Presov, Slovakia (Slovakia’s Candy Land.)

On Saturday we went to Presov and discovered the old town square hosting the city’s folk festival.  There was lots of traditional singing and dancing and all sorts of craftspeople, weavers, musical instrument makers, metal workers and carvers demonstrating along with falconers in the long town square.  It was a mixed crowd, with blonde Slavs and dark Roma enjoying the music and dancing of both groups.  Preshov has the reputation of a gray industrial town in the far east of Slovakia.  But the Slovak Spectator has described the town center as “candyland” because of its bright colors and intricate decoration.  (See separate photo post on the Presov Folk Festival).

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