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President Honours Culture Day

Vrba, 8 February - President Danilo Tuerk honoured Culture Day, a national holiday dedicated to Slovenia's greatest poet France Preseren, by addressing the main ceremony in Preseren's hometown Vrba. "Today's holiday is not only a culture day, but also a day when we celebrate our patriotism, national identity and our country," he said.

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca hosting a reception for Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize winners.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Film director Miran Zupanic (centre) and actress Setfka Drolc at a reception for Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize winners.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca (left) welcoming film director Miran Zupanic at a reception for top art prize winners.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca (second from right) hosting a reception for Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize winners.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca and chairman of the Preseren Fund Board Jaroslav Skrusny at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca (left) welcoming conductor Nenad First at a reception for Preseren and Preseren Fund Prize winners.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Actress Stefka Drolc, who won Preseren Prizes as the highest national awards for lifetime achievements in the arts at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
From left to right: chairman of the Preseren Fund Board Jaroslav Skrusny, writer Goran Vojnovic, Preseren Prize winner Zmago Jeraj, and director Miran Zupanic at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca (centre) hosting a reception for Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize winners.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
From left to right: chairman of the Preseren Fund Board Jaroslav Skrusny, writer Goran Vojnovic, Preseren Prize winner Zmago Jeraj, and composer Nenad First at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
The winners of Preseren Fund Prizes for individual achievements, actor Marko Mandic and composer Nenad First, and the Preseren Prize winner, actress Stefka Drolc (extreme right) at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca and chairman of the Preseren Fund Board Jaroslav Skrusny at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca (left) and actress Stefka Drolc, who won Preseren Prizes as the highest national awards for lifetime achievements in the arts at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Actress Stefka Drolc, who won Preseren Prizes as the highest national awards for lifetime achievements in the arts at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Painter Zmago Jeraj, who won Preseren Prizes as the highest national awards for lifetime achievements in the arts at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca and painter Zmago Jeraj, who won Preseren Prizes as the highest national awards for lifetime achievements in the arts at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca (left) and actress Stefka Drolc, who won Preseren Prizes as the highest national awards for lifetime achievements in the arts at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Director Miran Zupanic, a winner of Preseren Fund Prize for individual achievements at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca (left) and actress Stefka Drolc, who won Preseren Prizes as the highest national awards for lifetime achievements in the arts at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Culture Minister Majda Sirca and painter Zmago Jeraj, who won Preseren Prizes as the highest national awards for lifetime achievements in the arts at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
State secretary at the Culture Ministry Stojan Pelko, Culture Minister Majda Sirca and writer Goran Vojnovic, a winner of Preseren Fund Prize for individual achievements at a reception for this years' Preseren Prize and Preseren Fund Prize laureates.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Kranj
Traditional Presern's Fair, a part of the presentation of the life in the 19th century, a period when the country's greatest poet France Preseren lived.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
Traditional Presern's Fair, a part of the presentation of the life in the 19th century, a period when the country's greatest poet France Preseren lived.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
The presentation of the life in the 19th century, a period when the country's greatest poet France Preseren lived.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
A workshop at a traditional Presern's Fair, a part of the presentation of the life in the 19th century, a period when the country's greatest poet France Preseren lived.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
Traditional Presern's Fair, a part of the presentation of the life in the 19th century, a period when the country's greatest poet France Preseren lived.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
The presentation of the life in the 19th century, a period when the country's greatest poet France Preseren lived.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
Traditional Presern's Fair, a part of the presentation of the life in the 19th century, a period when the country's greatest poet France Preseren lived.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
President Danilo Tuerk after he laid a wreath on the grave of the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849).
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
President Danilo Tuerk and Culture Minister Majda Sirca laid a wreath on the grave of the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849).
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
President Danilo Tuerk and Culture Minister Majda Sirca laid a wreath on the grave of the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849).
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
President Danilo Tuerk and Culture Minister Majda Sirca laid a wreath on the grave of the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849).
Pictured: Culture Minister Majda Sirca, President Danilo Tuerk, Kranj Mayor Damijan Perne.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
Kranj Mayor Damijan Perne and Culture Minister Majda Sirca by the grave of the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849).
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
President Danilo Tuerk and Culture Minister Majda Sirca laid a wreath on the grave of the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849).
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Kranj
President Danilo Tuerk and Culture Minister Majda Sirca laid a wreath on the grave of the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849).
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Actor Polde Bibic and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic at a traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Actor Polde Bibic and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic at a traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Actor Polde Bibic and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic at a traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A traditional reading of poetry by the country's greatest poet France Preseren (1800-1849) at the foot of the poet's monument in the square named after him.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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