Slovenské veľvyslanectvo v USA / Slovak Embassy in USA

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Join the Czech and Slovak interdenominational Christmas Service and Social Hour on Sunday, December 17th at the Emmanuel...
12/06/2023

Join the Czech and Slovak interdenominational Christmas Service and Social Hour on Sunday, December 17th at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Bethesda organized by American Sokol Washington, D.C.🌲✨

Slovak and Czech Christmas Carols including homemade Christmas delicacies will be part of the celebration.

Sv. Mikuláš visited once again our Embassy in Washington, D.C. and delighted our little ones! 🎅🏼 He brought not just swe...
12/05/2023

Sv. Mikuláš visited once again our Embassy in Washington, D.C. and delighted our little ones! 🎅🏼

He brought not just sweet surprises and smiles but also great and serene ambiance that tuned us for Christmas during this first advent Sunday 🕯️🎄

Thank you Friends of the Slovak American Society of Washington D.C. (SASW) for co-organizing the traditional Christmas event for our little ones at the Slovak Embassy.

Christmas season is approaching and once again we are proud to join the Delegation of the European Union in the United S...
12/04/2023

Christmas season is approaching and once again we are proud to join the Delegation of the European Union in the United States to share some holiday tastes and tunes with the EU Holiday Celebrations Book! 🌲

For this year’s edition, we have contributed a special recipe of Skalický Trdelník, a delicacy from the western Slovak town Skalica/Mesto Skalica, located in the Slovak-Moravian border area.
The earliest recipe for the sweet pastry made of yeast dough was found dating back to 1783 to the city of Skalica from which it spread to the whole Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Check out the recipe here 👉
https://euholidaycookbook.org/2023/11/20/slovakia/

Great to participate at the first session of this year’s Embassy Adoption Program at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School in ...
12/01/2023

Great to participate at the first session of this year’s Embassy Adoption Program at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

During this first encounter with the 5th graders, we introduced Slovakia to our 10-11 year old friends who were eager to learn about our country’s landscape, culture, traditions, gastronomy and wildlife.

Unexpectedly vast amount of questions was a surprise and confirmed that curiosity and playful learning are an irreplaceable part of education.

Look forward to our next lesson taking place at our Embassy.

Dr. Henry Kissinger was an iconic statesman and a seminal figure for 🇺🇸 and the global community. His contributions to s...
11/30/2023

Dr. Henry Kissinger was an iconic statesman and a seminal figure for 🇺🇸 and the global community.

His contributions to shaping global affairs and his tireless pursuit of peace have left an indelible mark on world history.

May he rest in peace.

This Thursday, November 30th, 2023 AFI European Union Film Showcase officially starts in AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural...
11/28/2023

This Thursday, November 30th, 2023 AFI European Union Film Showcase officially starts in AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.

Now in its 36th year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to Washington, DC- area audiences. This year's lineup features 51 films representing all 27 EU member states, including award winners, regional box-office hits, debut works by up-and-coming talents and new works by leading auteurs, plus 21 of the top contenders for this year's Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film and seven U.S. premieres.

This year, Slovakia will be represented by the film of Slovak filmmaker Mira Fornay, She-Hero.

Check out more info and all the movies here on AFI´s website 👉 https://afisilver.afi.com/silver/eushowcase/default.aspx

Happy   to our US friends.  Slovak Embassy wishes you all a pleasant, safe and joyful holiday! 🎉🍁🦃
11/22/2023

Happy to our US friends.
Slovak Embassy wishes you all a pleasant, safe and joyful holiday! 🎉🍁🦃

In   lights shine ✨ Last Thursday, the first light park has been officially opened in Slovakia. The light exhibition “Li...
11/21/2023

In lights shine ✨

Last Thursday, the first light park has been officially opened in Slovakia.

