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Good Practices

Please note the following information is available in English only.
The toolkit of of good practices is one of the outcomes of the project ETNOFOLK that involved project partners from four countries of Central Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia). The objective was to collect examples of good practices in preservation, promotion and utilisation of folk culture heritage. Browse the Good Practices below or read more about the toolkit.

  • Easter in the Ski Resort Chopok South
    Slovakia | Easter, Food

    Employees of the restaurant at the ski lift annually prepare an Easter feast for visitors. The offer reflects regional culinary culture (lamb goulash, ham, eggs). In order to emphasise a festive Easter atmosphere, regional folk musical ensemble/ band plays local/ regional repertoire of songs. This small event is not a reconstruction of the folk version of the Easter holiday, but it reminds all visitors of the festivity and the significance of Easter traditions. At the same time it demonstrates identity and regional belonging of local organisers.

  • Pisanica (an Easter Egg) from Adlešiči
    Slovenia | Art Objects - decorative, Easter

    The best eggs for decorating should be smooth so the colour sticks evenly. First, the eggs are blown out: piercing the shell on both ends and blowing out from one of either hole, so the contents spill out.

  • The Old Town Easter Fair
    Czech Republic | Easter

    One of the most visited events of the year in Prague. History of the event reaches to times before the Communist era. The market mainly presents handcrafted goods, all types of Easter-related food and drink, as well as examples of the old customs of a traditional Czech Easter. The offered goods and presented activities are, nevertheless, not always directly associated with Easter traditions; plenty of items offered here, for the commercial focus of the event, are more consumption oriented, and therefore often distant from the traditional Czech Easter.

  • Emmaus Ritual in Bóly – Folk Tradition of Easter Monday
    Hungary | Easter

    The Easter Monday Emmaus Ritual is an over a 100-year-old ethnic German tradition with a biblical theme still actively practiced in the small town of Bóly (Baranya County) in the southern part of Hungary.