Whenever we head to a place, we always desire to explore it in its entirety. There are so many of us who are avid travelers and love knowing more about a country, its legacy, tradition and the rich cultural heritage and past. By attending the different festivals which are held in the country, not only can you get acquainted with the different details but at the same time, it also helps you have a vacation to truly remember.
So, if Slovakia is on your mind and you would like to be a part of the different festivals, we will be more than happy to guide you here. Let us see some of the top festivals which you can attend in this little country.
This festival is mainly meant to celebrate the middle ages. Be set to enjoy some of the quirkiest things here. If you want to know who would be wooing the men with the best outfit or even who is likely to emerge as the best knight, this is surely the festival to be. Expect all kinds of activities and adventure here as there are likely to be training for medieval dance or even get back in time with the chance to learn shooting with bow and arrow. Not only this, people are most likely to dress queer like they did in the medieval era overall. It is a fun-filled festival which is sure to help you enjoy your time to the fullest.
2. Folk Festival Vychodna
For everyone who loves folk music, this is the festival to attend. This festival gives you the opportunity to enjoy both folk music and folk dance as well. It is primarily an open-air festival and the ambiance which is created is absolutely mesmerizing. You will find yourself getting lost in the typical Slovak atmosphere and the kind of music which you will be able to enjoy is sensuous and a once in a lifetime experience. This festival is held on 1st of July and we would recommend making your reservations well in advance because people in large number line up for this amazing folk festival.
3. Kremnica Gags
Rely on Slovakia to come up with some of the quirkiest and the happiest festivals you could think of. The country definitely knows how to keep the citizens happy. In this festival, you won’t find cans of beers or endless wine rather; this is the biggest festival of jokes, satire, and rib cracking comedy. So, the moment you enter here, be prepared to sit with your hands tied to your belly because the jokes are downright hilarious. It is best attended in the company of friends and families with whom you would like to have a great fun time.
This festival is held at the medieval square of Kremnica and it is always held at the end of every summer season.
4. Coronation Festivities
Bratislava has always been known to be the place of coronations. So, during the summers, you will find the history being re-enacted and it surely makes for a picturesque and pleasant view. You will find the coronation festivity being carried out as a lot of allegorical charters from the past are played by people and the whole atmosphere is lit with celebration and happiness.
5. Janosik Days
Janosik was the Polish hero and a true Kuruc warrior. So, you will find his legacy and name being carried throughout this festival. Be all set to witness one of the most majestic displays of folk music. The festival takes place in his hometown and that too right under his impressive statue. The days of Janosik are so popular that they are hailed as the attraction of the year on a lot of different occasions. Surely, the place lights up and attending this festival would be an exhilarating expire.
6. Festival Pohoda
This is known by many as the best of all summer festivals in Slovakia. So, what it is that makes it so terrific and so amazingly popular? You get to hear some of the biggest names in the music industry and a lot of upcoming talent too. Not only this, the kind of food and drink which is served is sure to appeal to your food buds and the atmosphere is electrifying, to say the least.
It is held during July 6th to 8th and once again you should book your tickets beforehand because it surely is one of the most popular of all music festivals in Slovakia.
7. Hontianska Parada
This is also an amazing festival wherein the natives of Hrusov village located in central Slovakia open their yards. The aim is to help the public see the different folk trade which is practiced by the people of the village. The kind of products which are made is incredible and most tourists who come to attend this festival are blown by the creativity of the natives. Along with this, you can also let yourself hum to the folk music which is played and you do have a lot of wine as well.
So, be prepared to enjoy this laidback festival and have a great time.
These are some of the festivals which take place in Slovakia and they are sure to help you have a good time. In order to make the most out of your trip, we surely recommend attending at least a few of them. Check out their dates and plan accordingly.
The experience is the one which you are surely going to cherish for the rest of your life!
Updated: February 25, 2018