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"Zeleni Jurij" Brings Spring and Friendship to President

Ljubljana, 24 April - President Danilo Tuerk underlined the importance of friendship as he received on Thursday four folk groups from the SE region of Bela krajina, who visited the president as the region marks the day of "Zeleni Jurij", a regional hero linked to spring and fertility.

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk (centre) receiving "Zeleni Jurij", a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
Reception for "Zeleni Jurij" (centre), a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina, by President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk (right) receiving "Zeleni Jurij" (centre), a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
Reception for "Zeleni Jurij", a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina, by President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk (right) receiving "Zeleni Jurij" (far left), a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
Reception for "Zeleni Jurij", a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina, by President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk (right) receiving "Zeleni Jurij", a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
Reception for "Zeleni Jurij", a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina, by President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
Reception for "Zeleni Jurij", a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina, by President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
Reception for "Zeleni Jurij", a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina, by President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
Reception for "Zeleni Jurij", a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina, by President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
Reception for "Zeleni Jurij", a vegetation hero originating from the fertility cults in the SE region of Bela krajina, by President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

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