We honour the World Desertification and Draught Day to put international efforts in the fight against desertification under the spotlight. Have you heard about the Big Green Wall initiative? Google it!
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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Postojna Cave becomes the first karst cave with a railway in 1872
On June 16, 1872, the first railway through a dripstone cave was built in Postojna cave. This railway was the first project of its kind in the world. The Postojna Cave itself welcomed its first visitors in 1819, and by now, this number has risen to more than 38 million people from all over the globe.
Karst prosciutto becomes protected Slovenian product in the EU in 2012
Have a piece of homemade bread with a slice of Karst prosciutto ham and a drop of original olive oil. On June 15, 2012, "Kraški pršut" became the 12th Slovenian product registered as a protected geographical indication.
World Blood Donor Day
Today is the day to save a life and donate your blood. Donating blood is undoubtedly one of the noblest ways to help fellow men. As far as blood supply goes, Slovenia is self-sufficient. The very first voluntary donors in Slovenia gave their blood on June 4, 1945.
International Albinism Awareness Day
Albinism is still widely misunderstood as it is rooted in false beliefs, myths, and superstitions. However, albinism is a rare, incontiguous, hereditary trait that can befall all living species. There are less than 100 albino donkeys in the world, but you can find one in Slovenia in Jareninski vrh, living on the farm owned by the family Tasič.
World Wellness Day
Celebrating World wellness day is an excellent excuse to indulge yourself with a relaxing treatment. Choose something special for your body and soul: a unique forest selfness or maybe apitherapy with its healing bee powers and products.
International Lynx Day
The Lynx is one of the most endangered mammals in Slovenia and thus protected. A project called LIFE Lynx has been operational since 2017 to save the Dinaric-SE Alpine Lynx population through reinforcement and long-term conservation. Did you know? The Lynx is the Slovenian national ice hockey team's symbol.
Velis, the world\'s first type-certified electric aircraft
Do you want to rise into the clouds in an electric plane? On June 10, 2020, Pipistrel, a Slovenian manufacturer of ultralight planes, achieved fantastic success by being awarded type certification for its battery-powered aircraft Velis Electro as the first company to do so in aviation history.
Primož Trubar was born in 1508
On this day, in 1508, the father of the standard Slovene language, Primož Trubar, was born. In 1550 he issued the first two Slovenian books: Abecedarium and Catechismus. There are four streets and two primary schools named after the great Protestant in Slovenia. And since he is well-regarded in Germany as well, there is a trail carrying his name between Nürnberg in Derendingen.
World Oceans Day
On World Oceans Day, the World Wildlife Fund calls our attention to the state of the Mediterranean Sea. Every year, 570,000 tons of plastic waste is disposed of, which equals 33,800 plastic bottles per minute. On this day, we should be more careful to use proper litter bins and go for sustainable packaging instead of plastic.