Culture

National and University Library in Ljubljana. The building, constructed in 1941, represents one of architect Jože Plečnik's most monumental works. Photo: Grega Wernig


Almost every Slovenian is by nature a writer, painter, cook, dancer, wine-maker, musician, director, actor, blogger or engraver. They know how to create art out of everything they love. In addition to artists with various skills and crafts that have been handed down from generation to generation, Slovenians are also successful in many modern art forms accessible to all generations.

Cultural events are unbelievably well attended – various festivals (especially in the summer months) thrill visitors who come from near and far. Theatre and concerts are popular, Slovenians love to read and are proud of their cultural tradition. We should mention France Prešeren, a poet who became the pride of Slovenian poetry and author of Slovenia’s national Anthem, Zdravljica. The anthem appeals for the coexistence of nations and is a zdravljica, or toast, to all people of good heart.

Features

Castles of Slovenia - Crowns above the city

July 2017

Slovenia is truly a fairy-tale country. Its landscape is dotted with castles, manor houses and fortresses that conceal stirring stories of the past behind their walls. Some castles have been renovated and converted into museums,...

Amber year - Novo mesto in the colours of amber

May 2017

The world's largest and most important deposits of amber – the fossilised resin of coniferous trees – lie in the Baltic region, where amber has been harvested and extracted for millennia. Part of the Amber Road that linked the...

Kurent - Traditional Slovenian Carnival character

February 2017

The Shrovetide Carnival of Pust is fast approaching, and in some strongly traditional Slovenian towns preparations are already under way to drive out the winter.

Sapramiška (Sapra Mouse) - The most famous Slovenian mouse is celebrating 40 years of life

January 2017

The clever and brave Sapramiška is the most famous Slovenian mouse, and the Sapramiška puppet show is the most successful in the country’s history, and has so far been performed 1,783 times and seen by as many as 289,785 people....

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