On September 12, 2013, the US space agency Nasa announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, had officially left our solar system and moved into interstellar space. On this day, take a look at the book by the Slovenian pioneer of space sciences Herman Potočnik Noordung The problem of space travel - a rocket engine, which served as the inspiration for Stanley Kubrick's cult film The Space Odyssey from 1968.
What wisdom, activity or advice does this day bring you?
Voyager 1 left Solar System 2013
World First Aid Day
Test how much you know about first aid! Do you still know what to do first if you find yourself at the scene of a car accident? Do you know how to use an automated defibrillator properly? The life of someone who got hurt may depend on you.
World Suicide Prevention Day
Get active - physical activity helps to improve your mood. Go for a walk, even if it's just around the nearest block of flats. Express your pain. Draw it. Play music. Read a motivational book. When in suicidal distress, we CAN do something about it ourselves.
National Wiener Schnitzel Day
Treat yourself to one of the most famous dishes of Viennese cuisine. From Slovenia, we recommend the "Ljubljana steak", which is considered the interpretation of a French recipe for cordon bleu. In addition to "Viennese" meat, it also contains Prague ham and Hungarian cheese.
International Literacy Day
Today is International Literacy Day to raise awareness of how vital this crucial skill is. Despite better educational programs and infrastructure, 773 million adults lack basic literacy.
International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
Look at the blue sky! Today, we celebrate the International Day of Clean Air for the Blue Sky, thus putting air quality and the environment at the forefront. Help improve air quality: travel on foot or by bike, diligently recycle rubbish, save water and energy, and buy locally grown food.
National read a book day
A book is a weapon – grab it! Reading improves your memory and concentration and reduces stress.
International Day of Charity
The most wonderful thing is to share happiness and multiply helpfulness! On this day of charity, reach out to someone who needs your help.
World Beard Day
Try an ancient custom the knights used to have. Shaving is strictly forbidden! Bearded men in the family can celebrate, enjoy and relax on their special holiday. Interesting fact from Sweden: in the village of Dönksborg, all beardless people are evicted on this day and have to spend the day in a nearby forest. Can you believe that?
The first Slovenian Satelites in Space in 2020
September 3 2020, was historically significant for Slovenia: In French Guayana, The European Space Agency launched its rocket Vega VV16 that transported two Slovenian satellites NEMO-HD and TRISAT, into space.
Opening of the Vinarium Tower in 2015
On this day in 2015, a 53.5 m Vinarium Tower in Lendavske gorice was opened. Its 360 degrees panorama roof offers a spectacular view of Slovenia and the neighbouring countries: Hungary, Austria and Croatia.
Global Talent Acquisition Day
Everybody has their unique talent: some sing like nightingales, some make accessories out of recycled plastic, some can grow a giant pumpkin in the world, and some can cook delicious food out of leftovers. There's never enough talent – so find yours today.
International Overdose Awareness Day
Today we encourage you to support the Global Movement for Overdose Awareness and save someone from certain death. Every year hundreds of thousands of people die looking for comfort in drugs and alcohol.
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
On this day, every year, we remember all the missing persons. The statistics are alarming: every year, supposedly 100,000 adults and 76,000 children go missing. Help raise awareness with children to avoid the worst-case scenarios: spend this day spreading information about the dangers of the internet.