Reformation Day and All Saints’ Day in Slovenia

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Holidays are essential to tradition and figuring out and appreciating a nation’s holidays is usually a key think about having fun with a visit overseas.  In our first yr of touring full time after retiring from educating in Texas, we spent a few days in Slovenia and had been shocked that our go to coincided with not one, however two nationwide holidays.

When we plan journeys for our shoppers, we’re at all times effectively conscious of holidays. We speak about what could also be closed and what may be enjoyable to do on these particular days. Sometimes we plan round as of late so shoppers can keep away from vacation points if that’s their choice, or totally expertise the vacation if that’s what they are going to get pleasure from most! Be we completely missed that boat for ourselves on this journey – and it turned out nice anyway!

We arrived on Tuesday October 31 within the little city of Kobarid within the early afternoon.  We checked into our room and set out on a stroll to discover the city.  It was exceptionally quiet.  The info workplace was open so we stopped in to get some maps and had been advised that it was a vacation and that November 1 was a vacation too!  I had no concept!  I assumed for a second about what vacation it may probably be and almost made a joke about Halloween, however thought higher of it.  I realized that October 31 is Reformation Day in Slovenia. According to the Slovenian Times, “Reformation Day, which has been noticed in Slovenia since 1992, marks the day in 1517 when German priest Martin Luther made public “The Ninety-Five Theses”, which sparked the Protestant Reformation.  Although a predominantly Catholic nation, Slovenia has celebrated Reformation Day as a nationwide vacation since 1992 to recollect a turbulent but culturally wealthy interval within the sixteenth century that produced the primary ebook written within the Slovenian language.”



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