The Bratislava Easter markets are basically extra booths added onto the open air booths that are in two of the squares all season (Hviezdoslavovo námestie and Františkánske námestie.) The Bratislava market had almost no emphasis on food (except for a … Continue reading Bratislava Easter Fair or a Spanking for Easter.
There are Serbian Easter Eggs, Croatian Easter Eggs, American Easter Eggs, and Slovak Easter Eggs. Mikulas “Mickey” Derevjanik, is a Slovak craftsman, a metal worker, who designs Easter Eggs wrapped in wire. He comes from generations of metal workers who … Continue reading A Craftsman in Easter Eggs (From 2002)
This is from a June 2008 letter The Golden Beggar is the symbol of Kosice. He begged for a living at the same place on the main square all his “working” life. When he retired he built a fine house … Continue reading Kosice’s Golden Beggar
“For All the Saints Who From Their Labors Rest,” especially one. This is All Saints’ Say. On this day Slovaks visit cemeteries and light candles on graves. Most of my staff members go home to their villages for the holiday … Continue reading All Saint’s Day, Dubcek’s Grave, Slovakia