Time to Celebrate Day of Slovaks Living Abroad
It is time for Slovaks living abroad to celebrate, not about the fact that they do not live in Slovakia, but as part of the Day of Slovaks Living Abroad, which is officially on 5 July.
The celebrations started today and will continue until Wednesday, with a special gathering planned for tomorrow in the public park Sad Janka Krala in Petrlzalka, which has been home to a memorial of Slovak emigration since 2000.
There will also be a walk to Devin Castle and then on Wednesday the Office for Slovaks Living Abroad will have a special meeting of its advisory board to discuss future plans.
The organisation of the annual celebrations rotates between Slovaks living in Hungary, Romania and Serbia, where the largest populations of Slovaks abroad live, and it falls on the national holiday commemorating the arrival of St. Cyril and Methodius to what is now Slovakia.