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

Boris Pahor turns 99

October 2012

This summer, Boris Pahor's Knjiga o Radi ('Book about Rada') was the best-selling book in Slovenia. The book was published shortly before the author's 99th birthday. Boris Pahor spent about two years (between 2009 and 2011)...

Maribor's status as the European Capital of Culture expires at the end of this year

October 2012

So far, the results of this highly important cultural project in Slovenia have been more than positive. The ECC has hosted more than three hundred thousand visitors and more than 3600 events until the end of August. Exhibitions,...

The KSEVT building constructed - the opening ceremony on 6th September

August 2012

Construction of the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) in Vitanje has concluded. Its exterior creates an illusion of rotation and floating in weightlessness and anticipation of opening. The building will open...

The first open-air hayrack museum in the world

July 2012

The hay rack is an important feature of the Slovenian ethnic area and an example of folk architecture worth preserving. Thus, the initiative by the Municipality of Šentrupert in the Dolenjska region to design a ‘land of hay...