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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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The Fourth Annual ASEF Gala – Goes to Cleveland

American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) cordially invites all supporters of the American-Slovenian educational community to come to its 4th annual gala. On Saturday, March 25th at 6 p.m., ASEF will celebrate the successes and aspirations of the last year. Join them to honor their awardees, exemplary in both educational pursuits and American-Slovenian relations. The evening will feature a wine reception ...

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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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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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Accordion Blowout: 34th Super Button Box Bash

On Sunday, April 10, National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame held 34th Super Button Box Bash at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid. Visitors enjoyed more than sixty accordions, plus jam sessions throughout the day, from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. The musical line-up includes these accordion greats: Anthony Culkar, Mary Lou Downs and Charlie Tomecek (Canada), Veseli Godci, Button Box Divas, ...

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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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Padre Pedro Opeka’s Visit to St. Mary’s Church in Cleveland

On Sunday, November 1st, Padre Pedro Opeka, a great Slovenian Humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize  Nominee, co-celebrated the 10:00 am Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Cleveland Ohio. The banquet began immediately after in the parish hall. The purpose of this event was two-fold. First it provides, those in attendance, with the opportunity to meet this safety man, honor  him ...

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