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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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August 2017

Festival of Fish Delicacies in Bohinjska Bela – Bohinjska Bela, Northern Slovenia

August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Bohinjska Bela Bohinjska Bela, 4263 Slovenia + Google Map

Festival of Fish Delicacies in Bohinjska Bela is an annual event organised by the local fishing club. Additional to culinary delights, not limited to fish food only, you will be able to enjoy in music and entertainment program. The large tent will be set up to make sure that event takes place in every kind of weather.

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November 2017

Wine Taste Buds Events – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

November 23, 2017
Restaurant Vnukec, Ob Blažovnici 86
Limbuš, 2341 Slovenia
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Vinske Brbončice (Wine Taste Buds) – organizers of the culinary and tasting event s invite to the fine food and wine evening in the restaurant Vnukec in Maribor. This time they will present delicacies from white truffles and wines MonteMoro from Slovenian Istria region. For booking inquiries please contact: +386 41 512 881

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January 2018

GASTexpo Fair – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

January 31, 2018 - February 3, 2018
GR – Gospodarsko Razstavisce, Dunajska cesta 18
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Gastronomy fair in Ljubljana offering tastings, workshops, and competitions. This years program for the first time includes guided beer tasting and beer brewing workshops.

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February 2018

Traditional Herring Feast – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

February 14, 2018
Grand Hotel Union, Miklošičeva cesta 1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Traditional Herring Feast is a high class culinary event which takes place in one of the Ljubljana's most eminent hotel Grand Hotel Union . It's tradition goes way back in 1908 and during this time has evolved in one of the finest high end cuisine event Slovenia has to offer. For Interesting facts about the history of this event please use the following link: http://www.union-hotels.eu/en/home/90th-traditional-herring-feast-in-grand-hotel-union/

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March 2018

Coffee Festival Slovenia – Celje – Eastern Slovenia

March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Celje Showground, Dečkova cesta 1
Celje, 3000 Slovenia
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Coffee Festival Slovenia is a lively event, filled with discussions, tastings, workshops and expert lectures. Festival hosts some large coffee brands and boutique coffee roasters and is gaining popularity - in 2017 number of visitors exceeded 20.000.

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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

The asparagus festival – Brestovica pri Komnu, Western Slovenia

April 8, 2018
Brestovica pri Komnu, Brestovica pri Komnu Komen 6223 Slovenia + Google Map

Delicacies from wild asparagus (Source: www.slovenia.info). The culinary part, of event which follows next features many traditional and modern dishes from wild asparagus. It is accompanied by enjoyable side events and is also introduction to month of asparagus, which takes place around the same location from the middle of April until the middle of May. In the past wild Asparagus has been popular food of local Shepherds. They are not just extremely tasty but also rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

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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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Olive oil and Chard festival – Padna, Western Slovenia

April 28, 2018 - April 30, 2018
Padna Padna, 6333 Slovenia + Google Map

Olive oil and Chard festival is celebrated in the beginning of summer in a village of Padna in Slovenian Istria. Padna is a small, picturesque village with less than 200 inhabitants, located in the hinterland of a beautiful coastal town Piran. Through the history village has become famous for its natural products, notably olive oil and chard, both popular ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine. Festival will feature farmer market, art program, free guided tour of the village, hiking tour, children events…

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May 2018

Days of honey – Polhov Gradec, Western Slovenia

May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Polhov Gradec Castle, Polhov Gradec 61
Polhov Gradec, 1355 Slovenia
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Days of Honey is a delightful, interesting 4 days lasting event with close to 30 years tradition. It features lectures, presentation, and tasting of honey and various honey products. The organisers pay a special attention to the educational part, raising awareness on honey's production, its role in culinary and the health benefits. Festival takes place in the beautiful Polhov Gradec Castle which history goes back to the 11th century (http://www.tms.si/index.php?m_id=zgodovina-gradu-polhov-gradec&lang=2).

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Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Strunjan, Strunjan
Strunjan, 6320 Slovenia
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Coastal view from the hills above Strunjan (Source: www.slovenia.info). Strunjan is a small village on the Slovenian coast surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean natural vegetation protected as a Natural Part. Strunjan is hosting two fine food events yearly - the Artichoke Fest held traditionally in May and Persimmon Festival (which we also publish on this site), which takes place in the middle of November. Artichokes are the local products of the region and they will be offered in many different…

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June 2018

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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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

Polenta Festival – Ozeljan, Western Slovenia

July 7, 2018 - July 8, 2018
Ozeljan Ozeljan, 5261 Slovenia + Google Map

Polenta Festival will once again fill the streets of Ozeljan, the small village in the western Slovenia. Ozeljan lies close to city of Nova Gorica in the entrance of the beautiful Vipava Valley. The event celebrates Polenta, an ancient dish from the Roman times has become through the history an essential part of North Italian and Slovenian cuisine. In Ozeljan you will be able to taste polenta in many different varieties, some traditional and some surprisingly innovative. Gastronomic event will…

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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

Peach Festival – Prvačina, Western Slovenia

August 4, 2018 - August 5, 2018
Prvačina Prvačina, 5297 Slovenia + Google Map

Peach Festival a pleasant foodie weekend event which includes plenty of entertainment, educational and family programs. The festival takes place in lower Vipava valley which mild climate is ideal for cultivation of peaches and other fruits like apricots, persimmons and figs. The event will feature farmers market with product from peaches:  desserts, jams, spirits and many more. Especially popular is “Bovla” -a refreshing drink from local wine and peaches. The visit of the festival might also be opportunity to explore Vipavska…

