Anonymous asked: Could you explain to me this whole "Moravian Slovakia" thing please?
Moravian Slovakia is an ethnographic region in the southeastern Czech Republic on borders with Slovakia and Austria. For some reason I’m unable to find map of area within whole country so we have to go with this one:
(only that slightly whiter area with Slovácko written on it)
The region is well known for its distinctive culture and it’s also the most active area of the country when it comes to folklore. Nowaday it’s in Czech called Slovácko, but in past it used to be known also as Moravské Slovensko and that’s where English name comes from. Czech name for the country of Slovakia is Slovensko.
Whole region was until about the first half of the 20th century ethnographically associated with Slovak culture because it was more similar to Slovak than Czech folklore. That’s why some older documents describe clothing from Slovácko as “Slovak” despite fact that area was never part of Slovakia before and there were no Slovaks (fact that locals called themselves “Slovaks” as well didn’t exactly help though). Nowaday however this doesn’t apply anymore and it’s incorrect to describe local culture as Slovak.
At least in English since both slovácky and slovenský is translated as Slovak aargh
As I mentioned, Slovácko is Czech Republic’s the most traditionally active area and there’s fat chance that your first encounter with Czech folk clothing will include kroj from Kyjov, Vlčnov or anything that looks puffy with short skirt and lots of laces (this description doesn’t apply for whole Slovácko but those seem to be the most popular).
In extremely simplified conclusion, Moravian Slovakia is Czech region with folklore heavily influenced by Slovak culture but is still not Slovak.
I efffin’ live here but I’ve never ever heard anything like Moravian Slovakia.
A jako region Slovácko … to neni celá ta oblast, ne? Co já vim, nejsu v regionu Slovácko, ale Horňácko. A např dolu směrem na Břeclav je Podluží. To vysvětlení je dost obecné, né?
Toto nie je blog zameraný na zemepis, tak som to trošku musela zjednodušiť pre ľudí čo “nemajú páru”, keďže mám odberateľov po celom svete. Horňácko a Podluží sú mimochodom podregióny Slovácka a niekedy sa označujú za samostatnú oblasť, čosi ako keď u nás oddelíte Myjavu od Záhoria.
(na tejto mapke je Dolňácko rozdelené ešte na Kyjovsko, Strážnicko, Uherskobrodsko a Uherskohradišťsko)