The embracing of face masks in Slovakia by public figures rather early on was first perhaps seen as quite a bizarre act. Now they are praised for leading by example.
This year the coronavirus pandemic has affected the celebration of Easter holidays all over the world. We reached out to the Slovak Vychodna Dancers in Toronto, Canada, to find out how their Slovak Eas ...
Ondrej and Iva Foriš live in Florida, yet they were also asked to lead a folk group in eastern Slovakia, in their home village of Víťaz. How do they manage this?
Miriam Normore is the president of the Východná Slovak Dancers, a folk group based in the Greater Toronto Area.
Back in 1971, Milan Straka, a former dancer with the folk group Šarišan, from the eastern Slovak village of Veľký Šariš, founded a folk group of the same name but in a new place: Detroit, Michigan.
Domovina, meaning "Homeland", is the name of the Slovak-Canadian folk dance ensemble founded in 1983 in Windsor.
"I cannot imagine Slovak dances on skates!" a small Slovak boy told Zuzana Botiková as he was preparing for his folk dance performance.
Roman Andrej Stolárik lives in Ottawa, where he works in a hospital. In his free time, he sings Slovak songs and plays the fujara instrument in his own recording studio.
Listen to how Slovak communities scattered across North America, in places like Detroit, Toronto or Calgary, celebrate the Christmas holidays in a traditional way.
These days many Slovak parents living outside of Slovakia bemoan the fact that their children neither speak their mother-tongue nor understand their culture.