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Potato Feast Brings Scores of People to Sencur

Šenčur, 25 May - The first monument to the potato in Slovenia was unveiled on Sunday in the town of Sencur, some 25 kilometres north of Ljubljana. Scores of people came to the feast to celebrate and taste the staple of Slovenians since the mid-18th century.

Sencur
Stane Menard, the president of the Society for Sauteed Potato With Onions as Independent Dish, unveiling the statue to the humble tuber.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Sencur
Procession presenting the tools for farming potato during the potato feast.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Sencur
The monument to potato.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Sencur
The monument to potato.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Sencur
Stane Menard, the president of the Society for Sauteed Potato With Onions as Independent Dish, unveiling the statue to the humble tuber.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Sencur
The monument to potato.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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