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Priests Bless Horses on St. Stephen's Day

Ljubljana, 26 December - Horse owners brought their animals to church on Friday for blessing on St. Stephen's Day, and many congregations around the country saw priests step out of the church to bless the animals. The biggest blessing was held in the town of Šentjernej (SE), with almost 150 horsemen and more than 3,000 people attending.

Šentjernej
The 156th horse blessing ceremony on St. Stephen's Day
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 156th horse blessing ceremony on St. Stephen's Day
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 156th horse blessing ceremony on St. Stephen's Day
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 156th horse blessing ceremony on St. Stephen's Day
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Šentjernej
The 156th horse blessing ceremony on St. Stephen's Day
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

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