- My Country & Heritage
- This is my ancestry of which I am very proud
- n retrospect as I wander through the annals of
history, language, customs, traditions, folkloric dancing, art, and the glorious music which dates
back to an era where time stood still, I can but marvel at a nation that has withstood the winds of
time, who with diligence, self sacrifice and many hardships have rebuild their country, after
numberous wars, a feat not easily achieved, but they have done so, in unity with Slovenians living
- Never losing sight of their priceless yet so very
fragile heritage, a God given right to practise what their forefathers have handed down, generation
Slovenians, living at home and abroad have retained their language, culture, traditions and placed
them on show , for the World to see.
An achievement deserving merit
- Slovenia, a country half the size of Switzerland
tucked into a mountainous corner between Austria, Italy, Hungary, Croatia and the Adriatic Sea, with
its majestic Alps and their glacial valleys, rivers, and lakes, with its forests, mysterious karst
caves, and of course, the Adriatic Sea, makes for interesting living standards and a culture steeped
in a long history takes one back to ancient days.
- It is a mixture of the old and new, the
breath-taking views of the underground world of grottoes; and one's breath is taken away by the
beauty of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia; whilst the climb to the peaks of the
Julian Alps is stunning, one can but admire and marvel at the beauty off it all.
contrast of Slovenia's landscape surprises all, be they visitors or folks revisiting their home
Peaceful and quiet, Slovenia's population of
two million are an integrated society. Nearly 90 percent are Slovene and about 10 percent are
Italian, Hungarian, or nationalities from the former Yugoslav republics.
Most Slovenes speak English, German, or Italian as their second language and some speak other
languages as well. It is inbreed in them to be well versed in languages.
Ljubljana, Slovenia's attractive medieval
capital, is very cosmopolitan.
The city is dominated by an ancient castle
and adorned with baroque churches and classical public buildings. The city has an attractive
artistic life, especially in the domain of the performing arts; an international festival is
held every summer.
One of them
being the "kmetcha Hochzeit," where couples from around the world come together to be
married in a style so very unique to Slovenia itself.
"Kmetcha Hochzeit" - "the peasant wedding" is an annual event,, where
couples have to prove they are well prepared for a lifetime commitment. It is something that has
to be seen to be believed.
Slovenia for yourself, the most beautiful country on the sunny side of the Alps, and I lay claim
to this wonderful heritage, a culture rich pure and so very strong in every Slovenian no
matter where they may have roamed.
Slovenia of today is a far cry from the war torn country that it was whilst I resided there.
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