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Folk Singers

A group of laides dressed in traditional kroje perform on the large stage at Detva.
Slovak Folk Festival

July 13th 2008
Today Sylvia, her cousin Marian, and I went to Detva for one of the best known and largest Slovak folk festivals. Think of it as Czech Days in Wilber, NE, but with some authenticity. The festival features authentic Slovak crafts, music, and folk performances. It is encouraging to see that these traditions are being valued once again and that younger people are willing to learn them, especiall ... read more
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Slovak Flag In 1918 the Slovaks joined the closely related Czechs to form Czechoslovakia. Following the chaos of World War II, Czechoslovakia became a Communist nation within Soviet-ruled Eastern Europe. Soviet influence collapsed in 1989 and Czechoslovakia once... ... read more
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