Czech Beseda Rijeka performed at the ceremony
Slovak Society of Rijeka celebrated the twentieth anniversary of its existence. The celebration officially ended on Monday, December 1st with gala concert Croatian Culture Home Sušak.
The celebration of Rijeka Slovaks was graced with presence of many guests, including Jana Laššáková - Deputy Speaker in Slovak Parliament, Juraj Priputen - Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in the Republic of Croatia, Marián Tkáč - president of Slovak Society in Slovakia, Vladimir Bilek - representative of Czech and Slovak minorities in Croatian Parliament, Mirko Vavra - President of the Slovak Union in Croatia, as well as representatives of Kvarner County, the City of Rijeka and local governments.
As part of the rich cultural and artistic program, performed dancing and singing group of Slovak Society of Rijeka, tambura orchestra Zametski koren, Serbian culture Society Prosvjeta (subcommittee Viskovo), KUD Bosna Rijeka, singing group Nostalgia of Czech Beseda and guests from Slovakia: folk group Bystričan and Košovan, both from Trenčin area in northwestern Slovakia.
photo: I. Nikolac