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Slovenian fesativals&customs


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Slovenian fesativals&customs

  2. 2. <ul><li>Festivals are an important form of arts presentation and a significant tool for international co-operation with Slovenia. Every year international festivals host professionals - artists as well as critics - from various artistic fields </li></ul><ul><li>the Vilenica International Writers’ Gathering </li></ul><ul><li>the Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) </li></ul><ul><li>the Ljubljana International Biennial of Graphic Art </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Ljubljana as a capital is undoubtedly the central site for festival activity, and its rich cultural life includes international festivals all year round . Some important international festivals also take place in the regions </li></ul><ul><li>Ljubljana Summer Festival </li></ul><ul><li>the Trnfest Festival </li></ul><ul><li>International Street Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>the Brežice Festival </li></ul><ul><li>the Lent Festival </li></ul><ul><li>the Rock Otočec - Festival </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE BREŽICE FESTIVAL <ul><li>Musical styles from different european countries </li></ul><ul><li>Old music (from middle ages to today) </li></ul><ul><li>3 parts of festival : Klasika, Akadema, Evromreža </li></ul>
  5. 5. THE LENT FESTIVAL <ul><li>More then 400 concerts in Lent on banks of Drava (Maribor) </li></ul><ul><li>Different styles of music </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest international festival in Slovenia </li></ul>
  6. 6. THE ROCK OTOČEC FESTIVAL <ul><li>Dance in the mud </li></ul><ul><li>Every year for three days </li></ul><ul><li>Raj je raj na Rock otočcu means: Paradise is a paradise on Rock otočec </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>National festivals usually present an opportunity for an overview of recent creative activity and are often the occasion for giving awards. </li></ul><ul><li>the Days of Comedy </li></ul><ul><li>the Slovene Drama Week </li></ul><ul><li>the Festival of Slovene Film </li></ul>
  8. 8. The new media festivals in Slovenia also comprise: THE FESTIVAL OF SLOVENE FILM <ul><li>In auditorium in Portorož </li></ul><ul><li>5 hours of slovenian feature film production </li></ul>
  9. 9. the MAGDALENA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of Creative Communication <ul><li>a non-profit festival of creativity, organi z ed and managed by young people for the young people </li></ul><ul><li>a three-day event taking place in Maribor in May every year </li></ul>
  10. 10. In 2012 Slovenia will be European Capital of Culture ! <ul><li>Last but not least, Slovenia hosts a wide range of traditional festivals, such as the traditional: </li></ul><ul><li>Kurentovanje at Ptuj </li></ul><ul><li>the Cerknica Carnival </li></ul><ul><li>the Lace Festival </li></ul>
  11. 11. KURENTOVANJE at PTUJ <ul><li>The most important carnival event in Slovenia </li></ul><ul><li>Kurent or Korant is the most famous traditional carnival figure of the entire region . There are two types of Kurent: t he so-called &quot;feathery&quot; and the &quot;horned&quot; one. He wears sheep skin coat, around its waist hangs a chain with huge bells, heavy boots and gaiters protect feet, while the head is covered by a cap. A wooden club is normally carried in the left hand. </li></ul>
  12. 12. THE CERKNICA CARNIVAL <ul><li>On the first day the so-called Žaganje babe (Sawing the Old Hag). </li></ul><ul><li>Next day, t he main Carnival day, Cerknica becom es the capital city of fairy tales and play host to numerous fairy-tale creatures. </li></ul><ul><li>Typical for this carnival are also witches from the mountain of Slivnica </li></ul>
  13. 13. THE LACE FESTIVAL <ul><li>Every summer in Idrija </li></ul><ul><li>important part of Slovenian cultural heritage </li></ul>
  14. 14. CUSTOMS
  15. 15. <ul><li>GIBANICA - tipical cake from Prekmurje </li></ul><ul><li>in english also: Over Mura moving cake  </li></ul><ul><li>Dough 8 cups flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 pint sour cream 2 cups milk (about), scalded 2 ounces yeast 3 egg yolks, beaten 1/4 pound sweet butter </li></ul><ul><li>Filling 1 1/2 pounds ground nuts 1 tablespoon honey 3 egg whites 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup heavy milk or cream 1/3 cup sweet butter </li></ul>
  16. 16. Traditional Homemade PIRHI EGGS The oldest tradition is to make dyed or painted chicken egg s PISANICE - Fragile and Beautiful Wax ornaments plotted with a &quot;pisalk a &quot; in which the y’re melting wax over a candle flame
  17. 17. <ul><li>LACE - Weaving threads of past times </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Instrument – ACCORDION </li></ul><ul><li>KURENT or KORANT </li></ul>
  18. 18. Prepared by <ul><li>Pia Terzić Maja Plestenjak Kristina Keber </li></ul>