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  • Štefan Zelko's Pottery

    The clay is dug in Puconci. It is then stored at Štefan Zelko’s home in a so-called zemeljak. The needed amount of clay is ground several times in a compressing machine. Then it needs to be pressed and kneaded manually in order to squeeze all the air out of the material.

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  • Pisanica (an Easter Egg) from Adlešiči

    The best eggs for decorating should be smooth so the colour sticks evenly. First, the eggs are blown out: piercing the shell on both ends and blowing out from one of either hole, so the contents spill out.

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  • Raztresen – homestead of handicrafts

    The flagship of homestead of handicrafts Raztresen is the presentation of traditional processing of flax/linen in Bela krajina: from growing the plant through carding and then waving flax into linen.

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  • The Woodcarvers’ Days in Štiavnické Bane 48.439442, 18.865273

    Woodcarvers´ Days (Rezbárske dni) is a regular and popular event in Štiavnické Bane. The village is located near the city of Banská Štiavnica which is the centre of the region with a long and important mining history. The city and its surroundings (including the village of Štiavnické Bane) is listed on the World Cultural Heritage UNESCO register.

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  • Competition of Cart-Horse Owners (Preteky furmanov) 47.635784, 23.818359

    The furman cart-horse competitions are popular events in Slovakia which present special skills of furmani and their horses in overcoming different obstacles and disciplines. This kind of event takes place in several places in Slovakia (eg. in 2013, the 11th year of the Furman horse competition called „O valašku“ took place in Detva).

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  • Wooden Carved Crosses in Detva and the Detva Calvary 48.560376, 19.419143

    Wooden carved crosses that can be found along roadsides, by churches or other sacred places are typical material culture phenomena of the Podpoľanie region in Central Slovakia.

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  • The “With Fire and Sword” Festival (Meeting of Hungarian Cutlers, Smiths and Gunsmiths) 47.191155, 18.408840

    The “With Fire and Sword” festival (www.tuzzelvassal.hu) has been organised yearly since 2004. The aim is to introduce traditions and techniques of the crafts of cutlers, smiths and gunsmiths. The visitors can buy the products of the craftsmen at the market. The festival offers several cultural programmes: folk dance shows, exhibitions of the history of the crafts, shaving in an authentic barbershop, and conversations with the masters about their crafts.

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  • The Túri Fair 47.002367, 20.628803

    The Túri Fair Fair (www.turivasar.hu) is is famous in Hungary and there is even a folk song about it. The settlement received the right for keeping yearly a country fair in 1411. The tradition has been renewed in 1978 and the fair has been organized yearly ever since. Craftsmen, tradesmen, artists and tourists visit the fair from all over Hungary and from abroad.

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  • Hortobágy Bridge Fair 47.648648, 21.186383

    The Hortobágy Bridge Fair was first organised in the 19th century as an animal fair. Through the years more and more craftsmen visited the fair. The tradition was renewed in 1978, and has been organized annually ever since. As the fair is a gathering event for herdsmen, it helps to preserve the traditions of animal husbandry and the related crafts. The importance of the fair is strengthened by the fact that Hortobágy and the 9-hole Bridge are important elements of the Hungarian identity.

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  • Straw Plaiting 49.548691, 16.832870

    Miloslava Zatloukalová comes from a locality with a long local tradition of straw plaiting. Through her activity she contributes to the preservation of this traditional craft. Her work is based on traditional forms that were developed under the patronage of the Centre for Folk Art Manufacture (ÚLUV) and acquired a highly aesthetic appearance acceptable for present-day users.

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  • Whetstone Making 49.304575, 17.957994

    Jaroslav Sucháček with his craft significantly contributes to raising awareness of traditional handicraft production in the region of Moravian Wallachia. This region was characterized by a large amount of home-made products from natural materials, most of which have, together with the knowledge of traditional technologies , already disappeared. However, due to the bearers of the tradition, such as Mr Sucháček, some folk art remains still alive.

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  • Beaded Christmas Ornaments 50.661518, 15.463295

    With its production, the Rautis Company continues a long tradition of beaded Christmas ornaments in the region of Krkonoše (Giant Mountains). The company applies old technologies as well as forms for bead blowing. The ornaments are inspired mostly by old patterns and most of the work is done by hand.

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  • The Traditional Pottery Fair in Beroun 49.967205, 14.086284

    Beroun has a rich history in the development of ceramics. Archaeological excavations have revealed that unique ceramic forms have been produced here since the 14th century. The name of this type of ceramic product was „Beroun Ceramics“.

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  • The Frika festival: Competition in Cooking "Frika" 46.185719, 13.731984

    The Frika festival is an annual event which happens every September since 2008. The idea for the festival originates in a proverb: "Each village has its own unique voice." And also Frika can be prepared in many different ways and has many different tastes (foresters’ frika, shepherds’ frika, wealthy people’s frika, etc.) even though the main ingredients are the same (locally produces fat, potato and cheese).

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  • The Mohant Cheese 46.276795, 13.887560

    The Mohant cheese is a traditional dairy product made in villages and on dairy mountain farms in Bohinj and its vicinity. Its distinctive, slightly tangy and bitter taste and a strong smell make it different from other cheeses produced in Slovenia.

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  • Kranjska klobasa – The Kranjska Sausage 46.264436, 14.391539

    Kranjska klobasa (Kranjska sausage) is a typical Slovenian meat product. This kind of sausage is mentioned in the beginning of the 19th century as the product of a butcher in Upper Carniola. Eventually it spread across all Slovenian territory. Recipes for preparing Kranjska sausage are well-known from the second part of the 19th century.

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  • The Slovak and European Championship in Cooking and Eating Halušky, Turecká 48.848516, 19.087788

    Halušky competition in Turecká is a part of a broader annual event called Fest Halušky Turecká which is a combination of a competition in cooking and eating traditional dish “halušky” with musical and dance performances on stage. The main attraction remains the competition in cooking and eating halušky which is considered the Slovak national dish. The competition promotes traditional culinary culture and supports its preservation.

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  • Competition in Cooking Štiarc (Traditional Dish of Miners) 48.807523, 19.132042

    The event of cooking traditional dish štiarc has been organised since 2001 in the originally mining village of Špania Dolina, the reservation of folk architecture.

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  • Easter in the Ski Resort Chopok South 48.957093, 19.596950

    Employees of the restaurant at the ski lift annually prepare an Easter feast for visitors. The offer reflects regional culinary culture (lamb goulash, ham, eggs). In order to emphasise a festive Easter atmosphere, regional folk musical ensemble/ band plays local/ regional repertoire of songs. This small event is not a reconstruction of the folk version of the Easter holiday, but it reminds all visitors of the festivity and the significance of Easter traditions. At the same time it demonstrates identity and regional belonging of local organisers.

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  • Tradition of the “Millerʼs Wafers” (Molnárkalács) in Borsodnádasd 48.123116, 20.245708

    Making ‘miller’s wafers’ [molnárkalács] is a vibrant local tradition in the town of Borsodnádasd (in north-central Hungary). The development of the sweet wafer derives from the holy Eucharistic wafer in the Roman Catholic liturgy.

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