The oldest folklore festival – 53rd Jurjevanje took place in Črnomelj between 22-26 June. On different venues visitors followed cultural program including singing, dancing and musical heritage of Slovenian and international folklore groups. Visiting workshops or tasting local gastronomy on Bela Krajina sounds like the right plan.
Slovenia was celebrating its 25 years of independence 🙂
Coronation Ceremonies in Bratislava are among the largest cultural events in Slovakia and presents the 18 coronations of kings and queens who were crowned in Bratislava in an experiential way. They take place annually on the last weekend in June to commemorate the coronation of Maria Theresa, who was crowned 25 June 1741. Read more here: https://www.visitbratislava.com/events/coronation-ceremonies/
18th of June was all about traditions and horses… The Sava Valley “štehvanje” is a tournament involving games in which horseback riders in motion have to break a small barrel fastened to a pole with a metal club. Štehvanje is organised each year in Savlje, a part of Ljubljana near the Sava River.
Ljubljana joins 110 other countries in celebrating the chosen one day which is all gonna be about music. On the 21st music will be playing at 15 locations scattered across the city of Ljubljana – from squares and streets to balconies and the train station, event the city busses. More info here: http://mikser.si/urnik/
The trams 1, 4, 6 and 7 were restored at Štúrova Street and Vajanského Nábrežie on June 15 in Bratislava. They were scrapped from the time schedules in 2014 due to the construction works on the Old Bridge and nearby streets.
The nationwide shepherds’ feast – Ovenálie, with presentations of cheese and farm products, took place for the 8th time in the village Východná, in northern Slovakia, in mid-June. Farmers and lovers of sheep and traditional specialities of lamb experienced the atmosphere of the feast of Slovak shepherds and enjoyed folklore ensembles from the Liptov region and its surrounding.
Ljubljana, EU green capital, opened the 2016 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual occasion to debate and discuss European environment policy. It took place from 30 May to 3 June. It´s focus on the theme “Investing for a greener future”.
The US coffee company Starbucks has opened its first premise in Slovakia, situated in Bratislava-based shopping center Aupark. Who does not love chilling in Starbucks?
Slovak Prime Minister, Robert Fico met with several EU representatives during his early June visit to Brussels. He said that he has certain ideas regarding the priorities of Slovakia’s presidency over the Council of the European Union.