18. 03. 2021

Cancellation of the event Hail to the spring – Gregorčki 2021

We would like to inform you that, due to the measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 infections, the traditional children’s event Hail to the spring – Gregorčki 2021, planned to take place on Thursday, March 11th at Gradaščica on Eipprova Street in Ljubljana, has unfortunately been cancelled.

Thank you for your understanding. We are already looking forward to our meeting at Gradaščica next year!

May Gregorjevo bring you a beautiful and healthy spring.

 

 

Hail to the Spring – Gregorčki is an event that commemorates an old folk custom, when craftsmen symbolically said goodbye to winter by dropping wooden boats with burning candles along the streams and rejoicing that with the arrival of spring they will no longer need lights at work. According to the old Julian calendar, spring begins on St. Gregory’s Day, March 12th. Thus, on the eve of St. Gregory’s Day in Ljubljana, March 11th, children launch variously shaped boats with candles on Gradaščica, which we call “St. Gregory’s boats” or “Gregorčki”. St. Gregory’s Day is also a holiday for lovers, as according to folk tradition, “birds get married” on this day.

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