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Slovenia honours artists on Culture Day

Ljubljana, 8 February - Slovenia is observing Culture Day on Friday, a bank holiday dedicated to artists and their work. While virtually every town will hold at least a small ceremony, President Borut Pahor will honour writer Florjan Lipuš, a member of the Slovenian minority in Austria, with the Golden Order of Service for his contribution to literature.

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Marta Pihlar accepts the Prešeren Prize for lifetime achievement on behalf of her spouse, director Filip Robar Dorin.
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Costume designer Bjanka Adžić Ursulov receives the Prešeren Prize for lifetime achievement.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Marta Pihlar accepts the Prešeren Prize for lifetime achievement on behalf of her spouse, director Filip Robar Dorin.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Costume designer Bjanka Adžić Ursulov receives the Prešeren Prize for lifetime achievement.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Costume designer Bjanka Adžić Ursulov receives the Prešeren Prize for lifetime achievement.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Costume designer Bjanka Adžić Ursulov receives the Prešeren Prize for lifetime achievement.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Architects Aljoša Dekleva and Tina Gregorič Dekleva recieve the Prešeren Fund Prize.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Animated film maker Dušan Kastelic received the Prešeren Fund Prize.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Actor Maruša Majer receives the Prešeren Fund Prize.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Composer Tomaž Svete receives the Prešeren Fund Prize.
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Prešeren Fund board chaor Vinko Möderndorfer addressing the Prešeren Prize award ceremony.
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Choir conductor Martina Batič receives the Prešeren Fund Prize.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Poet Jure Jakob receives the Prešeren Fund Prize.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Prešeren Prize laureates are honoured on the eve of Culture Day.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Prešeren Prizes are given out on the eve of Culture Day.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Prešeren Prizes are given out on the eve of Culture Day.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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