Habits and customs play an important role in the everyday life of Slovenians. Discover Slovenia through its customs as a part of its intangible cultural heritage.
Slovenian Wedding Traditions
Nowadays, many Slovenians live in cohabitation (živeti na koruzo) but wedding traditions remain an important part of the culture, especially when they do get married. If you plan to marry a Slovenian, knowing about them can be quite useful! 🙂
Back in the “old days”, houses were commonly identified by their hišna imena – house name, especially in old villages. It is an important part of the Slovenian culture and history.
Made in Slovenia
When I’m traveling or visiting new places, I love to bring back some souvenir with me. There are many fabulous “made in Slovenia” items for you to discover!
One of the most popular activities for Slovenians, from the end of March to November, is to go mushroom-picking. Due to three different climates, a wide variety of mushrooms grow in abundance.
Known as 8 days of feast, the osmica is a 200 years old tradition in the Karst region. It is a great opportunity to taste homemade food and wine from the local farms.
Located on the Slovenian coast, the traditional art of salt-harvest takes place in Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, following a centuries-old process. Precious and gourmet solni cvet – fleur de sel, are produced.
There are around 50 dialects, divided into 7 regions in Slovenia. It is funny to say, but sometimes, even some native Slovenians might have difficulty understanding each others.
An interesting part of the linguistic heritage of Slovene can be found in its slang – an informal language, usually more spoken than written. Please note that I live near Tržič, which is close to the Austrian border, therefore, many of the slang are inspired by German.
- Colloquial Slovene – Vocabulary
- Learn Slovenian Slang #001
- Learn Slovenian Slang #002
- Learn Slovenian Slang #003
Slovenian Random Facts
Random but interesting facts that I’ve discovered about Slovenia. It is part of the culture and heritage.
There are more Slovenian Heritage to learn about…
… to be continued.