Although some aspects of the society already had a unique national character, namely the language, many of the customs, laws and conventions were still deeply influenced by past rulers: Czechs, Hungarians and the Austrian Habsburgs. It, together with close friends, forms the basis of financial and emotional support.Obligation to the family is a person’s number one priority.As relationships are highly important in this culture, there may be some time in the meeting devoted to non-business discussions.
As a result they can seem overly formal and reserved.
They are not exuberant and are not given to emotional displays.
This was led by Ludovit Stur, who now chose the Central dialect as the basis, believing it to be the purest form.
The people of Slovakia descend from the Slavic peoples who settled around the Danube river basin in the 6th and 7th centuries.
Slovaks generally entertain in pubs or taverns (called "pivnice"), wine bars (called "vinárne"), restaurants and sometimes in their homes.