Ayşegül Karaali
Slovenia

I am just a curious person who likes nature and sports, hikes up to the mountains and jumps into the cold waters, runs in the forests and travels as much as possible. I am Aisha, a 23 year old Turkish girl, born and raised in Istanbul. Three years ago I moved to Slovenia with my little sister. We planned to stay in Slovenia for a year so that she could study and I could improve my English. After a while, I decided to continue with my studies in Slovenia. Started studying the language, and now I Iive and study in this beautiful country. I explore the country and its culture while still improving both English and Slovene. Here, I am going to share my stories with you. Join me through the adventure.

SLOVENIA DIARIES

Gregorjevo

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12/03/2019

Slovenian special day for the love birds – Gregorjevo

It is 12th March today and it is a day of a beautiful traditional Slovenian fest. In Slovenia, we have a special day devoted to the love birds. Gregorjevo is also called a fest when the birds get married and it was the original lovers fest in Slovenia.

So Gregorjevo was named after a saint, he was St. Gregor or in English St. George. He was known as the saint, who brought the light on the first day of spring. St. George wasn’t really a saint. He was born around year 540 in Rome and he was considered as a perfect pope and an amazing spiritual leader.

People float the miniature houses or boats decorated with candles down the river or stream. This is an imitation of an old tradition when people celebrated that the days are getting longer and craftsmen could work at daylight. Not needing the lamps when working, they put the water wheels into the streams, carrying the light away.

İf you see any birds today just remember, it is their wedding day today!

Have a lovely Gregorjevo!

 

Bugün 12 Mart Yine geleneksel bir Sloven bayramı.

Slovenya’da özel bir günümüz var. Gregorjevo, Slovenya’daki aşıklar günü. Gregorjevo aynı zamanda kuşların evlendiği gün olarak geçer ve Slovenya’nın orijinal sevgililer günüdür.  

Gregorjevo olarak bilinen gün bir azizin ismini almıştır. Gregor veya İngilizce George, baharın ilk gününde ışığı getiren aziz olarak biliniyordu. St. George gerçekten bir aziz değildi. Büyük George, 540’da Roma’da doğmuş ve manevi liderliği ile tanınıyor.

Bugün Slovenya’da nehir veya akarsularda mumlarla süslenmiş minyatür evler ve tekneler yüzdürülür. Bu, Slovenlerin günlerin uzadığını ve zanaatkarların gün ışığında çalışabileceğini kutladığı eski bir gelenektir; çalışırken lambalara ihtiyaç duymadan, su çarklarını ışığı uzağa aktararak akarsulara sokarlardı.

Bugün herhangi bir kuş görüyorsan, sadece hatırla, bugün onların düğün günü!

Baharın gelişi ile güzelleşen günler içinizi sevgi ile doldursun.

Aşk sizinle olsun. 🙂

 

 

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