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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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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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Idrija Žlikrof Festival – Idrija , Western Slovenia

August 25, 2018

One of the typical dishes which originate from the Idrijja region in western Slovenia is Žlikrof. Žlikrof is dumplings made in the special distinctive shape filled with the potato stuffing. The dish was widespread among local mining community and has been going through a renaissance in the recent years. Today Žlikrof can be found either as the traditional dish, either as a modern version in the contemporary cuisine. The Idrija žlikrof is a Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (TSG) product registered in…

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September 2018

Plum festival in Slivje – Slivje, Western Slovenia

September 16, 2018
Slivje village, Slivje
Slivje, Slovenia
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Plum dumplings is a typical dish from Brkini, the region in the Karst area in Western Slovenia. The region is famous for its wild, natural beauty and fruits (http://www.rtvslo.si/news-in-english/a-forgotten-region-of-forests-and-fruit/450842), which is of high quality and delicious taste. Each year The plum festival in Slivje presents plum dumplings and many other plum dishes from Brkini.

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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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October 2018

Slovenian Cheese Festival – Brdo pri Kranju, Central Slovenia

October 2, 2018
Brdo pri Kranju, Predoslje 38
Kranj, 4000 Slovenia
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Festival of Slovenian Cheeses is an afternoon event, hosted by the Slovenian Cheese Farms association. The event takes place in the congress centre in beautiful Brdo Pri Kranju, which is the main venue for diplomatic meetings and Government-sponsored events. The event is an excellent opportunity to get insights of the history rich Slovenian Cheese scene.

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The Karst Cuisine Month – Slovenian Karst, Western Slovenia

October 5, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Karst Štanjel, 6222 Slovenia + Google Map

Slovenian Karst is the great region to explore in the autumn. Days can be very still warm; the landscape is colourful and peaceful. Karst cuisine is dominated by autumn vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms. For the whole month, the restaurants in the region present seasonal menus, with local ingredients for reasonable prices. Booking is recommended.

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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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Restaurant Week – Slovenia

October 12, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Restaurants around Slovenia Slovenia + Google Map

JP  restaurant in Ljubljana (source: www.slovenia.info, photo: Tomo Jeseničnik) Top Slovenian restaurants are inviting you to taste their culinary delights at reasonable prices during the Restaurant week. The event takes place twice every year: in spring and autumn. The first initiative was launched in Maribor in 2012, by the renown Slovenian food critic and writer Uroš Mencinger (http://vivi.si) and has since then spread around the country. Last year both events attracted more than 70.000 food lovers from Slovenia and abroad. Restaurant…

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Chestnut Festival in Rodik – Rodik, Western Slovenia

October 14, 2018
Rodik village, Rodik
Rodik, 6240 Slovenia
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Chestnut Festival in Rodik

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Chestnut Festival – Vitovlje, Western Slovenia

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Vitovlje Vitovlje, 5261 Slovenia + Google Map

Chestnut Festival is a traditional autumn weekend event,  happening in Vitovlje, small village in the Western Slovenia, not far from Nova Gorica. The hillsides around Vitovlje are famous for its Chestnut friendly terroir. Chestnuts which can be found here are marrons – the chestnuts of excellent quality and larger in size as the one usually finds in forests around Slovenia. The event takes place the 3rd weekend in October when the chestnut season is at its peak. This year it celebrates…

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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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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

Taste Radol’ca – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

November 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018
Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, 4240 Slovenia + Google Map

Event "Taste Radol'ca" highlights the culinary offer of Radovljica, a town in Northern Slovenia. The event promotes local cuisine. The special menus will be served in the nine local restaurants all through November. Radovljica is renowned for its beekeeping culture, and this year event will be dedicated to honey related dishes. Radovljica is picturesque, alpine town, boasting well-preserved town centre and great scenic views of Julian Alps. This event is also a great opportunity to learn more about bees, beekeeping…

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Persimmon Fruit Feast – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Strunjan, Strunjan
Strunjan, 6320 Slovenia
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Strunjan, a settlement on the Slovenian coast is well-known for its special mild microclimate and excellent conditions to grow varieties of sun-loving fruits and vegetables. The Persimmon Fruit Feast is celebrating this beautiful fruit, the land and local culinary and cultural traditions. This food event will be accompanied by art and cultural performances, lectures, and competition for the biggest persimmon of Strunjan. Strunjan area is protected as a natural reserve (for more information please refer to http://www.portoroz.si/en/experience/natural-attractions/strunjan-cliff). Its location in…

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December 2018

Potica days – Bled, Northern Slovenia

December 7, 2018 - December 9, 2018
Bled, Cesta Svobode 10
Bled, 4260 Slovenia
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Potica baking demonstration is a pleasant food event which takes place in advent time on the Lake Bled. Potica is the most famous Slovenian dessert, enjoyed during the main holidays, especially during Christmas and Easter. It is symbol of national cuisine and depicted on many covers of cooking books. The most popular and widespread potica is made with walnut filling. Potica baking demonstration will be held on the idyllic Bled Island, which is certainly the most known island in the…

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