the summer season (June-August), every Saturday in the village of Bojná will be held a guided tour at the hillfort Valy. The guided tour at the hillfort will take place every Saturday from 12.00 to 18.00 hours. The guide will greet visitors at the historical reconstruction of the entrance gate of the Valy Hillfort. At the entrance to the hillfort you can learn from the guide interesting information about the origin and significance of the hillfort. This will be followed by a transfer together with the guide to the centre of the former place of the life of the Slavs, where visitors will learn about their life and what preceded the disappearance and rediscovery of the treasures of the Hillfort, in addition to interesting facts about their life. In addition, throughout the summer the Archaeological Museum of Great Moravia will be open for visitors in Bojna daily from 10.00 to 16.00 hours. The Valy hillfort is a reconstruction of a Slavic settlement directly in nature and one of the most important archaeological sites in Central Europe. In the 9th century it was an important fortified power centre, situated on the trade route between the Ponitra and the Považí region, where the inhabitants embraced Christianity even before the arrival of Sts Cyril and Methodius. The tours are free of charge and there is no need to register in advance!

15 Jun

Cyril and Methodius pilgrimage in Zalavár

  • 11:00
  • Basilica in Zalavar, Hungary

The Slovak self-government in Budapest cordially invites everyone to the traditional pilgrimage to Blatnohrad (Zalavár), which will take place on Thursday, 15 June 2023. At 11 a.m., the opening of the commemorative festivities in front of the 20-year-old sculpture of Saints Cyril and Methodius will take place with the Hungarian and Slovak anthems. Afterwards, a short speech will be given by the chairwoman Edita Hortiová. Her speech will be followed by other speeches and the laying of wreaths. During the festivities, the Budapest-Slovak choir Ozvěna will perform a cultural programme. At noon, a Holy Mass will be celebrated at the local Church of the Queen of the Sacred Rosary, officiated by Vdp. Stanislav Brtoš. At 1 pm there will be a lecture by archaeologist PhD. Agnese Ritoó on the research being carried out behind the historical park. There will be a common lunch for the pilgrimage participants at a local restaurant from 13.30.

14 Jun

The NIGHT with Methodius

  • 16:30
  • The Hill of Saint Methodius, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic

The town of Uherské Hradiště, the Museum of Moravian Slovakia in Uherské Hradiště and the Uherské Hradiště Culture Club would like to invite you to the tenth annual meeting at the St. Methodius Heights in Uherské Hradiště. There will be a programme for all ages - a fun afternoon for children and an evening concert for the general public. Admission is free.

13 Jul

In the footsteps of Saints Cyril and Methodius to Blatnohrad - Zalavar

  • 10:30
  • Basilica in Zalavar, Hungary

The Military Ordinariate of Slovakia in conjunction with the Military Ordinariate of Hungary are inviting you to a Sts. Cyril and Methodius joint pilgrimage in Blatnohrad – Zalavar in Hungary taking place on 17th Jun 2023. The principality headquarter in Blatnohrad was at its height during the reign of Pribina’s son Kocel, to whom the holy brothers of Solun Sts. Cyril and Methodius paid a visit on their way to the Eternal City. It was in Blatohrad where an important archeological artefact – a shard with a Glagolitic sign – was found proving the use of Glagolitic in our region. Old Church Slavonic as the fourth liturgic language, God’s blessing and te genius of Sts. Cyril and Methodius (the patron sains of Europe) laid the foundation of Slovak, Slavic and Central- European eduction. Thanks to the wise decision of our monarchs Rastislav, Svatopluk and Kocel to turn to the Byzantne Emperor Michael III and ask him to send missionaries to spread God’s word in a language which was understandable for Slavic nations. In Blatnohrad one can perceive our nation’s spiritual legacy, however, this is considered to be a sacred place not only for Slovaks but to other slavic nations as well.

15 Jun

LESTIVAL - FANTASY FESTIVAL

  • 9:00
  • 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.

