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Slovenia Celebrates May Day as Curbing of Rights Looms

Ljubljana, 1 May - Traditional bonfires were lit around Slovenia on the eve of May Day, one of the biggest festivities being the gathering organised by the ZSSS trade union confederation on Ljubljana's Rožnik Hill, which was accompanied by a major rock concert as every year. President Danilo Türk addressed a Labour Day ceremony on Tuesday.

Ljubljana
Traditional bonfire gathering on the eve of May Day organised by the ZSSS trade union association on the Rožnik hill in Ljubljana.
Pictured: ZSSS president Dušan Semolič (right)
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Javorovica nad Šentjernejem
President Danilo Türk addresses a ceremony marking Labour Day.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
On the eve of Labour Day, bonfires are traditionally lit on hills around Slovenia to draw attention to worker's rights.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
File photo

Javorovica nad Šentjernejem
President Danilo Türk (centre) addresses a ceremony marking Labour Day.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Javorovica nad Šentjernejem
President Danilo Türk addresses a ceremony marking Labour Day.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Traditional bonfire gathering on the eve of May Day organised by the ZSSS trade union association on the Rožnik hill in Ljubljana.
Pictured: ZSSS president Dušan Semolič
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Traditional bonfire gathering on the eve of May Day organised by the ZSSS trade union association on the Rožnik hill in Ljubljana.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Traditional bonfire gathering on the eve of May Day organised by the ZSSS trade union association on the Rožnik hill in Ljubljana.
Pictured: ZSSS president Dušan Semolič
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Traditional bonfire gathering on the eve of May Day organised by the ZSSS trade union association on the Rožnik hill in Ljubljana.
Pictured: ZSSS president Dušan Semolič
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Traditional bonfire gathering on the eve of May Day organised by the ZSSS trade union association on the Rožnik hill in Ljubljana.
Pictured: ZSSS president Dušan Semolič
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Traditional bonfire gathering on the eve of May Day organised by the ZSSS trade union association on the Rožnik hill in Ljubljana.
Pictured: ZSSS president Dušan Semolič
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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