The traditional consecration of wine on the feast of St. John, the Apostle, the Evangelist takes place on 27 December in honour of St. John, to whom a cup of poisoned wine was served. John blessed it and drank it, and the poison did not work.
Therefore, on his feast day the wine drunk is traditionally holy wine. This tradition is also maintained in Hlohovec. Local winemakers bring their young wines, which are blessed by the local priest. The event also includes a show and tasting of homemade spreads. The particular and traditional Cimbál music is played and a local folk ensemble performs.
Experience the unique food festival in the city, which boasts the largest almond orchard in Central Europe. Take a look at the flowering almond trees and taste the most original almond treats from the masters in their field!
South Moravia belongs to wine and wine to South Moravia and of course Hlohovec is no exception. Traditionally, local winemakers organize an exhibition of delicious beverages. A particular and traditional kind of music called “Cimbál” is played during the wine tasting event, which is regularly held on Easter Sunday at the local culture house (community centre).