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Traditional Herald of Spring Visits President

Ljubljana, 23 April - President Danilo Tuerk on Friday hosted "Zeleni Jurij" (Green George), a pagan figure from the SE region of Bela krajina symbolising spring and fertility. The traditional reception, marking St George's Day, also featured a folk group from Croatia.

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk accepting a birch branch, as a symbol of spring, from a folk group from the SE region of Bela krajina.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA.

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk hosting a folk group from the SE region of Bela krajina bringing "Zeleni Jurij" (Green George), a pagan figure symbolising spring and fertility, and a folk group from Croatia.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA.

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk hosting "Zeleni Jurij" (Green George), a pagan figure from the SE region of Bela krajina symbolising spring and fertility.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk accepting a birch branch, as a symbol of spring, from a folk group from the SE region of Bela krajina.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA.

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk hosting a folk group from the SE region of Bela krajina bringing "Zeleni Jurij" (Green George), a pagan figure symbolising spring and fertility, and a folk group from Croatia.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA.

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk hosting "Zeleni Jurij" (Green George), a pagan figure from the SE region of Bela krajina symbolising spring and fertility.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk hosting a folk group from the SE region of Bela krajina bringing "Zeleni Jurij" (Green George), a pagan figure symbolising spring and fertility, and a folk group from Croatia (pictured).
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA.

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk hosting a folk group from the SE region of Bela krajina bringing "Zeleni Jurij" (Green George), a pagan figure symbolising spring and fertility, and a folk group from Croatia (pictured).
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA.

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk hosting "Zeleni Jurij" (Green George), a pagan figure from the SE region of Bela krajina symbolising spring and fertility.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk hosting a folk group from the SE region of Bela krajina bringing "Zeleni Jurij" (Green George), a pagan figure symbolising spring and fertility.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA.

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