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June 2015

Wine Festival at Old Vine House – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

June 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm - July 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Old Vine House, Vojašniška ulica 8
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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At the same time as many artistic events are held during the traditional summer Lent Festival,  the house of oldest vine in the world organizes the wine event right in the  center of the festival's venue. Wines from all Slovenian wine regions will be presented during two weeks time:   Friday, 26 June: Furmint Evening Saturday, 27 June: Chardonnay Evening Sunday, 28 June: Cuvée Evening Monday, 29 June: Welschriesling Evening Tuesday, 30 June: White Wine Evening Wednesday, 1 July: Riesling Evening Thursday, 2 July: Sauvignon Evening Friday, 3 July: Barrique…

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June 2016

MalVin Festival – Novo Mesto, South – Eastern Slovenia

June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Novo Mesto – Glavni Trg, Glavni Trg
Novo Mesto, 8000 Slovenia
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MalVin Festival (also named Small Festival of Grand Wines) takes place in the historical centre of Novo Mesto, city in the South-eastern Slovenia.  Novo Mesto is surrounded by vineyards, mostly planted with grapes used to produce Cviček, easy drinking wine of white and red grape varieties, with low alcohol, higher acidity well-known for its healing effects. Predominantly wine event is accompanied by rich culinary and artistic program and it is spanning over the whole weekend. Novo Mesto is a destination worth visiting…

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August 2016

Pun Pisker – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

August 12, 2016 at 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Maribor Centre -Trg Leona Štuklja, Trg Leona Štuklja
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Pun Pisker (which can be translated to full pot of food) presents offer of the local restaurants, wine and beer in the centre of Maribor. Event takes place every Friday in the summer months from 10 am to 10 pm. This is essentially street food event, nevertheless on the menu are some very innovative dishes prepared with local ingredients at affordable prices. Selection of wines is good and truly local (coming from vineyards less than 20 km away) and provide fine…

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December 2016

Wine Thursday – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

December 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dvorni Bar, Dvorni trg 2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Every Thursday wine bar "Dvorni Bar" and wine house Koželj organize wine event dedicated to specific wine maker or type of wine. This Thursday visitors will be tasting sparkling wines and Champagnes. We believe this could be a great way to start the festive season.

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October 2017

Štirje MARTINOVI okusi v mestu – Nova Gorica, Western Slovenia

October 28, 2017
Nova Gorica, Bevkov trg
Nova Gorica, 5000 Slovenia
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Nova Gorica is the town on the far west of Slovenia. Historically it has always been on the crossroads of different cultures and is today a vibrant and lively town with flourishing wine and food scene. Nova Gorica and the neighboring Gorizia in Italy are the twin towns, surrounded by some of the most exciting and promising wine regions in Europe: Kras, Goriška Brda and Vipava valley in Slovenia and Colio in Italy. The idea behind the event "Štirje MARTINOVI…

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March 2018

Odprta Kuhna food market – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 23, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Open Market Ljubljana (Source www.slovenia.info,, author,Jošt Gantar) Odprta Kuhna – Open Kitchen is almost a year long open air gastronomic event which takes place every Friday throughout the spring, summer and autumn. It is held on “Pogačarjev trg” square in the Ljubljana City Centre – which is essentially part of Ljubljana's Central Market. With Cathedral and Ljubljana Castle in the background and right next to the river banks you will be able to enjoy variety of world cuisine, wine and…

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April 2018

Chocolate Festival – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, 4240 Slovenia + Google Map

Radovljica old town (Source: www.slovenia.info) The Chocolate Festival, the first and only festival of this kind in Slovenia, is organised every year in April. Visit the Festival in the old town centre and taste, smell and see chocolate in a variety of forms, tastes and colours.

