🎭 CEEC United Club "Country of the Month" Carnival Celebration: Fašiangy in Slovakia! 🇸🇰✨

Join us for a fancy masquerade night inspired by Fašiangy!

26 January 2024
6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
L’Aperitif Bar, Novotel Singapore on Stevens - 28 Stevens Road, 257878
CEEC Member ticket - 25 SGD
Non-Member ticket - 35 SGD

Join us for a fancy masquerade night inspired by Fašiangy, the Slovakian Carnival celebrated between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday. This was a time of joy, merriment, and letting loose, where masks added an extra layer of excitement, allowing people to revel freely.

Your ticket includes:

🎭 1 Masquerade Mask to wear for the night

🍹 1 Glass of your preferred alcoholic beverage:


🍹 1 Glass of your chosen non-alcoholic beverage:

Don’t miss this chance to uncover new business prospects and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of Slovakia!

More information about the Fašiangy:

For 2024, the first full moon after the beginning of astronomical spring falls on Sunday, March 24. Therefore, Easter Sunday is on March 31, 2024. The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is on March 19, 2024. So, Fašiangy in 2024 would begin on January 6 and end on March 19, making the Carnival season between these dates.

Depending on the year, Fašiangy can be short or long. People joked that during a short Carnival, even ugly girls were able to marry. If a young man failed to marry during this brief period of time, he often had to wait a whole long year.

In a pre-Christian context and in the area of central Europe, Fašiangy was rather aimed at inviting spring with various magic rituals.

Slavs, in those pagan and early-Christian times, used to celebrate this period also as “maslenice” (maslo means butter) which suggests that many substantial meals, rich in calories, were eaten. Slovaks’ ancestors ate modest meals but during Fašiangy, before fasting, they ate plenty of rich food. Traditional dishes were fánky (sweet squares filled with curd, jam, or walnuts), šišky (filled doughnuts), pampúchy (fried cakes), záviny (strudels) and various delicacies – products of pig-killing which usually also took place at this time of year.

After the introduction of Christianity, Fašiangy got facelift; with rounds of masked villagers remaining as the only fragment. Masks are now mostly for fun, but in the past masks had a ritual meaning: those used for Carnival mostly represented animals and looked ghostly – Turoň (a bovine-like personage), bear or wolf – the more frightening, the better. Their role was to deter demons and evil ghosts.

Čítajte viac: https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20092675/carnival-or-fasiangy-symbolises-time-of-merriment-and-feasts.html

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