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Horses Blessed to Mark St. Stephen's Day

Ċ entjernej, 26 December - Continuing a decades-long tradition, dozens of horses were blessed in villages across Slovenia on Saturday to mark the Feast of Saint Stephen. The biggest event, featuring as many as 160 horse owners, took place in the village of Sentjernej in the south-east.

Sentjernej
A traditional horse-blessing ceremony on the Feast of Saint Stephen.
Photo: Rasto Bozic/STA

Sentjernej
A traditional horse-blessing ceremony on the Feast of Saint Stephen.
Photo: Rasto Bozic/STA

Sentjernej
A traditional horse-blessing ceremony on the Feast of Saint Stephen.
Photo: Rasto Bozic/STA

Sentjernej
A traditional horse-blessing ceremony on the Feast of Saint Stephen.
Photo: Rasto Bozic/STA

Sentjernej
A traditional horse-blessing ceremony on the Feast of Saint Stephen.
Photo: Rasto Bozic/STA

Sentjernej
A traditional horse-blessing ceremony on the Feast of Saint Stephen.
Photo: Rasto Bozic/STA

Sentjernej
A traditional horse-blessing ceremony on the Feast of Saint Stephen.
Photo: Rasto Bozic/STA

Sentjernej
A traditional horse-blessing ceremony on the Feast of Saint Stephen.
Photo: Rasto Bozic/STA

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