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Slovenian Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday at St. Mary of the Assumption in Collinwood on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The Cleveland area is home to the largest population of Slovenians in the world outside of Slovenia. See more : http://s.cleveland.com/6brTo1g   Source: Cleveland.com Video: Judy Sedmak Facebook Page

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SMA Exhibit: Historical Masks of Slovenian Mardi Gras (VIDEO)

The Slovenian Museum and Archives (6407 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland) had an exhibit of the historical masks of Slovenian Mardi Gras. For centuries, masks have been used throughout Slovenia in the celebration of Mardi Gras — the Kurent is the most well known Slovenian mask in Cleveland, but in fact, there are several others which are all highly unique and ...

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Fifth Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Spans Four Days of Slovenian Mardi Gras Festivities! (VIDEO)

Cleveland, OH—Cleveland Kurentovanje (koo-rahn-toh-VAHN-yay), a Slovenian-infused Mardi Gras festival, is carnival event that has been celebrated in Slovenia for the past 50 years, connecting culture, arts, and people from all over Europe.  The central figure of the carnival, the Kurent, is believed to chase away winter and usher in spring with its supernatural powers. Since it’s conception in 2013, Cleveland Kurentovanje ...

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Slovenian American Times 100th Issue

Cleveland, 2.11.2017 – It is truly a milestone! Also in this month of February, Slovenia is celebrating Preseren Day, the Slovene Cultural Holiday, established in commemoration of her greatest poet France Preseren. Coinciding with the anniversary of the poet’s death in 1849, the entire month is filled with a variety of cultural events such as school field trips, poetry readings, ...

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Prešeren’s Manuscripts On Display in Cleveland

The day before Slovenia celebrates France Prešeren’s birthday with various cultural events, a tribute to the poet will take place in Cleveland. There, the Slovenian National Home will put on display two newly discovered manuscripts by Prešeren; the documents were unveiled to the public over the summer in Ljubljana. The manuscripts of two poems by Prešeren, A Farewell to Youth ...

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An Evening Under The Lights

Under the patronage and sponsorship of the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in Cleveland and in corporation with Friends of the Slovenian National Home, Inc. (501c3), Slovenian Museum & Archives (501c3) And Center for Slovenian Studies (Cleveland State University) present: An Evening Under the Lights, A benefit concert by Vlado Kreslin. Featuring the First Unveiling of the 160-year old ...

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Melania Trump, Originally From Sevnica – First Slovenian In The Role Of First Lady

It is already known that a Slovenian, now an American citizen, will become the new First Lady of the USA. And Melania not only has Slovenian roots, but she grew up in Sevnica as Melanija Knavs. Let’s start with some basic data: she was born in 1970 in Novo mesto, which was then a part of Yugoslavia. She is tall, ...

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Slovenian Sausage Celebrated At Festival In Kirtland

After Joe Valencic’s plane landed in Slovenia back in August, he didn’t have enough time to get to his hotel and check in. He was expected at the National/Official Slovenian Sausage Contest. “Well, that’s what it translates to, loosely,” he said. “I served as a judge and I also handed out awards. Only receiving just a chunk of each sausage, ...

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Slovenian George Voinovich, former Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and U.S. senator, dies

CLEVELAND, Ohio – George Voinovich, an earnest-looking Collinwood boy who grew up to be an Ohio legislator, Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor, U.S. senator and one of the most popular Buckeye State politicians of his generation, died early Sunday. He was 79. His son, George, said his father died peacefully in his sleep. “His two main things in life were public ...

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Slovenian Ambassador Pays Visit To Pueblo

Puebloans of Slovenian heritage gave a warm welcome Ambassador Dr. Božo Cerar Saturday morning.  The diplomat was treated to an appreciation breakfast at Park East Restaurant where he was presented with an honorary proclamation from city leaders. After the breakfast, the ambassador toured the Gorsich Technology Center at Pueblo Community College. “To have the international attention of the ambassador and ...

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