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President receives springtime mythological hero

Ljubljana, 25 April - President Borut Pahor received on Monday the Green George, a mythical figure from the south-eastern region of Bela krajina symbolising spring, happiness, abundance and new beginnings. The figure visits the Slovenian and Croatian presidents every year, handing them a birch branch as a symbol of a new beginning.

Ljubljana, Presidential Palace.
President Borut Pahor received Green George, a pagan figure from the south-eastern region of Bela krajina symbolising spring, happiness, abundance, and new beginnings.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana, Presidential Palace.
President Borut Pahor received Green George, a pagan figure from the south-eastern region of Bela krajina symbolising spring, happiness, abundance, and new beginnings.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana, Presidential Palace.
President Borut Pahor received Green George, a pagan figure from the south-eastern region of Bela krajina symbolising spring, happiness, abundance, and new beginnings.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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