August 2018

The Constitution Day Festival at „Placek“
On August 31, the citizens of Zahorska Bystrica recorded the 26th anniversary of the Slovak Republic Constitution enactment, as well as the 74th anniversary of The Slovak National Uprising at the festival organized by Matica slovenská at the bonfire on Placek. Martin Besedič, the vice-mayor of Zahorska Bystrica opened the festival and then, the festive intercessions were held by Ing. Jozef Krupa, the Mayor of Zahorska Bystrica, JUDr. Miroslav Rac, the chairman of the local division of the Slovak Antifascist Campaigners Union in Zahorska Bystrica and the chairman of the local division of Matica Slovenska in Zahorska Bystrica JUDr. Štefan Martinkovič. Finally, the local choir Bystričan sang the Slovak National Anthem, as well as the Matica Slovenska Anthem „Kto za pravdu horí, together with severall folk songs from Zahorie region. After the official part followed the rustic entertainment with a good goulash, washed down by a glass of beer, vine or non-alkoholic drink. The singers of Bystričan assisted with nice songs.