Prince of Peace Parish, in the South Side community, will hold its Annual Slovak Vilija on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Parish Center on 13th Street.
Also known as Stredry Vecer – Bountiful Evening – this traditional meatless meal is enjoyed by Slovaks around the world on Christmas Eve. As always, authentic Slovak delicacies will be available – homemade pirohy, mushroom soup, bolbalky, kolace and so much more.
Once again, the Pittsburgh Slovakians – the Tri-State area’s oldest performing Slovak ensemble -- will present its unique collection of folk songs, dances and carols highlighting the customs of the Advent and Christmas seasons in Slovak villages of long ago. The program will culminate with the re-telling of Christ’s birth with the well-loved “Jaclickare.”
The Prince of Peace Annual Slovak Vilija is a once-a-year opportunity to feast on Slovak foods and enjoy a moving, entertaining and authentic folk presentation.
Seating is limited and attendance is by reservation only. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 13. Children under 3 are free. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more adults. Tickets may be reserved by calling the Prince of Peace Parish office at 412-481-8380.
Doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner is served according to tradition, as the first star rises, approximately 5 p.m. The Prince of Peace Parish Center is fully handicap-accessible.