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  • The details of the talk are at the Slovak Studies Program current events page: http://www.pitt.edu/~votruba/currentinfo/currentinfo.html Especially those who are tired of the all-too-common mantra of who the Slovaks were ("because my and my neighbor's ancestors were X, all the Slovaks were X") will appreciate the talk "From Central Europe to the U.S.: A Slovak Family in the...
    votrubam@... Apr 3, 2014
  • I'm forwarding a query from a Slovak-Swiss college student. In this world of spam, let me confirm that Viktoria is who she says she is, and that the link connects to a legitimate webpage page used by academics in their research. x x x My name is Viktoria Kvetanova and I grew up in Slovakia (Bratislava), Then, at the age of eleven, I moved to Switzerland with my family and I am...
    votrubam@... Dec 10, 2013
  • The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has an article about Sunday's Slovak festival today: http://tinyurl.com/nonf645 > What is the street address in Pittsburgh for this event? Consider bookmarking this Slovak Studies Program website: http://www.pitt.edu/~votruba The Slovak Studies Program organizes the festival, and all the available information is always there (under " Current...
    votrubam@... Nov 4, 2013
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  • > I guess it will be Sun, Nov. 3, 2014 Thank you, Bette, your help is greatly appreciated, the date is fixed now. Indeed, the Annual Slovak Heritage Festival organized by the Slovak Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh will take place on Sunday, November 3 (this year, 2013): Here are three topics recently added to the Slovak Queries pages that are part of the Slovak...
    votrubam@... Oct 3, 2013
  • The details of the Slovak Heritage Festival at the University of Pittsburgh are posted here (consider bookmarking it) each year: http://www.pitt.edu/~votruba/currentinfo/currentinfo.html ... as they become available. What's there is preliminary at the moment. People can also post queries to Slovak Spot: http://groups.google.com/group/slovak-spot/
    votrubam@... Oct 2, 2013
  • Common questions about Slovak surnames: What are the most frequent last names in Slovakia? What do the frequent Slovak family names mean? Why are Slovakia's frequent last names similar to the top last names in Hungary? Now here's a write-up on that: Martin
    votrubam Mar 23, 2013
  • Link to info on lecture here: http://groups.google.com/group/slovak-spot
    votrubam Mar 5, 2013
  • The most frequent last names in Slovakia and why they look Hungarian to some: http://groups.google.com/group/slovak-spot/ And why were so many called a "Croatian"? Martin
    votrubam Feb 22, 2013
  • > Does anyone know if anyone still "really" celebrates St. > Andrew's day in Slovakia anymore? I was reading something > that discussed that young women customarily did certain > rituals to attract a potential future husband on this day Women banging on hen houses, rattling farm fences, but also modern female college students putting fruit tree branches in vases and more here...
    votrubam Feb 12, 2013
  • Hard to argue when they have been endorsed by the august center and store chain of folk craft, ULUV, also noted by Helene, Julie, and Helen among others on SK-W: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Slovak-World/message/20373 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Slovak-World/message/18852 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Slovak-World/message/22792 The Ministry of Culture in Bratislava has now...
    votrubam Jan 28, 2013