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On the trail of Sevnica’s most famous resident: Melania Trump

For just less than a year, a Slovenian who grew up in Sevnica has been America’s First Lady. Interest in the town where Melania Trump grew up was particularly intense when Donald Trump became President. This year, the number of visitors to Sevnica has increased, mostly thanks to people interested in Melania Trump’s hometown. It’s a beautiful, sunny morning when ...

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    On Slovenia’s Initiative, the UN Proclaims May 20 as World Bee Day

    On the initiative of Slovenia, the United Nations has declared May 20 to be World Bee Day, a date intended to emphasize the importance of bees to the survival of humans. May 20 is the birthday of Anton Janša, the founder of modern beekeeping and a native of Breznica, a village not far from Žirovnica in Slovenia’s Gorenjska region. The ...

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      ASEF: Fellowships for Slovenian students visiting USA – (VIDEO)

      The American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) fellowship program provides fellows with comprehensive support, allowing them to focus on their research at world’s top universities. Fellowships build lasting relationships between ASEF and academic institutions. The purpose of the fellowship is to strengthen research and study exchange between Slovenia and the U.S. with the objective of giving talented Slovenian students the ability ...

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        The Actress Who Brought the World Stage to Provincial Ljubljana

        At a time when Slovenian theater was in its infancy, a woman named Marija Vera redefined the profession and won acclaim throughout Central Europe. With her cosmopolitan spirit, she also managed to leave a profound legacy on the Slovenian stage. Marija Vera was born Franziska Xaveria Maria Eppich in the northern Slovenian town of Kamnik in 1881. Of mixed Slovenian ...

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          Door-to-door Rounds of the Kurent Inscribed on UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

          Door-to-door rounds of the Kurent have been put on the representative list of intangible cultural heritage across the world, came the announcement from South Korea. “We’re honoured that door-to-door rounds of the Kurent have become part of world-renowned treasures by making it on UNESCO’s list,” notes the mayor of Ptuj Miran Senčar. South Korea is hosting the 12th annual session ...

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            Festive-lit Ljubljana Enters Merry December (VIDEO)

            Friday’s festive lights switch-on event and opening of the Christmas market in the Slovenian capital marked the start of the merry December (and early January, since the lights will stay on until 7 January). The traditional opening ceremony lit up 50 kilometres of festive lights and 800 light installations. As in previous years, the decorating project was led by artist ...

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              Documentary film about Slovenians in Australia

              Husband and wife team, Štefan Celec and Brigita Bavčar are producing a special documentary film about Slovenians in Australia. They join radio SBS in Australia for a chat. Source : Radio SBS Australia | Lenti Lenko

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                Poskočni Muzikanti tour Down Under.

                Janja Juvan is the main organizer for the Poskočni Muzikanti Australian tour which has kicked off in Queensland. They will also be performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Janja speaks about the tour itself and how it came to be that the band will not be performing at any Slovenian club in Victoria. Source: Radio SBS Australia | Lenti Lenko

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