Spreading Slovenian cultural and culinary heritage in Slovenia Month

Themed months are being launched at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. We are beginning over Easter with Slovenia Month, the purpose of which is to add to our airport services by promoting Slovenia and its cultural, culinary and natural heritage. Slovenia Month was formally launched by the artisans of Škofja Loka’s DUO Centre. On Friday more than 300 passengers were given a demonstration of arts and crafts, learning something of Slovenia’s long artisan tradition.

Awareness of the country’s cultural heritage was further raised by representatives of the Škofja Loka Passion Play, one of the country’s major tourist attractions, which is performed on the streets and squares of Škofja Loka every few years and is based on the oldest dramatic script in Slovene. Items from the passion play and artisan products will be on display on the first floor of the passenger terminal until the end of May.

In parallel with the display of artisan products, we also opened an exhibition of photographs of typical Slovenian dishes by the renowned photographer Tom Jeseničnik, creator and co-creator of more than 85 collections and 150 publications dealing with tourism and popular science. The exhibition features seven iconic Slovenian dishes: buckwheat rotolo, Idrija žlikrofi with bakalca, Kranj smoked sausage, Ljubljana-style tarragon pancakes, zgornjesavinjski želodec (a salami from the Upper Savinja Valley), prekmurska gibanica and walnut potica. Each dish represents one region of Slovenia. Some of the dishes will be served at airport restaurants and bars on a special deal throughout Slovenia Month, while airport shops will also give pride of place to Slovenian produce.

Zg. Brnik, 1 April 2015