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The Countryside in the City: Gastronomy products from Slovenian farms – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

April 21, 2018
Ljubljana Central Market, Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje
Ljubljana, 2000 Slovenia
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Central Market in Ljubljana will host an event "The Countryside in the City: Gastronomy products from Slovenian farms". The event will include the presentation of fine food and wine, farmer's way of life and traditional arts. The Central Market is one of the centers of Ljubljana’s lively food scene: it hosts daily food market (worth visiting) and open Kitchen event (also published on our side). It is placed in the heart of the old town, surrounded by beautiful Plečnik arcades…

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May 2018

Festival Vinska vigred – Metlika, Southern Slovenia

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018
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Festival Vinska vigred is a traditional event, which takes place in the old town of Metlika. Much more than just a wine festival Vinska Vigred boasts wide selection of cultural events and many local specialties including the most famous Bela Krajina flat cake. During this 3 days event it is worthwhile to visit the other parts of the region and explore the beautiful landscape famous for its white birches, river Kolpa and interesting old towns Metlika,  Vinica ob Kolpi and…

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The week of the Cviček wine – Šentjernej, Southern Slovenia

May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Šentjernej, South Slovenia, Šentjernej
Šentjernej, 8310 Slovenia
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Traditional event The week of the Cviček wine celebrates iconic wine of South Slovenia (Dolenjska Region) - low alcoholic, light red wine, with characteristic acidity. Cviček has grown in popularity in the last decades and is now well regarded as a fresh, easy drinking, modern style wine. Additionally to low alcohol Cviček has very low level of remaining sugar and is therefore often recommended as a wine of choice for patients with diabetes. The week of Cviček wine presents many producers of…

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PortoRose – Rose & Rosé Festival, Portorose – Western Slovenia

May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Portorož, Portorož
Portorož, 6320 Slovenia
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Portorose hosts exclusive event in the beautiful rose gardens, located right in in the center of this coastal town. The festival blends the artistic events, horticulture and rose wine tasting. The event is a perfect introduction to the summer season with fresh and tasty wines and blues and jazz music.

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June 2018

“Zelen” wine festival – Vipavski Križ, Western Slovenia

June 9, 2018
Vipavski Križ, Vipavski Križ
Vipavski Križ, 5270 Slovenia
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Zelen is a native white wine variety which homeland is a picturesque Vipava valley in western Slovenia. The festival takes place in Vipavski Križ, small, medieval hillside town. Although small the town has several interesting sightseeing, reach history and the flourishing wine culture (http://www.vipavskadolina.si/en/splosno/vipavski-kriz).  

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Karst prosciutto festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

June 9, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Prosciutto from Slovenian Karst is celebrated in the city center of Slovenian capital. Known for its distinctive taste Karst prosciutto is superb local product and also a great wine companion (more info: http://www.kras.si/?lng=eng&vie=ctl&gr1=kraPrs)

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Ljubljana Wine Route – Summer wine spoils – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

June 16, 2018
Ljubljana Centre, Stritarjeva ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Ljubljana Wine Route – lively event in the historical centre of Slovenian capital Ljubljana with wines from all Slovenian wine regions and a large selection of delicious local products.

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Sladolent – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

June 23, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Lent, Usnjarska ulica 10
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Festival Lent is one of the biggest summer festivals in Slovenia and Sladolent is a culinary part of it. Set in the old part of the city Lent on the river banks the festival is a lively mixture of music, theatre, dance and other art performances. The food and wine part is taking an important role in the last couple of years. Sladolent features some of the best Slovenian chefs, offering their creations in the street food way.

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July 2018

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival – Ljutomer, Eastern Slovenia

July 10, 2018 - July 14, 2018
Ljutomer Ljutomer, Eastern SLovenia Slovenia + Google Map

Jeruzalem wine region (source: www.slovenia.info, author: Marco Coppo) Just a stroll away from the famous Jeruzalem wine region, Grossmann Film and Wine Festival takes over the streets and venues of Ljutomer town every year during the summer time. Accompanied by the wines from the surrounding hills it is truly enjoyable event and must see for all fans of fantasy movies and fine drinks.

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Taste Bled – Bled, western Slovenia

July 20, 2018 - August 22, 2018
Bled, Cesta Svobode 10
Bled, 4260 Slovenia
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Bled is one of the Slovenian most famous destinations. Alpine lake with island nested in the centre of Slovenian Julian Alps attracts many people from around the world. Taste Bled is a lively event on the Bled lakeside promenade with local culinary delights, art program, and live music.  

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August 2018

Bled Wine Festival – Bled, Western Slovenia

August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Bled, Cesta Svobode 10
Bled, 4260 Slovenia
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Wine festival in one of the most famous Slovenian tourist destinations will present over 20 established Slovenian winemakers. This 3-day event will take place on the Lakeside promenade.