The light exhibition “Lights speak” , which carries the message "light against darkness" comprises more than 45 light installations with more than 400,000 lights, among them a light tunnel, interactive light photo frames, an eighth - metre tall Christmas tree, nativity scene and a limitation of Bratislava Castle made of 13,680 lights.

Thanks to thrifty LEDs, the exhibition is energy-efficient. "The entire light park with hundreds of thousands of LEDs consumes only 7.5 kWh. For illustration, an hour of light exposure is equal to an hour of operation of three electric kettles that we normally use at home. The exhibition Lights Speak is a direct demonstration of the fact that even when implementing such a large-scale project, it is possible to behave ecologically”.

📸 Martina Halušková

Bratislavský kraj

Autumn setting at the Muránská Planina National Park/Národný park Muránska planina🍁☀️If you are in Slovakia don't miss t...
11/18/2023

Autumn setting at the Muránská Planina National Park/Národný park Muránska planina🍁☀️

If you are in Slovakia don't miss the peak of the season in this beautiful place dressed in autumn colors when the leaves gradually fall and create breathtaking carpets on the ground🚶‍♀️🍂

Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day, which we celebrate on November 17th, is one of the most significant days in the ...
11/17/2023

Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day, which we celebrate on November 17th, is one of the most significant days in the 🇸🇰 modern history.

Symbol of the fall of the Communist regime, it was 3️⃣4️⃣ years ago when thousands of Slovak and Czech students and civil society flooded the streets. Holding keys in their hands and jingling while saying goodbye to the old regime remains an inherent sign of the Velvet revolution.

The changes that took place after November 1989 had a society-wide impact. They paved the way to democracy, freedom and economic development. The courageous effort of November 89 actors allowed future generations to reap the benefits of freedom. Freedom and democracy which we must never stop fighting for and uphold because they are a constantly evolving, adventurous, beautiful, but also fragile.

Thank you for celebrating this pivotal milestone with us!




What a great news from Bratislava´s Tehelné Pole arena! ⚽️🤩After beating Iceland 4:2 in a nerve racking match Slovak nat...
11/16/2023

What a great news from Bratislava´s Tehelné Pole arena! ⚽️🤩

After beating Iceland 4:2 in a nerve racking match Slovak national soccer team successfully qualified for the 2024 European Championship in Germany and ended up in a second place after Portugal.

It is the fourth qualification for Slovakia to this major tournament, so stay tuned for the summer 2024!



Kvalifikačnú J-skupiny uzavrú reprezentanti v nedeľu.

 , which symbolically also falls on Veterans Day, the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States Radovan Jav...
11/10/2023

, which symbolically also falls on Veterans Day, the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States Radovan Javorčík and Defense Attaché Brigadier General Slavomír Staviarsky along with our friends from the US Army and US Marine Corps paid tribute to Slovak-American Sgt. Michael Strank on the 104th anniversary of his birth at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Born in Jarabina/Орябина, Slovakia 🇸🇰,️ Strank was one of the Marines who famously raised the American flag on Mount Suribachi on the Island of Iwo Jima.

His sacrifice represents millions of soldiers that fought in the and lost their lives in combat. By their heroism in defense of humanity and human dignity, our warriors allowed for the creation of an alliance of democratic nations that has survived decades. We must protect it today – never taking our freedom for granted.




Ministerstvo obrany Slovenskej republiky

Great to participate at the first Washington, D.C. Diplomatic Day of Kindness at the Covenant House - youth homeless she...
11/09/2023

Great to participate at the first Washington, D.C. Diplomatic Day of Kindness at the Covenant House - youth homeless shelter in Washington D.C. to help youth facing homelessness and human trafficking.

As Mayor Bowser put it, even the smallest acts of kindness can inspire positive change, strengthen communities and build lasting connections. Diplomacy, can be a powerful tool and bridge that connects people of diverse cultures, backrounds and perspectives.

