Carnival or as we call it: “PUST”

As the word carnival that comes from the Late Latin expression “Carne vale”, which means “farewell to meat”, so does Slovenian naming relate to the same message. Pust is shortened from “Meso pust”, which means: “Leave the meat!”. So the name of Pust/ Carnival fits well the latin phrase: Domenica ante carnes tollendas ali levendas (Sunday before the meat…

The only compulsory service is LOVE

So, the government of Slovenia wants to reintroduce compulsory military service. But, why would anyone in this world try to attack Slovenia? Why does our Government feel that we need more and more young men, trained to defend borders with killing? We have four neighbors. Austria, Hungry, Croatia and Italy. In our past we have been in…

Emerald Beauty

Not everything is bad in our country. Nature, for instance, is magnificent! And one of nature’s wonders that found itself behind the humanly imagined and designed borders of Slovenia, is the emerald lady Soča. Soča has the beauty of its own kind. She flows, untamed, through the wild region of high mountains and unpredictable rocks. Graced…

Happy Valentine’s day and eat your Štrukelj!

In our country, it is said that Saint Valentine bring the keys of roots. People from this area have known him before church, and his name was Zdravko. He was one of the saints in Slovenian old mythology. Zdravko was a saint of good health and was a patron of beekeepers and pilgrims. 14.th of February…