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Fish soup competition – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

August 18, 2018
Lendava, Lendava
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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Hearty fish chowders will be cooked in Lendava during the annual International fish chowder competition. Lendava is a town in eastern Slovenia well known for its Pannonian culinary delights - in 2011 Lendava was proclaimed the world capital of bograč – a traditional indigenous stew cooked with different types of meats slow cooked in a heavy pot (information on the festival Bogračijada which celebrates this dish is also published on our page) Lendava is also a bilingual town where both…

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Days of Poetry and Wine – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

August 22, 2018 - August 25, 2018
Ptuj Ptuj, Slovenia + Google Map

Days of Poetry and Wine is an international event which is held every summer in the oldest Slovenian city Ptuj. The festival is an exciting mixture of art performances and tasting of good local wines, seasoned with easy going, charming atmosphere of this small, medieval town. The program of the festival includes exhibitions, poetry readings, wine tasting and more, creating a special vibe on the medieval streets and squares. And just to recall - wise Greek poet Homer once said:”…

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Festival Vinarium Bogračfest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

August 25, 2018
Lendava, old city centre, Glavna ulica
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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In the old town of Lendava, amidst the historical townhouses at the foot of the picturesque Lendava vineyards, the largest competition in cooking bograč in Slovenia has been held for over a decade now. The event is actually a culinary festival, during which bograč is massively prepared in cauldrons along the main street by the competing teams. Apart from this traditional food of the wine-growing region, various other local delicacies are served: Lendava pretzels, crackling cakes, etc. Finally, this varied…

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September 2018

Festival Vinarium, Grape Harvest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

September 1, 2018
Lendava, old city centre, Glavna ulica
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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Lendavska trgatev (grape harvest in Lendava) is a traditional early autumn wine and food event, with many additional entertaining performances. It is dedicated to the celebration of the grape harvest, one of the most important vineyard tasks in the year. The vineyards of this region are located on the hills behind the town of Lendava. In the relatively small wine region of around 500 hectares, more than 4000 winemakers produce primarily white wines. The region is small but versatile and…

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Tržič Bržola Festival – Tržič, North-Western Slovenia

September 2, 2018
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The inhabitants of Tržič celebrate their traditional stew with the one-day festival each autumn. The event takes place in the old town center. The stews are cooked over an open fire, in the old, traditional way.

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Slovenjgraška gostilna – Slovenj Gradec, North – Eastern Slovenia

September 22, 2018
Slovenj Gradec, Glavni Trg
Slovenj Gradec, 2380 Slovenia
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The town of Slovenj Gradec organizes this one-day event, with the aim to promote local cuisine and traditional dishes of the region. On the menu will be traditional dishes - veal stew and dumplings, cooked by the members of local communities. Slovenj Grades is a capital of Slovenian Carinthia, a mountainous region, which boasts picturesque small towns, beautiful landscape and much interesting sightseeing. The region offers plenty of outdoor activities and great traditional food. For more information please use the…

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Festival of wine and white truffles – Kubed, Western Slovenia

September 23, 2018
Kubed, Kubed 6272 Slovenia + Google Map

The Festival of wine and white truffles highlights one of the greatest culinary delicacies and its pairing with wine. The white truffles can be found in Slovenian Istria have a special character and taste and are very popular among food lovers. The event takes place in the small village, not far from the coastal city Koper. Festival introduces a variety of dishes from the white truffles and the Restaurant " Jakomin Kubed " offers a gourmet menu with white truffles.

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Sweet Istria – Koper, Western Slovenia

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Koper City Centre Koper, 6000 Slovenia + Google Map

The annual Sweet Istria (Sladka Istra) Festival is a great way to discover the coastal city of Koper and enjoy desserts and other sweet delicacies which will be offered on the stands set up in the old city centre. Sweet Istria is the biggest event of its kind in Slovenia and it attracts a large number of locals and tourists. Besides the tastings and sightseeing program includes workshops, master classes, and entertainment performances. The part of the event is also 3 sweet contests…

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Old Vine Festival – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

September 29, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Maribor, Vojašniška ulica 8
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Old Vine Festival – There are few places in the world which seem to have special, deep connection to the particular subject. Maribor definitely is such place. Through the history city was  strongly linked to the wine production, wine trading and distinguished wine culture. Vineyards are located all around the city and in it’s centre there is a Queen: majestic and grandiose – the Oldest Vine in the World. And as with all Queen’s birthdays –  Yearly celebration  has to be great,…