22 Jun

St. John's fires in the village of Kšinná

  • 10:00
  • village Kšinná, district Bánovce nad Bebravou, Slovak Republic

The distinctive Slovak village of Kšinná prepares a traditional burning of a bonfire with a folklore programme. During the event, the precious late Romanesque church of St. Kozma and Damian will be open to the public. The exhibition Mission in Contexts will be presented in its premises. The exhibition brings to the public the well-known and less known cultural and historical objects connected with the Cyril and Methodius mission and the beginnings of Christianity. There will be a workshop for children connected with a creative workshop aimed at creative learning of Glagolitic. The event will also include other activities.

Cyril and Methodius Heritage
24 Jun

Cyril and Methodius Historical Festivities in Devín

  • 10:00
  • Church of the Holy Cross, Bratislava-Devin, Slovakia

During the Cyril and Methodius historical festivities at Devin we want to commemorate its glorious history and cultural legacy through various historical demonstrations and performances. You can look forward to performances by dance and singing folklor groups, a cultural and historical programme or, for example, a medieval meal festival.

29 Jun

EARLY MEDIEVAL FUN

  • 10:30
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

The holidays are starting and it's the perfect time for a little bit of living history. The Styrke Tribal Association has prepared an extraordinary spectacle for the entire weekend. You can look forward to brave men, dashing women and a glimpse into the way of life in the 9th century. Saturday afternoon will be richer and will certainly last until 6pm. There will be medieval camp life, craft and fighting demonstrations, the opportunity to try archery and javelin throwing. In the workshops, children will be able to model clay animal figurines. All are welcome.

Cyklistika po Chotároch Hlohovec
29 Jun

Cycling in the Hlohovec area

  • 9:00
  • cycling routes around Hlohovec, Slovakia

The cycling routes are also educational and will also introduce the participants to the history of the region and wine traditions. Get to know the vineyards, local winemakers and the history of viticulture as well as the traditional wine varieties that have characterised the region for many centuries.

29 Jun

Dragon Days at the Castle

  • 9:00
  • Castle Smolenice

A variety of unusual smells, tastes and accompanying activities that will delight young and old alike. Archery, a tour of the castle with a climb up the castle tower, or dragon tales. All this is the Medieval Weekend in Smolenice.

30 Jun

14th Moravian Compostela

  • 6:30
  • 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

01 Jul

Evening relax at the Trinity

  • 9:00
  • Olomouc, Czech Republic

Summer multi-genre music festival. The event takes place until 30 August 2024

01 Jul

Cyril and Methodius Tribute to the Dolian Personalities

  • 17:00
  • 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

Diecézna svätyna sv. Cyrila a Metoda
02 Jul

Cyril and Methodius Days in Terchova

  • 9:00
  • Terchova, Slovakia

35th year of Spiritual - cultural - social event in honor of the Slavic heralds of Saints Cyril and Methodius - co-patrons of Europe from 2nd to 5th July. The church in Terchová is the largest church in Slovakia, dedicated to the Thessaloniki brother. On October 9, 2019, the church 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.

05 Jul

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

  • 9:00
  • 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.

06 Jul

Nitra, lovely Nitra - Hiking along the trail of the Cyril and Methodius Route

  • 9:00
  • Dražovce - Nitra, Slovakia

As part of the programme of the Cyril and Methodius Festival Nitra, lovely Nitra 2023, we invite big and small, young and old on Monday, 3 July 2023, to an easy tourist and pilgrimage event with stops at monuments associated with the Great Moravian period, associated with the collection of stamps for pilgrim passports, on the basis of which at the end of the pilgrimage at the Nitra Castle each pilgrim will receive a certificate of completion of the journey, a badge and a free ticket to the grounds of the Nitra Castle.

It will also be possible to get to Dražovice by regular public transport line No. 4 with an extraordinary connection at 8.45 a.m. from the Kmet'ovo stop, or individually by private motor vehicles.

05 Jul

Nitra, lovely Nitra - Saints Cyril and Methodius National Pilgrimage

  • 10:00
  • 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.

