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Slovenia

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Zip Facts about Slovenia:

  • Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia on June 25th 1991
  • There are many fun food festivals in Slovenia, including the Cabbage Festival, the Salt Makers’ Festival, Bean Day, and Chestnut Sunday
  • There is approximately one vineyard for every 70 people in Slovenia, and while the majority of wine produced is white, the oldest grape vine in the world resides here, is over 400 years old, and bears about 50 kilos of red grapes per year
  • To ensure a long and happy marriage, the groom traditionally carries his bride up 99 steps at the church on Bled Island
  • The dragon is the official symbol of Ljubljana (the capital city) which was reportedly slain by Jason (of Jason and the Argonauts)

Slovenia avgust-cernigojAvgust Černigoj (1898–1985)

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