The parade is held on Friday evening.
Salamander Days in Banská Štiavnica is held, every year, in the weekend of the second week of September (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). This old mine city is located in center Slovakia. Due to its preserved Middle-Ages houses and streets, its ancient center was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Thousands of people, local and tourists pour into towns and the demand for accommodation is higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time.
The leader of the parade is a person who was chosen to be the chief shepherd. He carries a giant salamander made of wood as a symbol to the “ancient origin” of the miners. After the shepherd, appear dwarf figures that, according to folklore legend, are the dwarfs who lives in the mines.