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Craftsmen Day ÚĽUV 2018

On the last weekend in August, the streets of Bratislava’s Old Town will host the biggest city festival of folk culture and crafts Craftsmen Days ÚĽUV (Centre for Folk Art Production) for the 28th time. Traditional crafts and homemade products, which are the main attraction of the festival, will be presented by the craftsmen through direct demonstrations and you’ll be taken back to the rich history of Slovak crafts. Craftsmen Days ÚĽUV are very popular among the youngest as well, so if you’re planning to visit Bratislava with your children, it’s definitely worth combining your trip with this event.


Master Craftsmen

Hviezdoslavovo námestie,  Primaciálne námestie
Saturday, Sunday:
Over a hundred folk craftsmen from all over Slovakia present traditional crafts in a contemporary form

Craftsmen  Days Gala Programme

DPOH Theatre,  Laurinská ulica, Saturday:
Master of Folk Art Production Award Ceremony, ticket price

Bobbin Lace Slovakia

Radnicné  nádvorie
Saturday, Sunday:
Bobbin lace marathon demonstration of lace making by selected bobbin lace making clubs from throughout Slovakia

From Sheep to Yarn

Primaciálne námestie
Saturday, Sunday:
Presentation of traditional wool processing, where children and adults can try out loosening and carding wool, spinning it on a spindle and also felting.
There will also be an accompanying cultural programme.


.   Embroidery  Lubomír Husárik
.   Spinning on a spindle  Noemi Kováciková
.   Wool processing  Ján Fotta
.   Games and dances with the Hájenka children’s folk group
.   Spinning on a spindle  Noemi Kováčiková
.    Knitting cu s  Darina Lichnerová


.  Weaving on a loom  Halina Grešlíková
.  Spinning on a spindle  Noemi Kováčiková
.  Knitting slippers using the cu decoration technique Andrea Škutová
.  Games and dances with the Kobylka children’s folk group
.  Spinning on a spindle  Noemi Kováčiková

For children

Primaciálny palác, Nádvorie  sv. Jána Nepomuckého
Saturday, Sunday:  Craft workshops for children Hand driven merry go round

ÚLUV School of Crafts Primaciálny palác, Nádvorie  sv. Juraja

Saturday, Sunday:
Craft workshops for adults and children

Exhibition “A Yarn of Wool” Primaciálny palác, Justiho sien

Saturday, Sunday:
Wool products today and in the past

Eat Your Fill!

Rybné námestie,  Primaciálne námestie
Saturday, Sunday:
Sample some traditional Slovak dishes

Holy Mass for the Keepers  of Tradition

Primaciálny palác, Kaplnka  sv. Ladislava

Bandstand  Main Stage

Hviezdoslavovo námestie

  • Saturday

.   Welcome Craftsmen Day grand opening ceremony accompanied by fujara and trombita shepherd’s pipe music from the Hájicek Chrenovec Brusno folk group
.   Hriňovčan folk group
.    Golden crafts fun with craftsmen
.   “Beautifully clothed” folk costume show
.    Music with the Hriňovčan folk music group and fujara

shepherd’s pipe soloists

.    Hájenka children’s folk group
.    Little craftsmen competition for children
.    Learn to play the bells
.    Gajdoško with bagpipes and trombita shepherd’s pipe players from Hájicek Chrenovec Brusno folk group
.    Learn to dance with the Hriňovčan folk group

  • Sunday

.    Welcome accompanied by fujara shepherd’s pipes and Liptov folk group
.    Folk music
.    Competitions for adults and children
.    Kobylka children’s folk group
.    “Beautifully clothed” folk costume show
.   Meet the Masters of Folk Art Production
.    Folk music
.   Liptov folk group and invitation to Craftsmen Days

We reserve the right to change the programme.

We are delighted  to bring for the  28th  time to Bratislava the biggest city festival  of folk culture and crafts. Thank you for suppor ting us.

Your  ÚĽUV.

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