06 Jul

Nitra, lovely Nitra - Pribina´s Nitrawa

  • 11:00
  • 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.

04 Jul

Days of People of Good Will

  • 9:00
  • 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

  • 19:00
  • 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
  • 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.

Boj o Veligrad, Archeoskanzen Modrá
05 Jul

Cyril and Methodius Days

  • 9:00
  • Chotebuz - Podobora, Czech Republic

Join us to commemorate the period of Great Moravia and the arrival of Cyril and Methodius on 5 - 6 July 2023. The hillfort will come alive with Slavic warriors, craftsmen and a falconer. There will also be a rich programme for children.

Commemorative Divine Services at Branč Castle
05 Jul

Commemorative Divine Services at Branč Castle

  • 9:00
  • Branč Castle, Slovakia

A memorial service to commemorate Cyril and Methodius, Master Jan Hus and the evangelical martyrs of the Church who were imprisoned at Branč Castle.

Cyril and Methodius Heritage
05 Jul

Traditional Pilgrimage of Saints Cyril and Methodius

  • 9:30
  • 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

  • 15:30
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Concelebrated Mass with the participation of bishops and priests and pilgrims from Podluží and adjacent parts of Moravian Slovakia. The pilgrimage will end with a prayer programme and a concelebrated mass of the Roman Catholic parish of Mikulčice

National pilgrimage to Kostolec
05 Jul

National pilgrimage to Kostolec

  • 10:00
  • Hillfort Kostolec - Ducové, Slovakia

Traditional walking pilgrimage with a solemn holy mass, which traditionally takes place on the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in the grounds of the monumental 9th-century nobleman's manor.

06 Jul

Cyril and Methodius Feast CELEBRATIONS

  • 9:30
  • Dohňany, Slovakia

A traditional event that annually brings sporting events, a football tournament, performances of folklore dance and singing ensembles and a solemn holy mass on the occasion of the feast of the patrons of the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Dohňany.

Cyril and Methodius branch
07 Jul

Cyril and Methodius Branch

  • 10:00
  • Church of St. Margaret of Antioch in Kopčany, Slovakia

Traditional solemn mass at the Great Moravian Church of St. Margaret of Antioch in Kopčany.

06 Jul

Cyril and Methodius feasts in Bojná

  • 9:00
  • 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.

20 Jul

Josefkol

  • 9:00
  • Čechy pod Kosířem, Czech Republic

Every year at the end of July, the traditional international meeting of master wheelwrights and carriage makers takes place. This unique event, which presents the ancient crafts associated with carriage building, takes place over several days in the castle park in Čechy pod Kosířem. The best craftsmen of the Czech Republic, who participate in this prestigious event, demonstrate the processing of various materials: wood, iron, glass, textiles, leather, wicker, etc. at designated stations. Some of them have been awarded the title of "Carrier of Tradition" by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. The event also features horse-drawn carriage "masters", stuntmen, young athletes, artists and musicians. You will also see various breeds of horses from all over the Czech Republic, from heavy draft horses suitable for work in the forest and in the field, to riding horses and carriage horses. A rich accompanying programme is prepared for visitors.

22 Jul

Hiking from Kácov to Bystřice nad Pernštejnem

  • 8:00
  • Kácov - Bystřice nad Pernštejnem, Czech Republic

We are preparing the 2nd stage of the public hiking pilgrimage along the marked Cyril and Methodius Route from Kácov to Bystřice nad Pernštejnem (135 km). The event will take place on 22-28 July 2024 in cooperation with an experienced guide Tomáš Jindřich. The event will be a continuation of last year's 1st stage of the Cyril and Methodius Route Levý Hradec - Kácov. The third and final stage will take place in 2025 on the trail from Bystřice nad Pernštejn to Velehrad. If you would like to join us on the pilgrimage, please email: tomas.jindrich@ultreia.cz. Please send your applications by mid-June, the number of participants is limited due to accommodation possibilities.

