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Slovenian Cultural Day

Photo Credits: Society & Diplomatic Review

On February 28th, Ambassador Darja Bavdaž Kuret of Slovenia to the United Nations hosted a reception on the occasion of the Slovene Cultural Holiday. Among those who attended was Slovenian actress Gaia Visnar and Katja Šulc, a Slovenian vocalist who serenaded traditional Slovenian songs to the guests.

Prešeren Day, in Slovene: Prešernov dan, full name Prešeren Day, the Slovene Cultural Holiday is a public holiday celebrated in Slovenia on 8 February. It is marking the anniversary of the death of the Slovene national poet France Prešeren on 8 February 1849 and is the celebration of the Slovenian culture.

On February 7, the eve of the holiday, the Prešeren Awards and the Prešeren Fund Awards, the highest Slovenian recognitions for cultural achievements, are conferred. Prešeren Day continues to be one of the most widely celebrated Slovene holidays. It is not only celebrated in Slovenia, but by Slovene communities all around the world.

Photo Credits: Society & Diplomatic Review

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