Osmice - eight days of wine, food and fun
In the Karst region, the two-hundred-year-old tradition
of osmice (‘eights’) is alive and kicking today like never before. The permission for wine-growing farmers to have eight days in the year
when they can sell their surplus wine, home-made cured pršut ham and other dried meats without paying tax
, is the guarantee of a sociable
event full of fun
. Home-baked bread, potica cake and štruklji dumplings will get you in the right mood
. The osmice days take place throughout the year, and along the roads and at crossroads signs for them are fixed to bouquets of ivy.