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Prince of Peace Parish hosting Slovak Vilija


November 20, 2007

Prince of Peace Parish in South Side will host its 14th Annual Slovak Vilija — a traditional Slovak Christmas Eve dinner, on Saturday, Dec. 15.

This meatless meal enjoyed by Slavic families around the world features baked fish, mushroom soup, and assorted vegetables. Scrumptious authentic delicacies such as priohi, bobalky, and kolachy crown the menu. Christmas is a time for families, so guests are encouraged to share memories of their own family Christmas Eve traditions as each course is served.

After dinner, the Pittsburgh Slovakians, the Tri-State's oldest Slovak folk ensemble, will entertain guests with a unique presentation of folk songs, dances and carols that highlights the customs of the Christmas season in Slovak villages of long ago. The program culminates with the well-loved “Jaclickare” — the re-telling of Christ's birth from the point of view of the lowly shepherds.

The Prince of Peace Slovak Vilija is a once-a-year opportunity to feast on Slovak foods and enjoy a moving, authentic folk presentation. Attendance is by reservation only. Tickets are: $15 for adults and $8 for children under 16. Tickets may be reserved by calling the Parish Office at 412-481-8380.

Doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served according to tradition, as the first star rises (approximately 5 p.m.)


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