Culture & Identity of Slovakia
Slovakia is a fairly quiet and modest country and their way of life reflects this.
Night life and partying seem to be somewhat absent in the country as family and
friends generally prefer to gather in the home or outdoors on a warm summer evening.
The country is also fairly rural, with nearly half the population living outside
Despite the generally rural landscape, Slovakia isn't filled with farmers, in
fact only about 4% of the working population actually works in agriculture. More
common are service sector jobs, which occupy nearly 70% of the working population.
There is also a significant industry sector; in fact there are a number of foreign
investors who have set up factories in the country.
Although there is no set daily schedule for most people, many jobs, including those
in the services sector, tend to have fairly regular hours, with most beginning at
about 8:00 am and ending for the day at about 5:00 or 6:00 pm. Schools also have
fairly regular hours as most children attend school from the beginning of September
to the end of June and the daily hours are close to those of the work day, but often
school ends earlier.