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Slovak and Rusyn Christmas Traditions

Learn about Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Christmas Traditions and experience the customs of Christmas in Eastern Europe with food, music, and fun. Be sure to vote for your favorite Slavonic Christmas Carol while you are there. Old Calendar Christmas is January 7.

Czech Christmas Traditions

Christmas customs and traditions from the Czech Republic, Bohemia, and Moravia. Recipes, koledy and more including the Czech Christmas Carp.

World Christmas Traditions

Christmas customs and traditions from around the world. Be sure to share your traditions in the World Christmas message area while you are there.

eBay Auction Gallery

We've got some great starting bids and unusual Eastern European items at our It's All Relative Auction Gallery. A great selection of Advent devotions and prayer books along with Christmas ideas for both adults and children were added this week

Christmas in Ukraine

The customs and traditions of the celebration of an Ukrainian Christmas

Christmas Eve Oplatki

A wonderful Eastern European Christmas tradition is the breaking and sharing of the Oplatek wafer on Christmas Eve. Learn about the symbolism and meaning of this tradition.

Catholic Advent Guides and Prayer Books

Make Advent special this year with guides to make your celebration of Advent one to remember this year. Prayer guides, family activities and more...

Day by Day Guide to Advent

Daybreaks is a day by day Catholic guide to Advent 2009. Daybreaks offers the faithful daily meditations and prayers that guide you to a quite, special place with God. Taking only a few moments each day, prepare for the Nativity.

Stacking Dolls

A great Christmas gift idea for the young is a set of Matryoshka. The stacking dolls make a great stocking stuffer that adds a touch of the old country to your celebration of Christmas this year. You may have had a set when you were young.

Old World Christmas Ornaments

A touch of the old country to your Christmas tree this year. Blown glass ornaments from Poland are now on trees all over the world.

Wallpaper of the Month

This month's wallpaper features a colorful photo of Carpathian Lovers in the hay. Not risque and guaranteed to get noticed. Make Saint Valentine's Day special on your computer.

Book of the Month

Every month in 2009 we will be showcasing a new book relating to Czech and Slovak customs and traditions. This months book is "Slovak Pittsburg, Pennsylvania". Great reading with lots of photos.

Illustrated History of Slovakia was the featured book for September. The book is the subject of a book discussion on Slovak-World in November. You can join in the discussion by signing up for Slovak-World at Yahoo Groups on the link below. This week's topic covers the "Between the Wars" years to 1939.

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See if you can help someone with a question about research in Slovakia or post any question you may have.

Over 7,000 web surfers have joined the question and answer forum already and posted 55,000+ messages. There is no charge or fee to join the forum.

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Eastern European Wedding Traditions

Celebrate your wedding and marriage with traditions from the old country. Customs from The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Carpatho-Rus, Poland and bordering countries. Make your wedding or anniversary party special.

Lent and Easter Around the World

Explore the customs and traditions of Lent and Easter in countries all over the world. Foods, prayers and devotional practices from many ethnic communities and countries.

Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Easter Traditions

Enjoy the sights and sounds and music of an Easter in the Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn tradition. Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Catholic traditions to share with your family and friends

The Basket Blessing Cover

One of the most important customs of an Eastern European Easter is the blessing of foods on Holy Saturday. An Easter basket cover makes your basket special and will become a family heirloom for future generations. They come in thousands of designs and patterns.

The Paschal Lamb

For many families it wouldn't be Easter without an Easter Lamb cake with white frosting, coconut fleece, raisin eyes and maraschino cherry lips. Some familes add a butter lamb to their Easter blessing basket. Check out a great selection from around the world ranging from cast iron to molded plastic.

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Learning to speak Slovak has never been easier, quicker or more fun. Anyone, even complete beginners, can start speaking Slovak almost immediately with this unique learning system. Slovak Languages of the World teaches you to the language, in context, using an extensive variety of interactive learning activities that are fun.

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Old Homes of New Americans

The Country and the People of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Their Contribution to the New World by Francis E. Clark, 1913. Includes Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia.

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A Czech Polka Salute to the American Farmer

They came from Eastern Europe and made America great. This is the music of the Midwest Farmer.

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