Slovenian Food Day celebrated with traditional Slovenian breakfast

Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Primary schools and kindergartens will serve a traditional Slovenian breakfast to mark Slovenian Food Day.

A traditional Slovenian breakfast, consisting of bread, butter, honey, milk and apples, will be served in 450 schools around the country on Friday to mark the fifth Day of Slovenian Food, a campaign promoting healthy, locally-produced food.

This year's project will see children in 35 of the 450 schools involved in the project preparing traditional Slovenian meals, like millet porridge and home-made hazelnut spread, for their peers. The campaign is encouraging children to eat more healthy and locally-produced food.

The traditional Slovenian breakfast is organised every third Friday in November by the relevant ministries, the Slovenian Beekeepers' Association, the National Institute for Public Health, the Education Institute and several agricultural and food associations and companies.

The initiative for the traditional Slovenian breakfast came from the Beekeepers' Association. Slovenian beekeepers are also pushing for 20 May to be declared World Honeybee Day.

Traditional Slovenian Breakfast at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Slovenia in Washington introduced the traditional Slovenian honey breakfast on Thursday, November 17, to the Harriet Tubman Elementary School students. 

The fifth-grade class enjoyed the traditional Slovenian breakfast goods prepared and served by the embassy staff: home-made bread, butter, Slovenian honey, locally produced milk and apples as well as walnut and raisin potica cake. During the lesson that was presented in the frame of the Embassy Adoption Program students also became acquainted with Slovenian traditional ways of harvesting, wheat threshing and milling, making bread in a brick oven, traditional butter making, beekeeping, and organic fruit growing. More>>