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President calls for culture of dialogue on Culture Day

Vrba, 8 February - Numerous events are taking place across Slovenia on Monday to celebrate Culture Day, a national holiday in honour of the country's greatest poet, France Prešeren. President Borut Pahor, who addressed a ceremony in Vrba, northern Slovenia, the birthplace of the 19th century poet, called for the culture of dialogue and understanding of each other.

Vrba
President Borut Pahor addresses central ceremony to mark Culture Day, celebrating Slovenia's greatest poet France Prešeren.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Slovenian actors recite France Prešeren's poems in front of the monument dedicated to him.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Vrba
President Borut Pahor (left) and Žirovnica mayor Leopold Pogačar attend the central ceremony to mark Culture Day, celebrating Slovenia's greatest poet France Prešeren.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Vrba
President Borut Pahor addresses central ceremony to mark Culture Day, celebrating Slovenia's greatest poet France Prešeren.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Slovenian actors recite France Prešeren's poems in front of the monument dedicated to him.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor, Culture Minister Julijana Bizjak Mlakar and chair of the board selecting Prešeren Prize laureates Janez Bogataj lay a wreath at the monument to France Prešeren.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor, Culture Minister Julijana Bizjak Mlakar and chair of the board selecting Prešeren Prize laureates Janez Bogataj lay a wreath at the monument to France Prešeren.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor, Culture Minister Julijana Bizjak Mlakar and chair of the board selecting Prešeren Prize laureates Janez Bogataj lay a wreath at the monument to France Prešeren.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor, Culture Minister Julijana Bizjak Mlakar and chair of the board selecting Prešeren Prize laureates Janez Bogataj lay a wreath at the monument to France Prešeren.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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