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Giant potica cake before Easter

Giant potica cake before Easter | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Association of rural women from Prebold (Slovenia) has recently organised the 10th Festival of potica cakes, which took place on 22 and 23 March 2013 in Prebold, where the giant cake baked in the form of Easter potica cake was launched. Its diameter was of 158 cm. It was baked in a bakery Fijavž in Šempeter in Savinja walley, the main master was Andrej Voh.

The giant cake was officially measured and reported for entry in the Guinness Book of Records: it was in the owen for 4 hours, and could be stretched to almost 5 metres long cake. What were the ingridients spent?

     10 kg of fine flour and 3 kg crisp flour
     10 kg of nuts
     70 eggs
     9 liters of milk
     3 kg of butter
     3 kg of sugar
     4 kg of dried grape berries and
     400 grams of yeast.

Official measurements for the Guinness Book of World Records was held at the evening event - Festival of cakes in Prebold, 22 March 2013. The event was visited by famous Slovenian ethnologist Dr. Janez Bogataj, who is preparing a monograph on potica cakes.

 

On open call, who in Slovenia could make a large model for giant cake, responded Slovenian Society of Ceramicists and Potters and Pottery of Dobovšek Sebastian and Tatjana, who finaly made a giant model named St. Barbara's model.

The model manufacturing was not an easy task, either. Technological solutions have come up with an experienced potter Bostjan Dobovšek and Technologist Association Blaz Konc. Seven members of the Association on Saturday, 16 February 2013, gathered in Boštjan's workshop in Žalna, where they worked diligently throughout the day. They spend 230 hours of work for modelling and burning clay, which was then cared for drying. They have made 34 kg heavy model with the extent of over 490 cm. At the event on 15 March 2013 in Grosuplje the unique model was given to the President of Association of Rural Women from Prebold, Ms Danica Uplaznik.

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For the tenth Festival of potica cakes can be said that it is the traditional event, organized by the Association of Rural Women from Prebold on Friday and Saturday before Palm Sunday. Functioning of society and ideas that attracts both competitors and visitors from near and far surroundings, is the great merit of Danica Uplaznik, the President of the Society, who is assisted by the Municipality Prebold. In the expanded competition in Savinja Valley 66 contestants contributed cakes and pastries. In 2013 competition a Professional Commission awarded 33 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze medals. You can see their master pieces at: http://zeneprebold.wordpress.com/prireditve/festival-potic/

 

Normal potica cake from the picture above can be compared to the giant potica : http://www.obcinaprebold.si/galerija-slik/image/1631-#fwgallerytop

 

Baker Andrej Voh: http://zeneprebold.wordpress.com/mediji-o-nas/

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Tracking around Savinja valley

Predstavitev je zbirka vtisov s Savinjske planinske poti pospremljena s fotografijami, panoramskimi prikazi, animiranimi zemljevidi poti z raznimi podatki in...
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Staying in camping place Park enables you to discover lower Savinya Valley. In agricultural area you will find unique hop fields - hops for export are the most important crop (accounting for approximately 3% of world production). In the central part of the valley, arable fields, dairy and beef cattle, pig and poultry farming are also important in lowland areas. Forests and hills around the valley are excellent for tracking, but are an important source of income, too. Fruit is grown along the edges of the Lower Savinja Valley and in the eastern part of the region.

The presentation shows 180 km of pathways which can be managed in 1 week stay. But if you decide to visit only selected picks, experience of pure nature with biodiversity of plants and animals. Kind people and perserved national heritage may surprise you.

Service activities are concentrated mainly in Celje which is the third most important service centre in Slovenia. It is also an exhibition centre with the renowned annual International Craft Fair.

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Medieval Fair in Ljubljana, 20 May

Medieval Fair in Ljubljana, 20 May | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

One of the most popular Slovenia's Medieval Festivals.

 

The forthcoming Medieval Fair (20 May 2012), conceived as an open-air living history event, will try to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere in the midst of Ljubljana Old Town. Stalls at the fair will be selling medieval objects, food and drinks.

The fair will be accompanied by demonstrations of medieval handicraft techniques and nowadays unusual practices such as bloodletting using leeches, medieval dentistry, torture, etc. Accompanying events will also include creative workshops offering visitors an opportunity to try their hand at various handicrafts, and a theatre show featuring medieval buffoons.

The Official Travel Guide by Slovenian Tourist Board

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Idrija - on the Mercury Route

Idrija - on the Mercury Route | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The technical heritage of Idrija, formed above the Idrija Mercury Mine and developed together with it over the centuries, will be presented to you on the tour of the main technical monuments, all recently renovated, which bear witness to the magnificence of our oldest mining town.

