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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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Fourth Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Weekend

Cleveland Kurentovanje, a Slovenian-infused carnival event, has expanded this year: “Kurent Jump” kicked off the celebration on Friday, February 5th, in which the Kurents came out for the first time to start their mission of scaring away the winter. On Saturday, February 6, the Cleveland Kurentovanje parade and festival took place with many musical and cultural performances, authentic food and drink, ...

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Slovenians Celebrate Culture Day

Slovenia celebrates Culture Day, a bank holiday marking the anniversary of the death of France Prešeren (1800-1849), considered the nation’s greatest poet. Numerous events will be held all across the country, with the main celebration taking place in front of Prešeren’s birthplace in the tiny village of Vrba (NW). The ceremony in Vrba will be addressed by President Borut Pahor, who ...

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A Revival of Slovenian Language Lessons in Australia

The Australian State of Queensland is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Slovenian emigrants, who, because of their desire for rapid assimilation into their new environment, often lose contact with Slovenian culture. Slovene language is undoubtedly the cornerstone of the Slovenian identity. Nevertheless, there have been no organized Slovene language classes in Queensland for decades. With a desire to fill ...

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The Legend of Slovenia’s Sleeping King

Slovenian Carinthia (Koroška), in the mountainous north of the country, is not just a place of unusually attractive scenery; it is also the legendary home of a sleeping king whose awakening will one day bring prosperity to the land. According to the local legend, King Matjaž was a capable ruler who was popular among his subjects. Because of his popularity, ...

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The Slovenian Language Has Dozens of Dialects

Even though the Slovenian language is one of the smallest Slavic languages, it’s one of the most diverse in terms of dialects. This exceptional variety in such a geographically limited area means that speech patterns sometimes differ from village to village. It also means that Slovenian speakers often have trouble understanding dialects from another part of the country. Even linguists ...

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The Living Nativity in Postojna Cave Was Promoted Around The Globe

In the environment of the beautiful Postojna underworld, the biblical scenes come to life in a uniquely exceptional way. Fantasy stalactite forms, the inventive play of light, harmonious music and singing in a very acoustic environment. All this creates almost surreal Christmas atmosphere. The biblical scenes representing the birth of Jesus are becoming more and more recognized and popular around the ...

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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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