Thank you Washington Educational & Cultural Attache Association and Embassy of Marocco and Trinidad and Tobago for this inspiring initiative. 🌸


34 years ago, on November 9, 1989, the very symbol of the Iron Curtain - the Berlin Wall - fell. The international commu...
11/09/2023

34 years ago, on November 9, 1989, the very symbol of the Iron Curtain - the Berlin Wall - fell.

The international community commemorates this day as a World Freedom Day. 🕊

It marked not only the end of the Cold War, the division of Berlin and Germany, but also the victory of freedom and democracy over tyranny and regimes suppressing basic human rights and freedoms.
During this seismic event the propaganda and fear were replaced with a sense of freedom and unity.

It is a reminder that the power and persistence of civic pressure and the desire for freedom can lead to positive change throughout society and a bright example that we must never relent in the struggle for democratic principles, the rule of law and the protection of freedom for every individual.

Today Minister of Foreign Affairs Juraj Blanár received the Ambassador of the United States of America to Slovakia, Gaut...
11/09/2023

Today Minister of Foreign Affairs Juraj Blanár received the Ambassador of the United States of America to Slovakia, Gautam Rana.
The topic was the continuation of the existing relations, cooperation in the field of defence, civil nuclear energy, as well as post-war reconstruction and reconstruction of Ukraine.
💬 "The US is our partner and both sides have expressed interest in developing this cooperation. Close ties go beyond our 30 years of diplomatic relations," recalled Minister Blanár, adding that the United States was at the origin of our statehood, at the birth of the first Czechoslovak Republic.


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  🇸🇰 commemorates 31st years since the passing of Alexander Dubček. An important figure in the post-war history of Europ...
11/07/2023

🇸🇰 commemorates 31st years since the passing of Alexander Dubček.
An important figure in the post-war history of Europe he remains the most famous Slovak politician in the world. After he assumed the post of First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, efforts to democratise socialism began to grow stronger. However, reform attempts within the so-called Prague Spring met with resistance from the top leadership of the Soviet Union, which perceived it as a threat to the dominance of the USSR in Central Europe. It was feared that reformist would become a dangerous example other countries to follow.

He was the second laureate of the Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, awarded by the European Parliament. At the end of his life, he became an open supporter of European integration based on the values ​​of solidarity, social equality and tolerance. Even though a tragic accident in the fall of 1992 prevented him from participating in the further democratic development of Slovakia, his legacy and values he fought for live on.

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Yesterday you could observe a rare phenomenon in different parts of Slovakia - the magnificent Northern Lights or aurora...
11/06/2023

Yesterday you could observe a rare phenomenon in different parts of Slovakia - the magnificent Northern Lights or aurora borealis glowed with deep purple, pink and green in a breathtaking spectacle. 🤩

Mesmerizing „Music and Poetry Evening“ behind us. Under the title „This is My World“ two Slovak artists, actor Marek Maj...
11/03/2023

Mesmerizing „Music and Poetry Evening“ behind us. Under the title „This is My World“ two Slovak artists, actor Marek Majeský and Michal Matejcik - Harpist performed at our Embassy in a unique artistic blend of harp music and poetry. 🖤❤️

They accompanied us through the verses of the iconic Depeche Mode songs reflecting also on their newest album in the spirit of Dave Gahan's words: "It takes you on a kind of journey that starts at a place where you say, "This is my world" and ends with the question "How can I make the most of it." 🌹🕯️

Thanks to SLB agency and Silvia Lederleitner for all their efforts to make this project come true.

Today as we celebrate The Feast of All Saints in Slovakia 🇸🇰 and also remember our loved ones that passed away, our ceme...
11/01/2023

Today as we celebrate The Feast of All Saints in Slovakia 🇸🇰 and also remember our loved ones that passed away, our cemeteries turn into a beautiful spectacle of lights. 🕯️

The result is quite magic, especially in the late evening when in the silence the afterglow of candle lights peacefully hovers over the horizon.

