Levice fair and 2nd fair
The first fair is in Autumn and the second is in spring. Our fair is a big
parade with a lot of carousels and stalls with food, sweets, drinks and
It has got an old tradition which began in 14th century. In these ages
people wanted to earn some money by selling their own products.
•The most significant city-wide action is Levice Castle Festival.
•Levice castle festival had a long tradition. After a short break we resumed
the ceremony and we again present our folk art. It is connected to the old
traditions of our culture.
•The content of Castle Festival are folk crafts and historic performances
Christmas & Easter
These two feasts are connected together by religious meanings. During
the Christmas feasts christians celebrate Jesus s birth. At Easter time
christians celebrate Jesus s crucifixion (he was hang on a huge cross)
and his resurrection.
Nowadays Christmas and Easter are feasts with different meanings
than it was in Mid Ages.
Jesus s birth
Jesus s resurrection
Jesus s crucifixion
At Christmas time all family members come together singing carols ,
eating traditional Christmas food such as fish, cabbage soup,
gingerbreads and honey wafers. Typical X-mas food is carp with
potato mush. People put carp s scales to their wallets to be wealthy.
Christmas is connected with many other traditions, for example: people
cut an apple on two halves and if they get a star shaped ornament this
means they will have luck.
During the celebration of Easter we traditionally splash girls with water
and whip them for being healthy and beautiful.
Typical symbols of Easter are easter bunny and easter eggs called
We can get the chocolate ones in markets
It is one of the biggest fairs in Slovakia.
Its history goes back to 17th century.
Regulary craftsmen come there with their traditional
For example: cheese strings, products from leather, mead,
ceramics, skeps and gingerbread.
There are many other atractions and merry-go-rounds.
For example: Extreme, cotton candy, Indian‘s and Gypsy‘s
There is always a lot of food.
The most significant event in town.
Show is based on Levice‘s legend about white
Turkish soldiers attacked our castle.
In castle park there is cultural programme in
form of concert and presentation of handmade
There is an exibition of
hunting trophies and
some species of flora and
fauna in Levice region.
There is a fish competition
held up every year in
August. Many local
contestants compete in
catching fish and cooking
The parade of amateur
theatre groups from Levice
and nearby countries
(Poland, Czech Republic,
Serbia and Romania), which
takes place in April, is very
popular between young