28 Jul

CEREMONIAL Orthodox LITURGY

  • 10:00
  • The Height of St. Methodius, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic

The solemn Orthodox liturgy (mass) in the natural area of the St. Methodius Heights will take place right in the foundations of the 9th century Great Moravian church, in the place where Constantine-Cyril and Archbishop Methodius celebrated holy mass. The liturgy will be celebrated by Protopresbyter Mgr. Petr Kliment Koutný.

27 Jul

NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE CHRISTIAN THEATER GORAZD´S MOČENOK

  • 10:00
  • Močenok, Slovakia

31st National Festival of Christian Theatre. The programme includes a showcase of theatre performances, workshops, creative workshops, exhibitions, concerts and a pontifical Holy Mass.

Hiking along the Cyril and Methodius Route
26 Jul

walking pilgrimage Močenok - Nitra

  • 10:00
  • 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
  • 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.

Boj o Veligrad, Archeoskanzen Modrá
10 Aug

Veligrad - historical festival

  • 9:00
  • Open-air Museum Modrá, Czech republic

The historical festival connected with the early medieval battle from the period of Great Moravia will carry out from 10th till 11th August. 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.

24 Aug

Day of Honey and Mead

  • 13:00
  • 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.

23 Aug

Hefaiston

  • 9:00
  • Helfštýn Castle, Týn nad Bečvou, Czech republic

The largest international meeting of artistic blacksmiths in Europe. The meeting is traditionally held on the last weekend of August at Helfštýn Castle, which for a few days turns into a literal mecca of blacksmithing. Master blacksmiths from all over the world traditionally come to Helfštýn and visitors have a unique opportunity to admire their skill at work. The blacksmiths work in the open air at several workplaces. Many of their works will remain in the castle or decorate the town of Lipník nad Bečvou, where the castle is located. You can also admire the works from previous years at the castle and in the town. The open forges, the ringing anvils and the omnipresent smoke all leave visitors with a deep impression and amazement at what can be made from iron. There is also a rich accompanying programme.

18 Aug

24th walking pilgrimage to Velehrad

  • 9:30
  • Velehrad, Czech republic

Preparatory stages: Sunday, August 18 - 1st stream meets at 4 pm at the Cyril and Methodius Lime Tree between Sirákov and Újezd on the diocesan border, the European watershed and the historical border of Bohemia and Moravia, and travels to Nový Veselí; the next preparatory stage: the Radešínská Svratka - Vítochov. Monday 19 August 2024 at 8.00 am from the Church of St. Wenceslas in Nové Veselí via Kotlasy and Ostrov and at 15.15 is the Mass in Netín and with a stop at St. Zdislava in Lavičky we will reach Vel. Meziříčí. 2nd stream - at 3pm from Vranov nad Dyjí to Znojmo, 3rd stream from Vítochov at 11.30am, 4th stream - from Nedvědice from St. Kunhuta Church at 9am, 5th stream from Sebranice near Litomyšl. On Tuesday, August 20, we continue on from Velky Meziříčí at 6:30 a.m., from Znojmo at 6:30 a.m. and from Olešnice at 7:30 a.m. The four final stages of the walking pilgrimage from Levý Hradec begin in Brno at the Main Railway Station (6th stream, but the longest and oldest). Wednesday 23.8. Olomouc (7), Thursday 24.8. Skalica (8), Ratíškovice at 3 p.m. (9), Friday 25.8. all streams continue, the next stream starts from Brankovice (10), Saturday 26.8. Uh. Brod (11), Nedachlebice (12th stream) On Saturday 24.8. all other streams will join and start at 7:30 from Buchlovice and at 7:15 from Boršice, at 8:45 from Tupes, come and see us. At Velehrad in the Basilica at 10:00 a.m. the renewal of consecration and immediately at 10:30 a.m. the Mass of St. MIROSLAV SUCHOMEL, President of the Velehrad Foundation and parish priest in the Staré Město (where the original Velehrad was) will serve after the Mass. Then refreshments and the presentation of the crosses in the new ambulatory, then the OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT: the chapel in Stojan (not only because of the 100th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Stojan), the underground of the basilica, exhibitions at the Information Centre and in the Stojan Gymnasium. Afternoon lecture in Cyrilka. Take with you: a mattress and sleeping gear. Luggage (and tired pilgrims) will be taken by an escort vehicle. We always sleep under the roof.