Do you have memories of this time of the year in Slovakia? Share with us in the comment 😊




📸 Brezno - oficiálna stránka mesta

10/31/2023

We are looking forward to seeing you on SUNDAY Nov 5 at the 33rd Annual Slovak Heritage Festival organized by the Slovak Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Proud to host Dr. Renata Kamenarova, Director of the Slovak Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh/Slovak at Pi...
10/30/2023

Proud to host Dr. Renata Kamenarova, Director of the Slovak Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh/Slovak at Pitt at our Embassy for her lecture “Secrets of the Slovak Language and Culture: A fascinating Behind the Scene Peek for Non-Speakers of the Language”. 📖🇸🇰

The lecture was presented in a very engaging and playful way and provided great insights about the history, phonetics and current trends of Slovak language also for the non speakers.

Thanks to Slovak American Society of Washington, DC for co organizing the event.

Great to host Dr. Michaela Musilova, Slovak astrobiologist, analog astronaut and cutting edge scientist who likes to pus...
10/29/2023

Great to host Dr. Michaela Musilova, Slovak astrobiologist, analog astronaut and cutting edge scientist who likes to push the boundaries in the realm of exploration of space and human capabilities.🪐
The US premiere screening of the documentary „Hakuna Matata Kilimanjaro“ features her latest project Astro Seven Summits where Michaela combines climbing up the Seven Summits of the world (the tallest mountain on each continent), all while performing scientific research, technology testing, educational and outreach activities to inspire people around the world.🏔️

Glad to have inspiring, talented and fearless young people represent our country overseas and in the space 🚀

  105 years ago the First Czechoslovak Republic was born out of aspirations of two nations longing for self determinatio...
10/28/2023

105 years ago the First Czechoslovak Republic was born out of aspirations of two nations longing for self determination and freedom. 🇸🇰🇨🇿

was rooted in democratic values that became the key to the restoration of a free Czechoslovakia after the fall of the communist regime and the cornerstone of the independent Slovak Republic after 1993.

It created space for progress, international cooperation and modernisation and became one of the world's advanced economies.
It also guaranteed political rights to women for the first time in the history of nations, thus overtaking many advanced states in Europe at the time.
We have not forgotten our democratic basis, even after decades of totalitarianism and unfreedom. This era reminded us that freedom and democracy are never to be taken for granted.
Today, we need to remember that democracy needs to be painstakingly built.
By joining the EU and NATO, we are continuing to fulfil the legacy of our forefathers - we want to be among the advanced, free and democratic countries that stand on the opposite side to aggressive and authoritarian regimes.

Today, together with our friends from Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC and US friends we paid homage to T...
10/26/2023

Today, together with our friends from Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC and US friends we paid homage to Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk at the Masaryk Memorial in Washington, DC.

After opening remarks of the Czech Ambassador Miloslav Stašek, Deputy Assistant Secretary Sonata Coulter from the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the US DOS and the Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorčík held remarks during the wreath laying ceremony.

They underscored the legacy of the first President of the Czechoslovak Republic and one of the leading figures who - along with Milan Rastislav Štefánik and Edvard Beneš– laid foundations for the first common State of Czechs and Slovaks and one of the most modern, inclusive democracy of the time.

The new State had a significant impact on the formation of our nationhood through the establishment of educational, cultural, social and political organizations which would had not existed otherwise. To this date, both our states draw inspirations for its democratic values and principles from those laid down by our first Republic.


10/25/2023
78 years ago, on 24 October 1945, the United Nations was founded and the UN Charter entered into force. 📜This organizati...
10/24/2023

78 years ago, on 24 October 1945, the United Nations was founded and the UN Charter entered into force. 📜
This organization was founded on the ideals of peace, security, democracy, and cooperation among nations to prevent further devastating conflicts. 🕊
This week 🇸🇰 celebrates 30 years of our membership in the UN 🇺🇳.
Sadly, we are witnessing increasing violations of the principles of international law, undermining efforts to achieve sustainable development and attacks on global peace and security. It is therefore necessary to remind ourselves of the values on which the UN is founded.
Symbolically, today is also the 127th anniversary of the birth of the Slovak diplomat Ján Papánek (24 October 1896), whose work as one of the co-authors of the UN Charter has gone down in the foundations of this organisation.
The UN is a unique project of cooperation between nations. Slovakia has a firm place in it, not only thanks to the work of Ján Papánek, but also thanks to the work of our citizens in the UN structures and in humanitarian and development projects.

