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Slovak winter traditions

  1. 1. Made by Primary school of Viliam Záborský, Vráble Slovakia Comenius – The Heritage of Europe – Traditions are alive.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Slovakia is a beautiful country. </li></ul><ul><li>It lies in the heart of Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Our country has very nice customs and traditions. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Vráble
  3. 3. <ul><li>We are students working in the club called Virtual World. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>And this is our club of traditions where we meet very often . </li></ul><ul><li>Here we were preparing this presentation about our unique customs. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Dožinky – Harvest festival is great and interesting tradition. ( August – October ) </li></ul><ul><li>People celebrate the end of harvest . </li></ul><ul><li>The vreath is symbol of this festival . </li></ul><ul><li>In our area we celebrate Grape harvest because Vráble is a vineyard area. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>December is the best month in the year because Christmas are coming. </li></ul><ul><li>Firstly on 6th December St. Mikuláš visits us. </li></ul><ul><li>H e brings lot s of sweets to all good children . </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Christmas is the most beautiful holiday in the year. </li></ul><ul><li>All Christians celebrate the birth of Jezus. </li></ul><ul><li>We do Christmas decoration at home and at school. </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas tree is the symbol of Christmas. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Christmas Eve – Štedrý deň is celebrated on 24 December. </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas dinner is typical for this day. </li></ul><ul><li>In Slovakia the soup is different in each region: sauerkraut, lentil or fish. </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetable salad and fried fish is typical as the main dish. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Apples, honey, wafers,nuts, garlic belongs to our traditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Families sit to the Christmas table and they pray together. They sing Carol – Holly Night. </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting apples is very popular habit. It says whether the family will be healthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Honey, wafers and garlic are the symbols of health too. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>We get presents. Members of family give presents to each other. </li></ul><ul><li>But little children believe &quot;Ježiško&quot; brings presents and put them under Christmas tree. They enjoy this nice time very much. </li></ul><ul><li>At midnight people use to go to the church. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Nativity celebration is tradition, which is holding on the second Christmas holiday in our churches. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>We made this celebration at school each year before Christmas holiday. We call it Nativity festival. </li></ul><ul><li>Our schoolmates from 4th class prepare it every year. It is always beautiful experience. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Singing Carols is a very nice habit at Christmas time. </li></ul><ul><li>Young people go from house to house with three kings – Melichar, Gašpar and Baltazár. </li></ul><ul><li>They sing carols and wish divine blessing. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Fašiangy - Carnival time is a period before fasting season. It starts in January after Three Kings. </li></ul><ul><li>It´s time for carnivals and fancy-dress balls </li></ul><ul><li>Doughnuts and sweets called „fánky“ are typical for this time. </li></ul><ul><li>We have Carnival at school every year . </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Farewell with winter was associated with burn ing of Morena. People also celebrated the start of spring this way. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Do you like them? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you got any similar traditions ? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you call them in your country? </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for your interest </li></ul><ul><li>Základná škola Viliama Záborského, Vráble </li></ul><ul><li>Slovakia </li></ul>

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