17 Aug

Šroubek Music Festival

  • 19:00
  • Velehrad, Czech republic

The second to last Saturday in August at Velehrad is every year dedicated to music on the border of genres. On this day, the sixteenth annual Screw Music Festival will take place in the ambytes of the pilgrimage site, with the walls of the Velehrad Basilica forming an impressive backdrop.

september

06 Sep

Folk Year® Velká Bystřice

  • 9:00
  • Velká Bystřice, Czech Republic

The Folk Year is a two-day folklore festival with international participation and a long tradition. The festival is held as part of the year-long cycle of events "Haná Year in Bystřice" and focuses on traditional folk culture. The specificity of the festival is that folklore groups are selected to participate in the festival, which present in their programme folk customs and annual customs of their regions in authentic, stage or stylized form. The festival includes a traditional fair with demonstrations of folk handicrafts, which takes place on both days in the Castle Square. The festival is traditionally accompanied by exhibitions with folklore themes. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of accompanying programmes: professional concerts, performances by fencers and jugglers, a funfair, sports tournaments, fireworks, etc. The festival is regularly held in the amphitheatre in the Castle Park and in the adjacent Castle Square in early September.

14 Sep

MEDIEVAL TIMES UNDER THE WALLS

  • 9:00
  • Anton Bernolák Orchard, 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.

Cyril and Methodius Heritage
15 Sep

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE

  • 9:00
  • Basilica of the Virgin Mary of the Seven Sorrows in Šaštín-Stráže, Slovakia

The national pilgrimage to the patron saint of Slovakia - the Virgin Mary of the Seven Sorrows has been held for centuries, officially since 1732. Every year about 20 000 faithful visit Šaštín during the national pilgrimage. Come and soak up the unforgettable of this traditional event.

Hiking along the Cyril and Methodius Route
20 Sep

The Great Cyril and Methodius Pilgrimage from Wisla to Velehrad

  • 10:00
  • Wisla - Velehrad, Poland and Czech Republic

9-day walking tour from Wisla in Poland through Jablunkov, Beskydy, White Carpathians to the famous Velehrad

Boj o Veligrad, Archeoskanzen Modrá
21 Sep

Archaeological Days

  • 9:00
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

We cordially invite you to the 4th annual weekend period event. Come and see the Great Moravian camp and life, crafts and fighting. There will be expert lectures in the lecture hall of the Visitor Centre.

Putujme bez hranic
26 Sep

15th St. Wenceslas Walking Pilgrimage

  • 10:00
  • Velehrad - Svatý Hostýn, Czech Republic, Slovakia

MONDAY 26.09. - 28.09.2024 - in spiritual connection with St. Wenceslas Cathedral in Olomouc and the pilgrimage site of Stará Boleslav. Each participant travels at his/her OWN RESPONSIBILITY. Heavier luggage (backpacks with clothes, sleeping bags and mattresses, which are compulsory) will be transported by an accompanying vehicle. Change IS POSSIBLE, it will be announced in time. Thursday 26.9. Velehrad - Napajedla, 22 km. 10:00 Mass in the Chapel of the Mother of the Union, THEN DEPARTURE from the Papal Cross (loading and registration from 9 am.) Overnight in the gymnasium of the monastery in Napajedla, dinner at the rectory. Friday 27.9. Napajedla - Štípa, 21 km. Adoration in the church - stop at St. Zdislava in Oldřichovice and Na Kaménka near Svatá Voda. 18:00 Mass in the pilgrimage church in Štípa. Overnight in Sokolovna gym, dinner at the rectory. Saturday 28.9. Štípa - Svatý Hostýn, 18 km. 7:00 devotion in the church, stop at Our Lady of Lukoveček. Refreshments privately, then departure. (Bus departs from Sv. Hostýn to the station in Bystřice at 16:05 - 16:45 and 17:25.)

