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27.3. - 2.4. 2017

Event calendar

Event calendar

od 25.11. 2016

Tatra Temple

Tatra Temple

27.3. - 30.3. 2017

Program Retro hotel Morava

Program Retro hotel Morava

piatok, sobota, nedeľa

Klavíristi v kaviarni Mozart

Klavíristi v kaviarni Mozart

marec 2017

HUMNO - marcový program

HUMNO - marcový program

1.4. 2017

Poetické popoludnie s Robertom Rothom

Poetické popoludnie s Robertom Rothom

14.1. - 1.4. 2017

Retro diskotéka

Retro diskotéka

31.3. - 4.2. 2017

Festhry

Festhry

8.4. - 9.4. 2017

Ski & golf Slovakia

Ski & golf Slovakia

16.4. 2017

Ocko - Roman Pomajbo

Ocko - Roman Pomajbo

22.4. 2017

Pat a Mat s kamarátmi

Pat a Mat s kamarátmi

apríl 2017

Brick by brick

Brick by brick

apríl 2017

HUMNO - aprílový program

HUMNO - aprílový program

zima 2016/2017

Tatranská večera zážitkov

Tatranská večera zážitkov

5.5. 2017

Tri tvorivé tvory

Tri tvorivé tvory

14.5. 2017

Charitatívna akcia Lomničania-Lomničanom

Charitatívna akcia Lomničania-Lomničanom

jar 2017

Bricklandia na Hrebienku

Bricklandia na Hrebienku

28.7. - 30.7. 2017

Majstrovstvá LGK

Majstrovstvá LGK

5.8. 2017

Charity Golf Cup 2017

Charity Golf Cup 2017

21.8. - 24.8. 2017

Faldo series 2017

Faldo series 2017

29.12. - 31.8. 2017

Výstava Hála v Lomnici

Výstava Hála v Lomnici

leto 2017

Letná detská golfová škola a tábor v Tatrách

Letná detská golfová škola a tábor v Tatrách

rok 2017

Rozprávkové AquaCity

Rozprávkové AquaCity

rok 2017

Zimná bežecká séria

Zimná bežecká séria

Folklore and traditions

People under the Tatras were usually farmers or shepherds. These activities were closely connected with typical folk crafts, such as production of working tools, pottery, locksmithery and joinery, processing of flax, which was transported from Štrba on wooden rafts along with healing herbs, oils of conifers and other goods from Poland. Shepherd´s products had a rich tradition. Handicraftsmen still keep the tradition of crafts alive and carve wood, produce shepherd´s hatchets, puppets dressed in folk costumes, Easter eggs etc.

The territory of the Tatra region is diverse, both from the geographical and ethnographical point of view. The region still has elements of traditional folk culture. There are several ethnical groups, such as Gorals, Spiš Germans, Ruthenians and inhabitants of original Spiš districts. Folklore traditions are kept mainly in the villages of Lendak, Ždiar and Javorina, located on the foot of the Belianske Tatra Mts. Folk culture and folklore in this region are rather interconnected. They differ from neighbouring regions of Poland and Slovakia, though. They are different when it comes to the dialect, folk costumes, music, dance or singing. Folk dances used to be very popular in the past at celebrations where all age groups would dance and entertain themselves. However, they were organised only rarely, especially from spring to autumn when there was a lot of work that needed to be done on fields. People would live on products they grew and animals they kept.

Our ancestors had traditional folk costumes with various forms, materials and decorations according to individual geographical regions. Traditions of our ancestors, their way of life, housing, clothes or farming are showed at the museum of Ždiarsky house in Ždiar. It is divided in two parts – a residential and a working area. The residential part hosts an exhibition of folk traditions – local costumes, toys, dolls, pets etc. There are also various tools and musical instruments known in the Northern Spiš region mainly.

When visiting the Tatra region, one can meet the traditional Slovak cuisine too, with local specialities such as dumplings filled with bryndza (sheep cheese product), sauerkraut soup or gnocchi with bryndza. These meals are very simple and form the basis of the Slovak cuisine. Their ingredients included and still include milk, potatoes, sauerkraut and sheep cheese products, which have a very strong tradition in the region under the Tatras due to ideal climatic conditions. They taste delicious at original shepherd´s huts and chalets. 

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