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Slovak Vilija at Prince of Peace

 


On Saturday, Dec. 12 Prince of Peace Parish in South Side will host the 22nd Annual Slovak Vilija.

Also known as Stredry Vecer (Bountiful Evening), this traditional meatless meal is enjoyed by Slovaks around the world on Christmas Eve. Homemade pirohy, bobalky, mushroom soup, nut rolls crown the meal.

The evening’s program will feature the Pittsburgh Slovakians – the Tri-State area’s oldest performing Slovak ensemble – presenting of folk songs, dances and carols highlighting the customs of the Advent and Christmas seasons in the Slovak villages. The program will conclude with the “Jaclickare” -- the re-telling of Christ’s birth from the perspective of the poor shepherds.

The donation for this once-a-year Slovak feast is $28 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Children under 3 are free. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more adults.

Seating is limited and early reservations are suggested. Call the Prince of Peace Parish office at 412-481-8380 for more information.

 

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