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The Music of a Mining Town

For centuries, the town of Idrija in western Slovenia was famous for its mercury mine. Now closed and preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the mine provided a livelihood to generations of local residents. It also led to the creation of a wind band that is among the oldest in the world. After mercury was discovered in the area ...

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The Mysteries of Slovenia’s Gunpowder Factory

Tourists who travel from Kamnik to the Kamniška Bistrica Valley are often intrigued by a large complex of walled-in, largely abandoned buildings. The vaguely menacing complex was once the site of a gunpowder factory set up for the needs of the Austro-Hungarian Army. The factory was established in the 1850s. The Austro-Hungarian Army had confiscated a gunpowder facility in the ...

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Luka Dončić Heads To Texas To Play For Dallas!

The pearl of European basketball will now start playing on the courts of the NBA league. Luka Dončič was selected as the third pick in the NBA draft, initially putting on the Atlanta Hawks team hat. However, the 19-year-old native of Ljubljana will be wearing the jersey of the Dallas Mavericks, where the evergreen Dirk Nowitzkialso plays. The Texas team managed ...

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A Generous Donation

The town of Kamnik is best known for its medieval old town and for the mountains that surround it. But in the outskirts, visitors can also find a Gothic convent that has been the home of nuns for centuries. The first building on the spot, in an area known as Mekinje, was built in the 12th century. According to legend, the ...

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A House of Bees

Slovenia prides itself as a country of bees and beekeepers. In fact, the UN recently declared the first International Day of Bees on Slovenia’s initiative. In the remote but spectacular Soča River Valley, a historic, but little visited apiary known as the Matija Bee House recalls Slovenia’s beekeeping heritage. In the 19th century, Slovenian beekeepers pioneered many techniques that were eventually ...

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Pahor Gives Mandate To Form The Government to Janša, Who Will Invite All Parties To Join Him

“The winner must receive an opportunity to justify the support he had been given by the people. This strengthens the trust of people in democracy and makes the coalition-building process clear an understandable,” said President Borut Pahor after meeting with Janez Janša, the winner of the early general election. Pahor indicated that he will give Janša the mandate to form ...

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Kauzer Becomes European Champion in Prague

Kayaker Peter Kauzer has become the European champion in whitewater slalom in Prague. The 34-year-old Slovenian from Hrastnik has thus won the title of the best in Europe for the second time, after 2010. Kauzer, who had seventh fastest time in the semi-finals, was excellent on the Vltava River, he performed perfectly in the final run. The competitors all lag ...

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Lenarčič Presents The Results Of His 20.000 km Long Journey Across Asia

The team behind the Green Light World Flight mission plans to use the data collected during Matevž Lenarčič’s flight across Asia in an ultralight aircraft for scientific purposes and raising awareness about black carbon. Individuals will be able to press on politicians and bring about changes, which will have to tackle the very basis of our social system. Lenarčič conducted ...

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Slovenia Developing New Tourism Branch – Apitourism

Ljubljana – Slovenia, which has initiated the declaration of World Bee Day, is a pioneer in honeybee tourism or apitourism. It is also considered the cradle of apitherapy – a form of therapy that uses honey bee products and aromas from the beehive to help cure respiratory and other diseases. Apitourism is a growing worldwide culture for bee-seeking travelers and ...

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The 36th Super Button Box Bash Celebrates Culture at Slovenian Society Home in Euclid

The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum and the Slovenian Society Home teamed up and presented The 36th Super Button Box Bash on April 8. Hundreds gathered at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid for the annual event that showcased music from performers all across the country. Polka songs resonated throughout the upper ballroom and lower hall. The bash was a daylong ...

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