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Colors of Kosice - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Kosice has very distinctive culture. Its music, religious and culinary traditions differ with an abundance of interesting customs. Despite the fact that the period of the Hungarian rule had a significant influence on the national culture, locals managed to keep their own traditions that cause the admiration of travelers these days. During celebrations there are always colorful musical performances. It is believed that folk songs helped to keep the Slovak language, as they were performed for many centuries. There are also unique musical instruments in Kosice, including a special kind of flute, fujarah, a small bagpipe, gajdy, and shepherd’s horn, koncovka. Many centuries ago, they were main instruments of folk musicians.
Kosice is a city located in the eastern part of Slovakia, at the foot of Black Mountain in the valley of the Hornad River. Kosice is the second largest city of the country and the center of … Open
Speaking of the religious customs of the citizens, it is worth to mention their respect to the religion. A significant part of the national holidays is religious in nature; almost all celebrations are usually celebrated in a family circle. In honor of big festive events interesting folk festivals are arranged, it would be interesting for foreign tourists to take part in them.
One of the main objects of local’s pride is the native language. Many tourists are confused and compare it with Czech, but any resident of Kosice would certainly say that his language is unique and unlike any other. Many townspeople are fluent in foreign languages, but prefer to communicate using their own exclusively. If a foreign tourist will try to say a few phrases in Slovak, the indigenous population would be delighted and the question of how to win new friends would be solved at once. Copyright
In Kosice, a wide range of entertainment for every taste is available for vacationers with children. The city has many unusual entertainment centers and parks. One of the most original is … Open
Culinary traditions also have a special national shade; local cuisine in many ways resembles a traditional European one. The main meal is lunch, so, going to a restaurant for a dinner, don’t be surprised with modest selection of dishes. During the day, visitors are offered a huge selection of meat and vegetarian dishes, traditional dumplings and omelets, but a dinner is limited with cold snacks. Despite the fact that the city and its surroundings have world famous breweries, local residents said that the national drink is wine. Pubs and bars are very popular among residents and visitors; in evenings there are crowds of visitors there.  Next: Culture: sights to visit
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Kosice
♥   Katedrála sv. Alžbety, Košice, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Konkatedrála sv. Mikuláša, Prešov, 31.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Narodenia Panny Márie, Vranov nad Topľou, 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Zostúpenia Svätého Ducha, Michalovce, 48.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrála sv. Martina z Tours, Spiš, 48.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Keresztelő Szent János Bazilika, Sárospatak, 50.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika sv. Egidia, Bardejov, 64.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kosice
♥   Castle 'Füzér Castle' , 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Šariš Castle' , 37.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Boldogkuváralja Castle' , 41.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Čičava Castle' , 42 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Spiš Castle' , 47.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brekov Castle' , 47.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Krásna Hôrka Castle' , 48.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Slovakia

Slovakia is a beautiful but quite cold and damp country. Such a climate and decades spent unnoticed under the yoke of other nations formed a national character that can be described as calm and restrained. More than 72% of Slovaks are Christians, mostly Catholics. Evangelicals, Orthodox, and Jews also live in the country. The family is a priority for most Slovaks, close friends are in second place. When a child is born, parents receive a cash support. Children are expected to behave maturely: restraint, courtesy, respectfulness, attentiveness, keeping clothes clean. Physical punishment is still common. … Open
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