Join the 35th Czech and Slovak Festival of Czech and Slovak Heritage Association of Maryland next Sunday, October 29, in...
10/20/2023

Join the 35th Czech and Slovak Festival of Czech and Slovak Heritage Association of Maryland next Sunday, October 29, in Legacy Hall in Sykesville, MD.

Discover Slovak and Czech traditions, our delicious cuisine and products and meet Slovaks and Czechs from this area 🥳

Festival vendor highlight: Nut, Poppyseed, and Apricot Kolache.
https://www.facebook.com/stgregorybyzcath

The 35th Czech and Slovak Festival in Legacy Hall in Sykesville, MD (Sunday, October 29, 2023): https://cshamaryland.org/

Did you know that Slovak region of Gemer/Región Gemer prides itself with a unique tree contruction with a view on Muráns...
10/17/2023

Did you know that Slovak region of Gemer/Región Gemer prides itself with a unique tree contruction with a view on Muránska Planina National Park/Národný park Muránska planina?🍂

Treehouse pod lesom with its picturesque surroundings is located in the village of Muráň, not far from Ochtinská Aragonite Cave and Dobšinská Ice Cave. You can enjoy cycling, hiking, admiring ground squirrels that live near by, skiing in winter all while enjoying this non-traditional accommodation that will connect you even more with the nature. 🌲🐞

10/13/2023

Upozornenie❗️

Veľvyslanectvo upozorňuje na informácie viacerých policajných jednotiek v mestách USA o zvýšenej ostrahe súvisiacej s výzvou lídra hnutia Hamas na “Deň hnevu” 13. októbra 2023. Ostraha sa týka najmä miest so židovskou a izraelskou symbolikou alebo miest so silnou židovskou komunitou. Odporúčame sledovať miestne média a vyhýbať sa miestam s predpokladanými protiizraelskymi demonštráciami.

Embassy of the Slovak Republic cordially invites you to „This is My World“ Poetry and Music evening featuring a unique c...
10/11/2023

Embassy of the Slovak Republic cordially invites you to „This is My World“ Poetry and Music evening featuring a unique combination of poetry lyrics of Depeche Mode songs, recited by the charismatic Slovak actor Marek Majeský, and music on the harp played by the exceptional Slovak harpist Michal Matejčík. 🎼📜

The theme reflects the ideas of the new Depeche mode album in the spirit of Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan's words:
"It takes you on a kind of journey that starts at a place where you say, "This is my world" and ends with the question "How can I make the most of it."

The event takes place on November 2, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C.
Seats are limited and complimentary tickets are distributed on a first come first served basis.

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for use on the Slovak Embassy social media platforms, marketing materials and other Embassy publications. By entering this event, you consent to the Embassy photographing.

You can register here 👉https://bit.ly/3Fe7mdm

SLB agency

Join us on October 27, 2023 for the US premiere screening of the documentary „Hakuna Matata Kilimanjaro“ with the Slovak...
10/10/2023

Join us on October 27, 2023 for the US premiere screening of the documentary „Hakuna Matata Kilimanjaro“ with the Slovak astrobiologist, speaker, analog astronaut and author Dr. Michaela Musilova. 🎬🪐

Michaela has been conducting space-related research at institutions around the world, which include: CalTech, University College London, Chiba University (Japan) and others. Additionally, she has been working with NASA, ESA and international observatories, such as the University of London and Canada-France-Hawaii telescopes.

