Don’t miss in 2017…
Don’t miss in 2017…
Exploring green, active, and healthy Slovenia in the heart of Europe is full of interesting and great experiences all year around. Are you looking for ideas for an adventure in 2017?
During the winter, don’t miss the traditional international competitions in skiing and ski jumping, or simply enjoy the white slopes at the skiing resorts. The first starts this weekend with the women’s championship Golden Fox in Maribor, while male skiers will compete at the Vitranc Cup at Kranjska Gora at the beginning of March. Cheer for the best ski jumpers at Planica 2017 at the final competition of the season.
We invite spring with culture and ‘kurents’ at Kurentovanje in Ptuj. One of the largest ethnographic festivals in Europe will begin in Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian town, on 2nd February and will reach the peak of the festival on 26th February. The kurent is a traditional Slovenian Shrovetide mask with rattling bells fastened to a sheepskin to chase away winter and call for a good harvest.
In summer, we enjoy hiking adventures and culinary festivals. The opening of the hiking season takes place in the Brda Hills in April, among the romantic rolling hills covered with grapevines and olive and fruit trees. This is also the beginning of the Let’s Hike Slovenia initiative, which then continues into the summer and autumn. In June, the trees of the Brda Hills offer the heavy weight of large, sweet cherries. Visit the Cherry Festival, which is one of the largest culinary festivals in Slovenia.
While we prepare for winter, autumn in Slovenia smells of pumpkins, persimmons, chestnuts, and wine. In November, Slovenians all over the country celebrate the arrival of the young wine. Don’t miss the Old Vine Festival and St. Martin’s celebrations in Maribor, the second largest Slovenian town in the eastern part of the country, where the oldest grapevine in the world still bears fruit to this day.
Read more about the adventures in green, active and healthy Slovenia here.