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The traditional and most popular souvenirs from Slovakia are dolls dressed in the folk costumes, ceramics, carved wooden figures, "črpák", "fujara", "valaska", leather goods, embroideries, embroidered pillow cases, folk costumes, wine, plum brandy, Figaro chocolate, cheese products. The traditional folklore products can be found in the shops of the ULUV organization ( www.uluv.sk).

Opening hours
Most of the shops in Slovakia are open during the week from 9:00 AM. to 6:00 PM., on Saturday from 9:00 AM. to 12:00 AM. The shopping malls are open every day from 9:00 AM. to 9:00 PM. You can pay in cash or with credit cards in the department stores. Credit cards are generally accepted in most shops.

State and bank holidays
1th January-Day of Establishment of the Slovak Republic
6th January-Epiphany (and orthodox Christian Christmas)
Good Friday
Easter Monday
1th May-Labor Day
8th May-Victory over Fascism Day
5th July-St. Cyril and Methodius Holiday
29th August-Anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising
1th September-Slovak Constitution Day
15th September-Our Lady of Sorrows
1st November-All Saints Day
17th November-Fight for Freedom and Democracy Day
24th December-Christmas Eve
25-26th December-Christmas Day

The international phone code of Slovakia is +421, then the area code of the given city/region (Bratislava 02). Direct international telephone connection is possible with numerous countries in the world. For calling abroad use code: 00, the appropriate country code, local area code, telephone/fax number.

Important telephone numbers
SOS emergency calls: 112
Police: 112
Ambulance/Rescue: 112, 16155
Fire/Rescue: 112
Road service (ASA Slovakia): 18124
Directory assistance for Slovak numbers: 1181
Directory assistance for foreign numbers: 12149
Telegram: 12127

Electricity: 230 V/50 Hz, outlets with safety peg


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