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Horse Blessing Ceremonies Held on St Stephen's Day

Šentjernej, 26 December - More than 150 horsemen gathered for the annual horse blessing ceremony in the south-eastern village of Šentjernej on Wednesday in the biggest such traditional event celebrated throughout Slovenia on St Stephen's Day.

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej, Dolenja Stara vas.
154. blagoslov konj Štefanovo 2012.
Foto: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej, Dolenja Stara vas.
154. blagoslov konj Štefanovo 2012.
Foto: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej, Dolenja Stara vas.
154. blagoslov konj Štefanovo 2012.
Foto: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 154th annual horse blessing ceremony held in Šentjernej (SE) on St Stephen's Day.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

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