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May will be the month of competitions, celebrations, festivals, grand openings and world-record-breaking events. Four finalist destinations in Slovenia are competing for the EDEN award − the theme of the 2011 European Destinations of Excellence competition is ‘Tourism and the Regeneration of Physical Sites’.

On 21 May, Bohinj will become the host of the International Wild Flower Festival for the fifth consecutive year. Bled castle will be celebrating a thousand years since its first mention in written records; the main ceremony will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 21 and 22 May 2011. Predjama Castle will give birth to a very special edition of Erasmus Sparkling Wine.

The renovation of once very popular pearl of Slovenian tourism, even visited by English royalty and numerous local and foreign tourists, began a few years ago. The completely renovated Rimske terme spa is reopening its doors at the end of this May. Hostel Celica in Ljubljana has been awarded several times so far by international tourism industry professionals; now it received the Hoscar award. The Secondary School Graduates` Parade has been entered into several editions of the Guinness Book of Records as a world-record-breaking synchronous dance. This year it is to be held on 20 May.

Read more in the press news for May.

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