Celabrating the Day of Slovenian Culture

 

8 February is the Day of Culture in Slovenia and a national holiday. This day is to remember  France Prešeren the great romantic poet of Slovenia in the 19th century. Slovenian communities fostering their language, culture and identity all around the world, including Hungary celebrate this day and remember to the author of the national anthem of Slovenia

France Prešeren: A Toast 

God's blessing on all nations,

Who long and work for that bright day,

When o'er earth's habitations

No war, no strife shall hold its sway;

Who long to see

That all men free

No more shall foes, but neighbours be.

Translated by Janko Lavrin