Category Archives: Traditions

SASW Speakers Series: Threads Across Time: Rusyn/Slovak Spinning, Weaving, and Bobbin Lacemaking, September 17, 2022

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “Threads Across Time: Rusyn/Slovak Spinning, Weaving, and Bobbin Lacemaking” by Mary Gido Saturday, September 17, 2:00 pm ET To register for this event on Zoom, please visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMucOmsrz4sHd0tC0SpaVz_et8zOABPxMjG After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  If you have any questions about the event, […]

Easter Egg (Pysanka) Workshop with George Clyne – Saturday, March 26, 2022

Easter Egg (Pysanka) Workshop with George A demonstration/workshop by George Clyne Saturday, March 26, 2:00pm ET To register for this event on the Zoom platform, please visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucu6pqzsrGtblJ2wEAAM3tFyBmg-fUKLC If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@dcslovaks.org. George will demonstrate how to make pysanky with some simple designs. You can watch him work […]

A Recording of the SASW’s 2021 Virtual Svätý Mikuláš Party is available now on YouTube

A recording of our recent Svätý Mikuláš party with presentations by Global Slovakia and Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorčík is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/gRAqflKFEh0 DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak American Society, features more videos from our past speaker events.  Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about […]

“Slovak and Czech Christmas Traditions” Recording Available Now on YouTube

A recording of our recent presentation, “Slovak and Czech Christmas Traditions,” with Global Slovakia is now available for viewing on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/NKqBS8lhPOc DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak American Society, features more videos from our past speaker events.  Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about our latest videos. Sincerely, The […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Slovak and Czech Christmas Traditions – Sunday, December 13, 2020

The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC presents “Slovak and Czech Christmas Traditions” with  Dr. Gabriela Bereghazyová and Dr. Zuzana Palovič of Global Slovakia  Sunday, December 13, 1:00pm EDT In the heart of Europe, Christmas folklore and customs speak of a distant past, mystical ancestry, and a wholesome life and values. Slovak and Czech Christmas […]

Svätý Mikuláš Party – Sunday, December 3, 2017

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 […]

Slovak Easter Traditions: Hrudka Cheese

Hrudka is custard-type cheese that is part of a traditional Easter basket for Slovaks and other Slavic groups. Hrudka is made by gently simmering a mixture of milk, eggs and sugar until firms curds are formed, straining the mixture through cheesecloth and letting the curds from into a ball. Hrudka has a bland, sweet taste […]

Slovak Easter Traditions: Paska Bread

Paska is a Slovak bread that is traditionally eaten during Easter.  It is often the centerpiece of the traditional Easter basket that is blessed on Easter Sunday.  A traditional basket usually contains smoked meats, sausage, butter, hrudka (a sweet custard-like cheese), bread, salt, horseradish and pysanky eggs.  Since Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians fast during Lent, […]