Banska Stiavnica Set to Join UNESCO’s Underground Europe Route

Bratislava, February 8 (TASR) - Traditional mining town Banska Stiavnica (Banska Bystrica region) is likely to appear on UNESCO's new tourist map devoted to underground world heritage, TASR learnt from UNESCO World Heritage Centre...

‘4 zivly’ Film Festival in Banska Stiavnica to Deal with Topic of Fate

Banska Stiavnica, February 4 (TASR) - Fate will be the major theme of this year's winter edition of the 4 zivly (4 Elements) film seminar, which is scheduled to take place in Banska Stiavnica...

Admirers Flock to Celebrate Nosal as Lucnica Doyen Turns 90

Professor Stefan Nosal, who devoted his whole professional life to the Lucnica folklore ensemble, celebrates his 90th birthday on Friday.

Orthodox Christians in Slovakia Celebrate Christmas Eve

Bratislava, January 6 (TASR) - Orthodox Christians (predominantly in the east of the country) and also Greek Catholics in certain villages in eastern Slovakia observing the Julian calendar are celebrating Christmas Eve on Friday. The...

Christians Celebrate Epiphany

Bratislava, January 6 (TASR) - The Christian festival of Epiphany, or 'Three Kings' ('Traja krali' or 'Tri krale' in archaic Slovak), is being celebrated in Slovakia and many other countries on Friday, January 6. The...

Barabas’s ‘Sloboda pod nakladom’ Receives Grand Prix in Bilbao

Pavol Barabas's documentary 'Sloboda pod nakladom' (Freedom under Load) about the oldest generation of mountain porters in the High Tatra mountains has received the Grand Prix Award at the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, TASR learnt on Monday.

UNESCO Puts Slovak and Czech Puppetry on List of Intangible Heritage

Bratislava, December 1 (TASR) – Puppet theatre in Slovakia and the Czech Republic has been put on the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO at a meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee...

International Conference on UNESCO Conventions Takes Place at Umelka

Bratislava, November 23 (TASR) – An international conference called Slovakia and Cultural Diversity began at the Slovak Art Forum in Bratislava on Wednesday, taking place as part of Slovakia's EU Council Presidency vis-a-vis the...

Russian Orthodox Assembly Performs for Fallen Soldiers in Osadné

Osadné, October 23 (TASR) - The Clergy Assembly of Saint Petersburg Metropolitan Church on Saturday came to one of the smallest villages in Slovakia - Osadné (pop. 166) in Prešov region - to sing...

Slovak Press Photo Rewards Best Photos for 2016

Bratislava, October 20 (TASR) - The Primatial Palace in Bratislava on Wednesday was the venue for the 5th annual Slovak Press Photo awards, whose aim is to provide an independent and authentic visual testimony...

Once-hidden Vedutas on Display in Bratislava under Brazilian Patronage

Bratislava, October 18 (TASR) - Under the title 'Secret Graphics', the Museum of Svaty Anton (Banska Bystrica region) in Bratislava on Tuesday opened an exhibition of vedutas (large-scale paintings) from the 18th century that...

Dalai Lama: Jihad Can Be Suppressed by Tolerance and Compassion

Bratislava, October 16 (TASR) - Jihad, for which the militant group Islamic State is calling, could be suppressed by tolerance, said the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, who's visiting Slovakia, on Sunday. At today's public...

Reznik: TASR Recorded Surplus of €337,210 in First Half of 2016

Bratislava, October 5 (TASR) - The News Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR) produced a surplus of €337,210 by earning €2,890,993 and spending €2,553,783 in the first half of 2016, said general director Jaroslav...

Contemporary Art Festival White Night Lights Up City of Kosice Again

Kosice, October 1 (TASR) – The White Night festival taking place in Kosice on Saturday evening and at night offers visitors contemporary art not only in galleries, but mostly in the streets and public...

‘Gothic Treasures from Slovakia’ Exposition Opens in Rome on Thursday

Rome, September 29 (TASR-correspondent) - Slovak Culture Minister Marek Madaric, along with Slovak President Andrej Kiska and Italian President Sergio Mattarella, opened the 'Gothic Treasures from Slovakia' exposition in the seat of Italian president...

Benkova: European Nations Should Protect Their Own Languages

Trencianske Teplice, September 23 (TASR) – Despite the current fashionable trend of posing as very European, individual nations shouldn't forget their own languages and protect them instead, said Viera Benkova, a poet with Slovak...

Six Slovaks Presenting Their Artistic Work at L’Art-Bre 2016 Exhibition

Bratislava/Monte Carlo, September 14 (TASR) - Six Slovaks are presenting their artistic work at the traditional L'Art-Bre 2016 exhibition in Cap Martin park in the southern French town of Roquebrunne, TASR learnt on Wednesday. The...

Eleventh Cinematik International Film Festival Starts in Piestany Today

Piestany, September 13 (TASR) - The 11th annual Cinematik International Film Festival begins in Piestany (Trnava Region) on Tuesday and over six days it will offer moviegoers 91 films including 78 feature films and...

President Kiska ‘Christens’ Latest Book of Photographer Filip Kulisev

Bratislava, September 13 (TASR) - Slovak photographer and traveller Filip Kulisev presented his eighth book called Element at Bratislava Castle on Monday evening, TASR learnt on Tuesday. In his new book Kulisev shows the diversity...

PopUp Design Exhibition Displays Modern Slovak Products in Brussels

Brussels, September 9 (TASR-corespondent) - 'Experience Slovakia through unique design' is the main motto of one of the cultural events accompanying Slovakia's Presidency of the EU Council at the moment, TASR learnt on Friday. The...