Michaela has been the Commander of over 30 simulated missions to the Moon and Mars, in collaboration with NASA and many international organizations. She is currently a visiting Professor at the Slovak University of Technology, Global Faculty at the International Space University and Head of Research of the Slovak space technology company NEEDRONIX.

Currently, Michaela is working on a unique worldwide research, outreach and educational project called Astro Seven Summits. It represents a world-first in combining climbing up the Seven Summits of the world (the tallest mountain on each continent), all while performing scientific research, technology testing, educational and outreach activities to inspire people around the world. This project is also going to be ground-breaking, because if all goes well, Michaela will become the first Slovak woman in the world to climb both Mount Everest and to achieve the Seven Summits challenge.

Michaela regularly teaches; gives lectures and keynote presentations to a range of audiences worldwide; and works with international media. Moreover, she writes articles for Space.com and co-authored her biography, A Woman from Mars (Žena z Marsu in Slovak).

The event takes place on October 27, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C.

After the movie, discussion with Michaela follows.

Seats are limited and complimentary tickets are distributed on a first come first served basis.

You can register here 👉 https://bit.ly/3rKS10J

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for use on the Slovak Embassy social media platforms, marketing materials and other Embassy publications. By entering this event, you consent to the Embassy photographing.

Throwback to the magical Biela Noc/White Night Festival that illuminated Bratislava and Kosice last week. 🪄 ✨🌙 White Nig...
10/09/2023

Throwback to the magical Biela Noc/White Night Festival that illuminated Bratislava and Kosice last week. 🪄 ✨

🌙 White Night Festival is the largest and most visited festival of contemporary art in Slovakia 🇸🇰
Both metropolises of the East and West experienced magic art installations that transformed the night cities into a living spectacle and vivid gallery for all generations.

Many visual and sound installations, interactive objects, concerts, film projections, theater and dance performances presented their latest trends in contemporary art and technology.

In addition to domestic authors, renowned artists from France, Austria, Romania, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands lit up our cities with their beautiful work.

📸 Biela Noc



Proud to be part of French Embassy in the U.S. initiative featuring exhibit entitled, "C'est la vie? Raising Awareness o...
10/06/2023

Proud to be part of French Embassy in the U.S. initiative featuring exhibit entitled, "C'est la vie? Raising Awareness on Capital Punishment through Art."

Named the “Fence Project”, the exhibit features reproductions of pieces of art created by death-row inmates. Through showcasing works of death-row prisoners on the facades, so as to be visible to our partners, but also to the public who passes by our buildings every day we want to convey a creative visual message emphasizing the human dignity of these artists convicted to death.

Join us on October 10, World Day Against the , during which the Embassy of France in the US and likeminded Embassies present opening night event of the exhibit.

Register to attend: https://bit.ly/3PAXhNy


European Union in the United States

🇸🇰 NÁRODNÝ ŠTIPENDIJNÝ PROGRAM PRE LETNÝ SEMESTER 2023/2024 NA SLOVENSKU/THE SLOVAK NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME FOR 2...
10/05/2023

🇸🇰 NÁRODNÝ ŠTIPENDIJNÝ PROGRAM PRE LETNÝ SEMESTER 2023/2024 NA SLOVENSKU/THE SLOVAK NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME FOR 2023/2024 🇸🇰
📢 Call for online applications - Slovak National Scholarship Programme for summer semester of the academic year 2023/2024 - apply now!
The National Schoraship Programme is supporting mobility of students, teachers, researches and artists

❗Deadline: 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟏, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 𝐛𝐲 𝟏𝟔:𝟎𝟎 𝐂𝐄𝐓

