The Tatra mountain range looms high above the clouds like an island – the smallest high mountain group on earth. A unique environment with unique challenges: some species have thrived here since the ice age, like shipwrecked sailors. Chamois and marmots have even evolved particular subspecies. The chamois are well equipped for the harsh climate, […]
Upcoming in May: Prof. James Krapfl of McGill University and former U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Ted Russell will speak about the events of 1988-93 in Czechoslovakia. Location and date to be announced soon.
Showing at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic (3523 International Ct NW, Washington, DC) on Friday, January 26th at 6:30 pm is the recent film release, Čiara (The Line), directed by Peter Bebjak. Film Synopsis: Adam Krajňák is head of the family and also boss of a gang of criminals smuggling cigarettes across the Slovak-Ukrainian border. The failure of one of the transports […]
November 17th marks the beginning of the Gentle Revolution (Nežná revolúcia) or Velvet Revolution in 1989. On this date, riot police suppressed a student demonstration in Prague commemorating the 50th Anniversary of a violently suppressed demonstration against Nazi occupation. This event sparked a series of demonstrations in Prague and other cities in Czechoslovakia from November 19th into […]
Please join us on Sunday, December 3rd for our annual celebration of the tradition of Svätý Mikuláš at the Slovak Embassy from 2:00-5:00 pm. We will have a delicious Slovak buffet dinner prepared by the Slovak Embassy Chef, live music by Orchester Praževica, and of course a visit from Svätý Mikuláš. The SASW member […]
Ľudovít Štúr was born October 29, 1815, in the Kingdom of Hungary, to Samuel and Anna Štúr, a teacher, and his wife. From 1829 to 1834, he was enrolled at the Lutheran lyceum in Pressburg (Bratislava) and became a member of the Czecho-Slavic Society in 1828 (serving as deputy-chairman 1835-37), developing an interest in Slavic […]
The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC is holding its fourth annual Café Night at Bistro Bohem (www.bistrobohem.com) to raise scholarship funds for Slovak students attending VSM/City University in Slovakia. Since 1996, the SASW has raised nearly $40,000 and funded partial tuition scholarships for over 50 students in financial need. There will be live Gypsy swing music […]