Common Slovenia light the fire

Tonight, 30th of April, every, even the smallest village will light a bonfire. First, the so-called “Kres”, a bonfire, was fired on the Kres night, 23rd of June. Today, we most commonly light it before 1st of May, an international Labour’s Day. Bonfire in Slovenia is both connected with the celebration of something and as signals of…

27th of April: The Day Against the Occupation

27th of April is in Slovenia celebrated as Day Against the Occupation (slo.: Dan boja proti okupatorju). On this day, the year 1941, the Anti-imperialist front was established. After the German attack on the Soviet Union (22. July 1941) it renamed itself into Liberation Front of Slovenian Nation – OF. OF was formed on April 26th,…

Ljubljana: Art, Music, and Festivals

Each year, over 10,000 cultural events take place in the city, including ten international theater, music, and art festivals.  One of the oldest of them all is the Ljubljana Festival, established in 1953. Ljubljana continued to host Summer Festivals from 1953 on, animating stages in the capital with performances by domestic and foreign musicians, actors, dancers and…

Ljubljana: Romantic, and yet Modern Beauty

Every city has “must see” and “must visit” sights, and of course, so does the green capital of ours.  Romance under the window Let us start from the center of Ljubljana where central, so-called Prešeren Square, named after one of Slovenian greatest poets and the one who unknowingly wrote Slovenian national anthem. There he stands, turned…

From Marshes to Modern Green Capital

Marshes – Emona – Laibach – Ljubljana. Because of its unique place on the Earth Ljubljana was a part of many settlements, kingdoms, and countries that took place over the history. Since the Romans, it was important military and trade center where various cultures met and interfered. Life was many times stopped and interrupted not…

Logar Valley

One of the most beautiful Alpine glacial valleys in Europe. Logar Valley, a part of Solčavsko region, extends into the Kamnik – Savinja Alps from the north and it represents a perfect unity of human tradition and nature’s eternity. Valley, sculpted by the forces of the glacier is surrounded by mountains over 2000 m height that offers climbers, alpine…

Bled cream cake recipe or as we say it: KREMŠNITA

  There is one obligatory thing to do when visiting Bled, and that is eating “Kremšnita”. For those that tried it and naturally loved it, and for those who simply love delicious desserts, we hereby share with you recipe which will bring Bled into your home, no matter where you are. Ingredients for 15 pieces For…

Bled

One word: Fairytale. Emerald lake, charming little church on an islet that found its place in the middle of rich green water surrounded by one of Slovenia’s highest peaks. The picture says enough. It is more than obvious why Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort. Summers can be a bit frustrated due to an unimaginable crowd,…

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…