There are so many reasons to visit Slovenia and this September there are some fantastic events taking place which will not fail to lure you to this bountiful Balkan land. First up is the Maribor Music Festival which is taking place between the 3rd and 12th of September. The festival offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a traditional international festival of chamber music against the historic backdrop of Slovenia’s second city, Maribor.
Comprising 17 main concerts together with several accompanying events, the festival will feature performances of masters such as Dvorak, Beethoven and Rachmaninov, as well as world premieres written for the event. They will take place in some of Maribor’s most impressive venues, such as its 12th century Gothic-style cathedral and Maribor Castle, which was first mentioned in the 1100s. Visit www.festivalmaribor.si for more details.
Next up is Bohinj Cow Ball! The Kravji Bal or Cow Ball takes place on 19 September at picturesque Lake Bohinj in the heart of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park, and celebrates the return of the cattle to the valley after a long summer pasture. Cows are decorated with wreaths and bells and paraded through the now dry Govic waterfall accompanied by herdsmen, dairy maids and cheese-makers; stalls sell wicker work, wooden products and herdsmen’s cheese. Plus there’s traditional entertainment with folk music, dancing, sling shooting, horse-shoe casting and log sawing.
With lakes, mountains, picturesque coastal towns and a buzzing capital city, there really is something for everyone in Slovenia! For more information about this Balkan gem visit Slovenia.info