Culture in SLovenia

National and University Library in Ljubljana. The building, constructed in 1941, represents one of architect Jože Plečnik's most monumental works. (Photo: Grega Wernig)

Almost every Slovenian is by nature a writer, painter, cook, dancer, wine-maker, musician, director, actor, blogger or engraver. They know how to create art out of everything they love. In addition to artists with various skills and crafts that have been handed down from generation to generation, Slovenians are also successful in many modern art forms accessible to all generations.

Cultural events are unbelievably well attended – various festivals (especially in the summer months) thrill visitors who come from near and far. Theatre and concerts are popular, Slovenians love to read and are proud of their cultural tradition. We should mention France Prešeren, a poet who became the pride of Slovenian poetry and author of Slovenia’s national Anthem, Zdravljica. The anthem appeals for the coexistence of nations and is a zdravljica, or toast, to all people of good heart. covers information on cultural producers, venues, festivals and support services in Slovenia, all in one place. It encourages international cultural exchange in the fields of arts, culture and heritage. offers an up to date address book that can be searched by the region, discipline or type. strives to broaden and promote international cultural cooperation, as well as knowledge and recognition of Slovene culture. Read more 

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