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…

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…

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…

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…