On this day in 2008 in Davos, the most successful Slovenian cross-country skier of all time, Petra Majdič, won freestyle for the first time. Petra Majdič was the first Slovenian runner to win the World Cup, the first to win a medal at the World Championships and the first to win a medal at the Olympic Games.
What wisdom, activity or advice does this day bring you?
Petra Majdič, won the freestyle cross-country skiing technique for the first time in 2008
Giuseppe Tartini, who was born in Piran at the end of the 17th century, is considered one of the greatest composers and violinists of his time. Visit Tartini's room in Piran and see one of three violins he used to own.
Gingerbread House Day
If there are gingerbread biscuits on the table, we know for sure that the Christmas holidays are coming. Are you any good at building a gingerbread house? In the end, your effort will pay off as soon as you bite into the yummy roof or door.
International Mountain Day
Put on your hiking boots -we're going to the mountains! We celebrate International Mountain Day. This unique territory covers more than a fifth of our Earth's surface, offering a home to humans, as well as a range of animal and plant species.
Human Rights Day and International Animal Rights Day
December 10 is an important day, as we celebrate two special days - International Animal Rights Day and International Human Rights Day. Therefore:
- teach your loved ones always to be nice to animals,
- adopt a furry friend or help animals in shelters,
- teach your children to respect animals and people,
- help a fellow human being in need.
Christmas Card Day
Ho ho ho! This is the day to start the December festivities! There is nothing more heart-warming than gifting someone with a heap of best wishes. This year, avoid sending instant Christmas messages and make your own old-fashioned greeting card. Be creative!
Pretend to be a time traveler Day
We are celebrating one of the most fun days of the year – we are pretending to be time travellers. So let's put on one of the wacky costumes and travel to the time closest to our hearts. However, those who would rather skip the costumes check out the iconic sci-fi movie, such as Back to the Future.
International Civil Aviation Day
Did you know that in May 2020, Velis Electro, made by Slovenian company Pipistrel, became the first type-certified electric aircraft in the world?
St. Nicholas Day
Today, the best behaving children will get presents from the first good man, Saint Nicholas. So surprise the people you love by secretly giving them a little something and brightening their day.
International Volunteer Day
International Volunteer Day is a holiday for all volunteers who selflessly carry out their mission and alleviate the suffering of people and other living beings through good deeds. Become a volunteer yourself! Find the nearest humanitarian society and help as much as you can.