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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.

  • Butter Museum in Máslovice
    Czech Republic | Traditional crafts

    The museum of Máslovice village is situated in a community of the same name, in Central Bohemia Region 18 km, north of Prague. The exhibition contains churning machines, centrifugal machines and other subjects connected with home and rustic production of butter. You can find a unique collection of butter packing from various countries from all over the world.

  • Grondali – A Revitalized Homestead with a Winery in Slovenian Istria
    Slovenia | Traditional crafts

    Abitanti, typical village in Slovenian Istria hinterland, bordering Croatia, was abandoned for twenty years. Many houses stood empty for fifty years or more. The inhabitants were left to live and work in Slovenian or Italian coastal towns or migrated to foreign countries.

  • Whetstone Making
    Czech Republic | Traditional crafts

    Jaroslav Sucháček with his craft significantly contributes to raising awareness of traditional handicraft production in the region of Moravian Wallachia. This region was characterized by a large amount of home-made products from natural materials, most of which have, together with the knowledge of traditional technologies , already disappeared. However, due to the bearers of the tradition, such as Mr Sucháček, some folk art remains still alive.

  • Hortobágy Bridge Fair
    Hungary | Traditional crafts, Livestock breeding

    The Hortobágy Bridge Fair was first organised in the 19th century as an animal fair. Through the years more and more craftsmen visited the fair. The tradition was renewed in 1978, and has been organized annually ever since. As the fair is a gathering event for herdsmen, it helps to preserve the traditions of animal husbandry and the related crafts. The importance of the fair is strengthened by the fact that Hortobágy and the 9-hole Bridge are important elements of the Hungarian identity.

  • The Túri Fair
    Hungary | Traditional crafts, Rest Days and Celebrations

    The Túri Fair Fair (www.turivasar.hu) is is famous in Hungary and there is even a folk song about it. The settlement received the right for keeping yearly a country fair in 1411. The tradition has been renewed in 1978 and the fair has been organized yearly ever since. Craftsmen, tradesmen, artists and tourists visit the fair from all over Hungary and from abroad.

  • The “With Fire and Sword” Festival (Meeting of Hungarian Cutlers, Smiths and Gunsmiths)
    Hungary | Smithcraft, Dancing, Traditional crafts, Cutler

    The “With Fire and Sword” festival (www.tuzzelvassal.hu) has been organised yearly since 2004. The aim is to introduce traditions and techniques of the crafts of cutlers, smiths and gunsmiths. The visitors can buy the products of the craftsmen at the market. The festival offers several cultural programmes: folk dance shows, exhibitions of the history of the crafts, shaving in an authentic barbershop, and conversations with the masters about their crafts.

  • Raztresen – homestead of handicrafts
    Slovenia | Traditional crafts, Leather and Fabrics

    The flagship of homestead of handicrafts Raztresen is the presentation of traditional processing of flax/linen in Bela krajina: from growing the plant through carding and then waving flax into linen.

  • The Main Year Event in the Open-Air Museum Rogatec – “Likof na taberhi”
    Slovenia | Traditional crafts, Woodworking - other, Bread

    The Likof na taberhi is the main event in the Open-air museum Rogatec. The main part of the event is the presentation of annual farm tasks, e.g. mowing grass, threshing with a flail and cow-drawn whim, log sawing and washing at the well.