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Slovenian minorities celebrate Culture Day

In Trieste concert of prominent Slovenian composers

06 February, 10:09
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, FEB 6 - The Slovenian minority in Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy will celebrate Culture Day with a variety of events, according to the Slovenian news agency STA, noting that the 8 February holiday is an opportunity to celebrate Slovenian arts and culture as well as remember Romantic poet France Preseren (1800-1849).

Slovenians in Austria will mark Culture Day in Carinthia and Styria, with the first event taking place already on January 26 at the regional library in Graz. Slovenians in Croatia will celebrate Preseren Day for three days, with events taking place in Zagreb and Varazdin under the slogan Culture Unites Us. Poems by Preseren will be read in Szentgotthárd, Hungary, as part of a collaboration between the Slovenian Consulate and the Murska Sobota unit of Slovenia's Education Institute, and an exhibition of Pannonian houses typical of the area will open at the Lipa Cultural and Information Centre.

According to STA, the minority in Italy will hold its main Culture Day ceremony on February 12 in the center of Trieste, celebrating different cultures, as the concert of prominent Slovenian composers will be a collaboration of Italy's Friuli Venezia Giulia Orchestra and Slovenian conductor Tomaz Kukovic.

Another significant event will take place at the Gorizia Cultural Centre, where a documentary about Slovenian culture will be screened. (ANSA).

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