Lighting of bonfires and 1st May wake-up call

Lighting of bonfires on the eve before 1st May have been introduced in Slovenia with the Labour day which we celebrated since 1890. The event of celebrating international Labour Day is very strong in Slovenia and has a long tradition. The villagers start gathering wood, branches and straw bundles, mainly from the vineyard or orchard, …

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An open day of „borjači“ (yards)

I couldn’t say no for a kind invitation from Hostel Pliskovica in which they asked me to write a short note from the event in their village Pliskovica. There were clouds in the sky and a storm was coming up. At the open day of “borjači” in the village of Pliskovica peopleswept theiryard, hanged dogwoodbrushon …

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Festival of chocolate

Do you agree that there is one thing in the world a woman can not resist – chocolate! Can you imagine a room full of stalls offering different kinds of chocolate, chocolate products and even a chocolate car? No, I am not talking about my hidden desires, nor science fiction film. This is heaven on …

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It’s carnival time!

It is getting crazy in Slovenia during the carnival time. This is the beginning of a new cycle of nature and farming. There are two carnival days: Carnival Sunday and Shrove Tuesday. Every Slovenian region has its own masks. Slovenia is told to be one of the richest countries in masks (kurenti from Ptuj, laufarji …

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Magical Kingdom of king Matjaž

I am sending you greetings from Koroška region. Winter Event – King Matjaž Castles, the largest winter event in Carinthia, is held annually, namely the last weekend in January, on the Mitnek pod Peco plain. So far the event has hosted tens of thousands of visitors. The main event is definitely team competition in building …

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