Celebrating St. Martin's Day in Slovenia

Published: 10.11.2023 More info

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Celebrating St. Martin's Day in Slovenia

St Martin's Day marks one of Slovenia's most widespread celebrations, highlighting the deep connection between the Slovenian people and the art of winemaking. Nowhere else in Europe will you witness celebration like this, making it an experience not to be missed. Pay attention especially to Maribor, adorned as the epicentre of St Martin's Day celebrations in Slovenia, as it hosts the holiday's grandest and most vibrant festivities.

Celebrating St. Martin's Day in Slovenia

Immerse yourself in the heart of Slovenia's vibrant wine culture with the most widespread celebration dedicated to wine—St Martin's Day. This festive occasion, observed on 11 November and extending its jubilant spirit for a week or two, stands as a quintessential expression of Slovenia's deep-rooted connection to winemaking. 

St. Martin's celebrations in Maribor

This iconic celebration, held at five locations in the city centre of Maribor, promises an immersive experience for both locals and visitors. Over 70 local wine and culinary providers will participate in this two-day event, offering the best of St. Martin's local dishes.

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Recognized as Slovenia's most renowned public celebration of St. Martin's Day, this event draws up to 20,000 visitors from Slovenia and beyond. The city centre of Maribor comes alive with the vibrant energy, featuring a diverse programme across various locations.

To truly capture the essence of this celebration, embark on a journey to the very source of wine—the picturesque vineyards and the skilled artisans, the winemakers. St. Martin's Day transcends geographical boundaries, spreading its festive charm not only across all Slovenian wine-growing regions but echoing from the sun-drenched Mediterranean Sea to the expansive Pannonian plains.

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We also invite you to listen to a special Feel Slovenia Podcast episode, in which we uncork the rich tapestry of Slovenia's wine traditions, taking you through the sprawling landscapes of vineyards and introducing you to top experts who unravel the nuanced art of wine appreciation. And if you haven't yet, listen also to the podcast on world's oldest grapevine and Maribor.

So, grab your favourite wine glass, sit back, and let the enchanting notes of Slovenian wine traditions transport you to a world where every sip is a celebration of culture, heritage, and the artistry of winemaking. 





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