 

In Idrija, a special type of house of Slovenia was formed in the past – the Idrija miner's house. This residential building, nowadays a museum, was built in the second half of the 18th century. In 1910, 18 people lived in it. In this renovated miner's house, arranged as a museum, you will get to know numerous stories about the lives of the Idrija miner and his family.

 

In the Idrija Municipal Museum at the Castle Gewerkenegg two exhibitions are hosted: ‘Five Centuries of the Idrija mine and town' and ‘Idrija Lace – a History Written in Thread’. Here, you will be able to connect everything you have seen and heard during the day in one place.

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Cipka Lace – a unique Slovenian handicraft - SNPJ

Cipka Lace – a unique Slovenian handicraft - SNPJ | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

In the 17th century, many Slovenian families began making bobbin lace in a variety of patterns. Lacemaking soon became an important handicraft, ensuring a means of survival to many families. It is still alive today!

All the “art” of Idrija lace (and thus Slovenian lace) is in the use of a special lacemaking technique and, most of all, in its original patterns. These have been given domestic names and are clearly distinguishable from other famous European styles.

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Family Tree: A City of Immigrants | Historic Indianapolis | All Things ...

Family Tree: A City of Immigrants | Historic Indianapolis | All Things ... | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The earliest naturalization records in Indiana date to 1807. Throughout the years various county courts handled naturalization proceedings. Even the Indiana Supreme Court naturalized people for a time. The process required foreign born peoples to follow a two-step process. They first had to file a declaration of intent to become naturalized, then file a petition for naturalization. Once their petition was approved, they received a certificate that granted them citizenship. The entire process took several years.

Before 1906, only men were required to file for naturalization. Women were not required to file until 1922. Before this time, they either became citizens automatically when their husbands were naturalized or by marrying a U.S. citizen. Likewise, children were automatically granted citizenship along with their fathers.

Slovenian Girls. Second-generation Slovenian girls in traditional costumes, via the Indiana Historical Society. Before 1906, only men were required to file for naturalization. Women were not required to file until 1922.
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With regard to the picture of Slovenian girls: I am afraid they are not in a very traditional dresses. National costumes look differently. Slovenia was at that time in Austria-Hungarian monarchy (until 1918) but traditional dressing code for that time in Slovenia differed by regions and was different in towns and countryside.
Also for a comment I doubt that it is relevant for Slovenian culture: in Slovenia you will not find any orthodox church. Slovenia is mainly with the Roman Catholic Church, only in its part neighboring Hungary is a minority with Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Is it possible that ‘Slovenian’ is confused for ‘Slavic’?

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Old Vine festival

Old Vine festival | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The Old Vine Festival is a top tourist culinary-wine-cultural festival in Maribor, the biggest tourist event in autumn. Over 500 participants were recorded this September. The next event will take place on 13 September 2013.

The Old Vine Festival is the main happening in the cycle of events From Vine to Wine, from pruning to St Martin’s Day celebrations, which in Maribor we prepare in the honour of the Old Vine, the oldest vine in the world. It was planted more than 400 years ago infront of a house on Vojašniška street in Maribor. The vine is documented by two pictures dated 1657 and 1681 (kept in museum in Graz, Austria).

The Old Vine is Maribor’s greatest ethnographic sight, which symbolises the rich wine culture of Maribor and Štajerska and is at the same time a starting point and finishing point wine roads, which intertwine the hilly town wine growing district.

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Fest of olive oil and chard

Fest of olive oil and chard | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Padna is one of the most picturesque Istrian villages in the hinterland of Piran. It is surrounded by olive plantations, where some trees are more than 300 years old. Welcome...

 

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Heroines in your family: International Women’s Day 2012

Heroines in your family: International Women’s Day 2012 | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Photo: Galt Museum & Archives on The Commons


MyHeritage Blog: International Women's Day is March 8, 2012 and they invite you to submit stories about the heroines in your family. They will showcase the best here in the blog. MyHeritage invites you also to post your stories and photos on their Facebook page or on Twitter @myheritage with the hashtag #WomenRock.

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Carnival celebration - Slovenia

Carnival celebration - Slovenia | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

via @SloveniaInfo - Official Travel Guide 

 

The time when the cold winter gives way to kinder spring has long been a good reason for numerous celebrations in Slovenia. Pust – or Carnival has most joyfully illustrated the beginning of a new cycle of nature and farming.

 

But the Carnival did not only mean an always welcome period of unbridled rejoicing, but in its original forms was based on a kind of pagan magical element which people used when trying to influence nature.

 

At the time of the Carnival, people talk about traditional masks: kurenti, laufarji from Cerkno, pustovi from Drežnica,  pozvačin from Prekmurje, šelme from Kostanjevica, škoromati from Brkini, mačkare from Dobrepolje and others. Every Slovenian region has its masks, some old and traditional, others more modern. Slovenia is told to be one of the richest countries in masks and if you visit the kurenti, laufarji and drežniški pusti, you will not be let down.

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