Paralympic athlete Jernej Slivnik to date the best Slovenian Paralympic athlete

March 2018

Paralympic Games in PyeongChang have ended. Young skier, the only Slovenian representative and Paralympic debutant Jernej Slivnik ranked 12th in the slalom. This is also the highest ranking of Slovenian Paralympic athletes to...

Museums as representatives of the Slovenian national being and consciousness

March 2018

Among the forerunners of museum professionals in Slovenia we may rank Janez Vajkard Valvazor (1641 – 1693), and his extensive and rich collections. These comprised more than ten thousand books, graphic prints by foreign masters,...

National Gallery celebrates its 100th anniversary

March 2018

The National Gallery of Slovenia is the country’s principal institution dedicated to fine art from earlier periods, housing the largest art collection in the country, dating from the High Middle Ages to the 20th century. This...

St Gregory's Day – “Light on the water"

March 2018

Today on St Gregory's Day children still launch tiny ships, boats, houses and other objects, with little candles lit on them, along rivers, streams, ponds and water channels. In some places this custom has an especially...

Slovenian athlete Jernej Slivnik to compete at the PyeongChang Paralympics

March 2018

After the Winter Olympics in South Korea, PyeongChang will now welcome Paralympic athletes at the opening of their Games on 9 March. Among the competitors will be Jernej Slivnik, the 17-year old Slovenian para-skier and student...

Paralympic Winter Games drawing closer

March 2018

In PyeongChang, Slovenia will be represented by 17-year old Alpine skier Jernej Slivnik who will compete in the slalom and giant slalom. Although under the Yugoslav flag, the first Slovenian to win a medal at the Paralympics was...

Slovenian cultural heritage meets rap

March 2018

An ingenious and bold way of thinking about Slovenian poetry linked with modern Slovenian rap music, as presented in the book Kla kla klasika by Rok Terkaj – Trkaj, rapper, and Dr Igor Saksida, literary historian, encouraged the...

Žan Košir wins second medal for Slovenia

February 2018

Snowboarder Žan Košir won bronze in the parallel giant slalom in PyeongChang, his third Olympic medal and the second for Slovenia at this year's Winter Olympics.