Slovak Clothes and Attire


Slovak folk costumes are known as ‘kroj.’ They are different in every region, but always very colorful, with rich patterns. They are also different for different activities – there is a dance costume, a wedding costume… Women wear skirts and blouses and men wear special shirts with a leather belt. Sometimes, these shirts are so short that you can see the man’s belly! This is funny, but in the past, if you had a big belly it meant that you are very rich!

Today, people in Slovakia wear modern clothes. But for special celebrations, they still love to put on their ‘kroj’ and show their tradition. There are also many folk dance groups, which represent their culture both at home and abroad on many festivals. These groups always wear their ‘kroj’ when dancing.

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