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Rare Prešeren’s Manuscripts Found In Cleveland, OHIO

“I’m very glad that I was able to handle these valuable manuscripts,” says Luka Zibelnik, a professor of the Slovenian language, who stumbled upon two still uncatalogued versions of Prešeren’s poetry manuscripts in the U.S. The two manuscripts — of the poems Slovo od mladosti (“A Farwell to Youth”) and Dohtar (“Doc”) — will be on display in Ljubljana on ...

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Slovenia Observing Europe Day

A series of events will be held around Slovenia to observe Europe Day, the day in 1950 when French Foreign Minister Robert Schumann presented his declaration for cooperation in Europe whose aim was to foster lasting peace among nations. The declaration proposed the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community, which in 1951 became the first European Community and ...

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Draga Gelt – From Dreams To Reality

Draga Gelt OAM, active within Melbourne’s Slovenian community was heavily involved in the movement for Slovenian Independence in Australia in the early 1990s. In 2011, she wrote a book, ‘From Dreams To Reality‘ which is a chronicle of the activities of Australian Slovenians during the movement for Slovenian independence in the early 1990s. Draga is a very proud and patriotic ...

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Lace Making Declared Heritage Of National Importance

The art of making bobbin lace, which has a tradition in Slovenia dating back to the 17th century, has been declared intangible heritage of national importance.  Lace making has been declared heritage of national importance to spread its name and to promote preservation, the government said on Wednesday. Bobbin lace is best known in Idrija, western Slovenia, but it is ...

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Creative And Pleasantly Scented Easter in Slovenia

During Easter, old traditions come to life in Slovenia. At that time, much attention is given to making traditional Easter eggs. Painted hard boiled or blown out eggs are one of the most notable symbols of Easter. Initially they were painted with bright colors, which represented the light of awakening spring, while more recently, colors have become increasingly vivid. Various Slovenian regions developed unique colouring ...

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Anthology of Slovenian Australian Musicians by Katarina Vrisk

Slovenian Australian community is richer for another valuable record of creativity of its people. Katarina Vrisk spent six years researching, conducting interviews and writing Anthology of Slovenian Australian Musicians which brings an excellent overview of the rich musical activity in the community in the last sixty years and recognizes the achievement of a few outstanding musicians of Slovenian background. The book launch ...

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Folkloric Reunion And Book Launch at Triglav Club in Sydney

Peter Krope, president of Triglav Club in Sydney invites to attend their Folkloric reunion and the Sydney book launch of the Anthology of Slovenian Musicians in Australia, which will take place on Sunday, March 20th. Listen below. Presentation of a new book Anthology of Slovenian Australian Musicians which is the culmination of six years research about the musicians of Slovenian ...

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A Centuries-Old Sound of Bells

Churches are among the most common sights in Slovenia; they add a picturesque note to towns, the tops of remote hills, and everywhere in between. Many of these churches are also the home of a musical tradition that has been passed on from generation to generation. The exact origin of Slovenian bell chiming – known as “pritrkovanje” – is unknown, ...

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