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Rural holiday in Svečina – Svečina, Eastern Slovenia

September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Svečina, Svečina 2201 Slovenia + Google Map

Rural holiday in Svečinal is a lively weekend event which takes place in the centre of well-known wine region in north -eastern Slovenia. Right next to the border with Austria, winemakers from Svečina produce one of the best white wines in Slovenia, usually fresh, dry or off dry with characteristic acidity and aromas. Festival boasts many interesting events; from nordic walking across Svečina and Austria wine hills to the grape harvest accompanied by the local folk singers and former wine…

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October 2018

Carpaccio story – Koper, Western Slovenia

October 5, 2018
Carpacciov square, Koper, Carpacciov trg
Koper, 5000 Slovenia
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Carpaccio story is an interesting concept, narrative telling event happening in Koper, a seaside town in western Slovenia. The event celebrates Carpaccio, the dish which was invented in 1950 in Venice's Harry's Bar by Giuseppe Cipriani. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpaccio). The name of the dish goes far back, to the 15th-century Venice painting school, when Vittore Carpaccio created the paintings in the characteristic red/white tones. Carpaccio spent a long time oh his life in Koper and here is how it all comes together.…

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Jestival Food & Art festival – Kobarid, Western Slovenia

October 6, 2018
Kobarid Kobarid, 5222 Slovenia + Google Map

Jestival is a one-day Food and Art festival held every year in a little town of Kobarid. Kobarid lies on river Soča – divine, turquoise coloured and the astonishing clean alpine river which flows along the Slovenian border to Italy and is one of the main touristic attractions of the region. In the last few years, the region established itself as an ideal festival location, featuring great organization and smart marketing. Jestival is a food event which promotes local food…

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Čokoljana chocolate festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 20, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Čokoljana is an outdoor festival which takes place in the old Ljubljana and is fully dedicated to chocolate and chocolate delicacies. It is a lively event with workshops, presentations and of course lots of tastings.

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VinDel Salon – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

October 24, 2018
Hotel Draš, Pohorska ulica 57
Maribor, Slovenia 2000 Slovenia
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VinDel - International Wine & Delicacy Salon is a delightful event and showcase of Slovenian wine and food offer. It takes place under the hill of Pohorje in the outskirts of Maribor city. Proudly proclaimed as "The most delicious day of the year", great selection of wines and delicacies will be offered,  accompanied by the culinary events, workshops, and guided tastings.

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Grill & BBQ Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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In the center of Ljubljana Grill & BBQ Festival showcasing the best of Slovenia BBQ scene. The event will host also Slovenian craft beer and winemakers.

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November 2018

Wine tour in the tunnels under Kranj – Kranj, Northern Slovenia

November 9, 2018 - November 10, 2018
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Wine tour in the tunnels under Kranj is an exciting wine event held in the tunnels under the old town of Kranj, a capital of Gorenjska region in northern Slovenia. Winemakers from all Slovene wine regions will be present and some from abroad. You will be able to taste local specialties and enjoying in the unusual, yet the interesting atmosphere of the venue. Kranj is worth to visit. It is the fourth largest Slovenian city, with the well-preserved city centre,…

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Ljubljana wine route/St. Martin’s – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

November 10, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ljubljana Centre, Stritarjeva ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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St. Martin's Day (Martinovanje) - in Slovenia St. Martin's Day  is regarded as a most important wine day of the year - this is the day when must turns into wine. The events and celebrations take place all around Slovenia, and a special menus including roasted goose with red cabbage and mlinci (traditional pasta made from dried flat bread) are often served with the glass of the new wine. In Ljubljana the day is celebrated with the event which presents extensive selection of Slovenian wines…

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St. Martin`s Day Celebrations in Maribor – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

November 11, 2018
Maribor Centre, Trg Svobode
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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It should not come as a big surprise that among many events celebrating St. Martin’s Day the one in Maribor is the largest in Slovenia. Town of old Vine, historically so well connected with wine is celebrating the birth of new wine grandiosely in one of the main city's squares. The legends says the inhabitants of the city "old Mariborčani" believe this is the most important day of the year -  more important than any public holidays...It certainly might be the most cheerful.

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