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Thousands to Welcome New Year Outdoors

Open-air New Year’s Eve celebrations will be held in the streets and squares of Slovenian cities and towns on Thursday. Organisers hope thousands will show up, although temperatures are forecast to be much lower than so far in December. In the capital Ljubljana revelers will have a choice of four concert venues, with music ranging from accordion oompah in Pogačar ...

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    Slovenian Olympians to Hold Hands in World Record Bid

    Slovenians might soon see their names in the Guinness Book of Records. The Bled Tourist Board and the Slovenian Olympic Committee will host a record-breaking attempt as part of which visitors will hold hands around Lake Bled in a bid to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. The Olympic Circle of Safety, as the bid has officially been ...

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      Slovenian American to Compete in World-Famous Sled Dog Competition

      Known as the ”Last Great Race”, the Iditarod sled dog competition crosses 1000 miles of rugged and remote Alaskan wilderness, testing the endurance and grit of dogs and mushers alike. Held the first weekend of every March, mushers and their teams of 16 dogs compete against each other in a timed race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, each vying for ...

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        Blessing The Horses For The Upcoming Year

        For many people, the day after Christmas is mostly a day of rest after all the feasting and gift-giving of the holiday season. In villages across Slovenia, however, December 26 also marks an old tradition – it’s the day when horses are blessed by priests. The tradition has its origins in an era when horses where among the most valuable ...

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          Slovenia Ranks 16th on Global Creativity Index

          Slovenia placed 16th on the Global Creativity Index, a study of economic growth conducted by a Canada-based institute which ranks 139 countries according to their performance related to technology, talent, and tolerance. The Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI), part of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, annually publishes Global Creativity Indexes to assess each country’s intellectual capital, ...

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            Google Celebrates Independence and Unity Day With a Doodle

            Google has paid a tribute to 25th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence referendum with a special doodle commemorating Unity and Independence Day on Saturday.  The doodle featuring the Slovenian tricolour with Mount Triglav at its centre is only visible on the Slovenian site of the search engine. A click on the doodle takes the web visitor to hits related to Independence ...

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              Merry Christmas

              Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a wonderful time when we celebrate faith, family, and the tradition of giving gifts and sending greeting cards. Christmas brings family and friends together; it helps us appreciate the love in our lives we can often take for granted. May the true meaning of the holiday season ...

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                Marriage Equality Voted Down in Referendum

                Slovenian voters rejected marriage equality in a referendum Sunday, as opponents held a 27-point lead and met the statutory quorum with nearly all of the votes counted. First reactions suggest stakeholders are already shaping up for a fresh fight over legislation governing same-sex couples. After over 99% of the votes were counted, the result was 63.5% against and 36.5% in ...

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                  Double Victory for Prevc Brothers in Engelberg

                  The Prevc brothers dominated the World Cup event in Engelberg. Peter won first place with jumps of 139.5 and 134 metres, which added up to 297.1 points. His younger brother Domen landed in second with 283.5 points gathered in 133.5 and 134 metres jumps. Source: sta.si

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                    Polzela Starts Making Organic Hemp Socks

                    Socks and stockings maker Polzela launched on Thursday the production of organic hemp socks. The launch is seen as the first step on a new development course, according to CEO Marko Klemenčič. He hopes that the new production line will create new jobs in the Savinja valley, north-east. Also present at the launch was Economic Development and Technology Minister Zdravko Počivalšek, ...

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