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Slovak National Uprising :

Slovak National Uprising

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The Slovak National Uprising was an armed insurrection organized by the Slovak resistance movement during World War II against German Wehrmacht . It was launched on August 29 1944 from Banská Bystrica .

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The rebel Slovak partisan forces consisted 60,000 soldiers , plus 18,000 partisans from over 30 countries , like Russia , Poland , Czech , France , Bulgaria , etc , The Slovak forces were defeated by Nazi Germany on October 28 1944 and, guerrilla warfare continued until the Soviet Army occupied Slovakia in 1945.

The famous memorial place is the Monument of Slovak National Uprising in Banská Bystrica, where the celebrations take place every August. :

The famous memorial place is the Monument of Slovak National Uprising in Banská Bystrica, where the celebrations take place every August.

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This feast is during the summer holiday and Slovak people celebrate it individually in each town or village . We put bunches of flowers on memorial places to remember soldiers fallen in the uprising .

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That day celebrations are taken place in town squares where folk groups dance and sing .

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Products of old traditional crafts are shown and sold there and people can buy drinks and food .

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One of the traditions is making big camp fires in all villages and towns . People sit around , play the guitars and sing songs .

Thank you for your attention Slovakia:

Thank you for your attention Slovakia