Mass Quadrille Dance Promotes Alcohol-Free Partying

Ljubljana/Maribor/Celje, 21 May - Thousands of secondary-school graduates danced in the streets of cities around Slovenia on Friday to the tune of Strauss' quadrille from the opera "Bat" at a traditional event, which turned its focus this year from breaking records to promoting alcohol-free partying. President Danilo Tuerk addressed the dancers in Maribor.

Maribor
Secondary-school graduates dancing a mass quadrille at the Graduation Parade 2010.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Maribor
Secondary-school graduates dancing a mass quadrille at the Graduation Parade 2010.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Maribor
President Danilo Tuerk addressing secondary-school graduates dancing a mass quadrille at the Graduation Parade 2010.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Maribor
Secondary-school graduates dancing a mass quadrille at the Graduation Parade 2010.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
Secondary-school graduates dancing a mass quadrille at the Graduation Parade 2010.
Photo: Matej Leskovsek/STA

Ljubljana
Secondary-school graduates dancing a mass quadrille at the Graduation Parade 2010.
Photo: Matej Leskovsek/STA

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