Exactly one year ago, Slovenia cheered loudly for its exceptional cyclists, who then brought the world competition to their knees at the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race. 21-year-old Slovenian Tadej Pogačar celebrated the victory, and the second place went to Slovenian ace Primož Roglič.
What wisdom, activity or advice does this day bring you?
Tadej Pogačar won Tour de France 2020
Planica zipline opened in 2015
Have you ever wanted to jump from the second tallest ski jumping hill in the world? As of September 19, 2015, this is possible, as the steepest zip-line in the world opened on the Planiška velikanka (Planica ski jumping hill). The spectacular flight is 566 meters long, and you will reach a speed of 90 km / h in just a few seconds. Do you dare?
European Heritage Days
"Bon Appetit!" This is the official theme of this year's European Heritage Days, which will take place between September 25 and October 9, 2021. The project is being implemented in European countries to raise awareness of the value and richness of Europe's cultural diversity and increase respect for Europe's diverse cultures. Have at least one traditional meal today.
Slovenian national basketball team won EuroBasket Championship 2017
On September 17 2017, in the nail-biting final fight of Eurobasket in Istanbul, the Slovenian national basketball team defeated Serbia 93:85 and became the European champion. Captain Goran Dragić was chosen as the most valuable player of the championship, and Luka Dončić was ranked in the top five of the tournament.
European Mobility Week
European Mobility Week is the most well-known campaign to promote sustainable mobility. Today, you too can do your part to keep the atmosphere cleaner. Run your errands on foot or by bike and take time to observe the nature around you.
International Day of Democracy
On September 15, we mark International Democracy Day, which reminds us that values such as freedom, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the law are the foundation of a democratic society.
Čeferin was elected the seventh President of UEFA in 2016
On September 14, 2016, the president of the Football Association of Slovenia, Aleksander Čeferin, received 42 votes at the UEFA Electoral Congress in Athens and became president of this prestigious institution. He thus became one of the six Europeans to receive this honour.
Hug your Boss day
Hug your boss. It might improve your workplace relationships.
Voyager 1 left Solar System 2013
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.
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.