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Culture Day Celebrated across Slovenia

Ljubljana/Ptuj, 8 February - Festivities are being held around Slovenia on Thursday to mark Culture Day, a national holiday dedicated to the country's greatest poet France Preseren. While Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti hosted a traditional reception for the Preseren laureates in Ljubljana, the first Slovenian theatre gateway was launched at the website www.sigledal.org.

Vrba
Culture Day festivities at Vrba, the hometown of poet France Preseren (1800-1849).
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Ljubljana, Podroznik Villa
A reception for Preseren laureates; Preseren Prize winner, actor Radko Polic Rac (right), and director Dusan Jovanovic, the head of the Preseren Fund board.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, Podroznik Villa
Minister Vasko Simoniti (second from the left) hosts a reception for Preseren laureates; Preseren Prize winner, composer Janez Maticic (first from the left), and Preseren Fund Prize winners: composer Urska Pompe, author Suzana Tratnik and multimedia artist Marko Peljhan.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, Podroznik Villa
Minister Vasko Simoniti hosts a reception for Preseren laureates
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, Podroznik Villa
Minister Vasko Simoniti hosts a reception for Preseren laureates.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana,
Culture Day debate at Konzorcij, Ljubljana's largest bookstore; (left to right) author Josip Osti, hostess Majda Kne, Slovakian author Zuzanna Govednik Kraskova and Austrian author and translator Ludwig Hartinger.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana,
Culture Day debate at Konzorcij, Ljubljana's largest bookstore.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Kranj,
Culture Day festivities in the historical centre of Kranj.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj,
Culture Day festivities in the historical centre of Kranj.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj,
Culture Day festivities by the statue of France Preseren (1800-1849).
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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