Opening of the Czech and Slovak Days
Czech and Slovak Days in Romania were opened in the Brancusi Hall of the Palace of the Parliament on 3 October 2011. The event, organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic together with the Czech Centre, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic and the Democratic Union of Slovaks and Czechs in Romania, is to promote Czech and Slovak products, culture and personalities, and also to present the life of the Czech and Slovak minorities in Romania.
At the opening in the Palace of the Parliament, the Embassy of the Czech Republic presented Czech beer and slivovitz – the guests could taste Staropramen beer and Jelinek slivovitz whilst going through the exhibitions Roll out the Barrels (about the history of Czech beer) and Slivovitz and its Soul. There were also Czech and Slovak culinary specialities to taste. Cultural programme was prepared by the Czechs living in Banat villages in South-West Romania.
An unofficial opening of the Czech and Slovak Days in the National Village Museum in Bucharest on Sunday 2 October was attended by almost 250 viewers.