October

The Monastery Dormition of the Holy Mother of God
08 Oct

Cultural Heritage of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje

  • 10:00
  • Skopje, North Macedonia

Getting ready to explore the cultural heritage of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and the greater Skopje area. The program includes a workshop on the above mentioned topic at the Institute of Macedonian Literature, visiting the campus of Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, as well as the monuments dedicated to Saints in the central city area. The highlight of the program will be visiting the Matka canyon, one of the most picturesque natural monuments in the grater Skopje area. Here, we will discover The Monastery Dormition of the Holy Mother of God (the so called Matka monastery), where we will spent some time and get to know the frescoes of Saints Cyril the Philosopher and Clement of Ohrid dating from the 14th century. Workshop on 8th of October 2024 starting in 10 AM and short trip to Matka canyon on 9th of October, 2024 in 9 AM.

Autumn wandering in the Hlohovec region
08 Oct

Tourist march through the vineyards of the Hlohovec area

  • 9:00
  • Hlohovec, Slovakia

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

17 Oct

From the vault of the Museum of Moravian Slovakia - The Gold of Great Moravia

  • 9:00
  • Monument to Great Moravia - Cyril and Methodius Centre, Jezuitská 1885, Staré Město, Czech Republic

This unique short-term exhibition, realized on the occasion of the International Day of Archaeology, presents a rare opportunity to see the originals of Great Moravian gold jewellery, which are usually carefully stored in the vault of the Museum of Moravian Slovakia. The exhibition offers a glimpse into the material culture of Great Moravia through examples of exceptional archaeological finds, which are witnesses to the craftsmanship and aesthetics of the time. For 4 days, visitors have the opportunity to explore the details and beauty of these historical jewels and be carried away by the skill of Great Moravian jewellers.

26 Oct

Open Day at the Wine Route Záhorie

  • 9:00
  • Borský Mikuláš, Gbely, Holíč, Kátov, Kopčany, Koválov, Mokrý Háj, Moravský Svätý Ján, Petrova Ves, Prietržka, Radimov, Radošovce, Skalica, Smrdáky, Štefanov, Unín, Vrádište, Slovakia

Lots of open booths, a wide range of wines, homemade specialties, laughter, joy and friendly gatherings. The surroundings of Skalice will come alive in autumn thanks to those who like the drink of kings. Visit local winemakers, enjoy the sight of autumn colours of trees and vines with a glass of wine in hand.

28 Oct

Czech Statehood Day

  • 9:00
  • Slavic Hillfort Mikulčice, Czech Republic

Workshops and thematic creations

November

Tastes of the Small Carpathians
09 Nov

Tastes of the Small Carpathians

  • 9:00
  • Suchá nad Parnou, Ružindol, Trnava, Svätý Jur, Grinava, Pezinok, Vinosady, Modra, Šenkvice, Doľany, 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 and their traditional regional products.

16 Nov

The Cistercian Seal

  • 16:00
  • Small Carpathians, Slovakia

The only exhibition of Mass and kosher wines in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

15 Nov

OPEN CELLAR DAY

  • 9:00
  • Dlhá, D. Orešany, H. Orešany, Zeleneč, Trnava, Ružindol, Bratislava, Slovenský Grob, Svätý Jur, Pezinok, Limbach, Viničné, Bernolákovo, Veľký Biel, Veľký Grob, Čataj, Cífer, Šenkvice, Báhoň, Budmerice, Jablonec, Štefanová, Vinosady, Modra, Dubová, Hrad Červený kameň, Častá, Doľany, 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

20 Dec

MEDIEVAL ADVENT MARKETS

  • 9:00
  • 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.