ℹ️More info at: www.scholarships.sk
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❗ Termín na predkladanie žiadostí: 𝟯𝟭. 𝗼𝗸𝘁𝗼́𝗯𝗿𝗮 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 o 𝟭𝟲.𝟬𝟬 hod.
ℹ️ Bližšie informácie: www.stipendia.sk
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Proud have Slovak representation at the Kosciuszko Freedom Run 5K for DC Front Runners last Sunday. 🏃‍♂️Sport diplomacy ...
10/03/2023

Proud have Slovak representation at the Kosciuszko Freedom Run 5K for DC Front Runners last Sunday. 🏃‍♂️

Sport diplomacy is always a great avenue to connect, this time with our EU family and our US friends 🇪🇺🇸🇰🇺🇸

Thank you Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C. and Lietuvos ambasada Vašingtone / Embassy of Lithuania in Washington, D.C. as well the Montgomery County Road Runners for organizing this inspiring event.

Last week Slovak Embassy along with our EU family took part in the annual Taste of Europe event, celebrating the 🇪🇺🇺🇸agr...
09/30/2023

Last week Slovak Embassy along with our EU family took part in the annual Taste of Europe event, celebrating the 🇪🇺🇺🇸agriculture partnership at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill.

Transatlantic cooperation is crucial to addressing the world's greatest agricultural and food challenges, especially nowadays - message that strongly resonated in the presence of Congressman John Rose and Congressman Jim Costa.

Unity in diversity was clearly visible in the display and the variety of European food with Slovakia showcasing our traditional "jablková štrúdľa", carbonated grape- based soft drink Vinea and delicious Slovak wines from wineries Víno DIOUS, Vinárstvo Habsburg and KARPATSKÁ PERLA. 🍷


Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Great to participate at the kickoff event of this year’s Czech Embassy Bike Challenge 🚴 with our friends from the Embass...
09/30/2023

Great to participate at the kickoff event of this year’s Czech Embassy Bike Challenge 🚴 with our friends from the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC.

The challenge symbolically lasts until October 28, day when both our nations gained independence in the common sovereign Czechoslovak democratic state 🇨🇿🇸🇰

Thank you Czech Embassy for organizing this inspiring event that connected both of our countries 😊


Today, we remember 50 years since Štefan Osuský, one of the most influential Slovak personalities, diplomat, politician,...
09/27/2023

Today, we remember 50 years since Štefan Osuský, one of the most influential Slovak personalities, diplomat, politician, lawyer and university professor passed away.

A co-author of the Cleveland Agreement, which reaffirmed the commitment of Slovaks and Czechs to fight for self-determination; when the borders of Czechoslovakia were being discussed, he fought for every square metre of his homeland.

After the creation of Czechoslovakia, Osuský represented the country at the most important international conferences. In 1920, Osuský became the Czechoslovak delegate to the League of Nations, his 14-year stint as chairman of the Control Commission setting a record.

His dedication and commitment to the values of freedom and democracy were evident also during the World War II. He was one of the leaders of the anti-fascist resistance in exile including at his post as Ambassador in Paris. After the war, he lived in the U.S., where he passed away in Herndon, Virginia, on this day in 1973.

In honor of Štefan Osuský, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic is preparing to launch an educational project for young diplomats, which will carry his name - “Štefan Osuský Summer School of Diplomacy .“

Every time we visit the place of Štefan Osuský´s last rest at The Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington, DC, we feel more honoured to have the opportunity to follow up on his ideals and values he represented and fought for.


Yesterday, we celebrated the Slovak mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washingt...
09/24/2023

Yesterday, we celebrated the Slovak mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of dedication of our Lady of Sorrows Chapel.

The chapel is a gift of the Slovak Americans in the Slovak Union of the United States and Canada. Inscribed in Slovak above the altar is the text: “Our Mother of Sorrows, Virgin Mary, Patroness of the Slovak People, Pray for Us.”

This altar reminds millions of people who visit the basilica of the legacy of the Slovak people in the United States who despite their hard work in coal mines, steel and industrial factories in order to sustain themselves and their families didn't forget their spiritual heritage.

📸 National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

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