Happy 20th Birthday to Slovenia!
Today it is 20 years since Slovenia's independence was declared in Ljubljana.
Slovenia had left Yugosalvia's legal system in February '91 after a referendum the previous year had shown that 88% of the population backed independence and the 25th June saw the start of the 10 day War as the Yugoslav army attacked Slovenia. On July 7th the independence efforts were put on hold as representatives from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Yugoslavias' federal authorities and the EC signed the Brijuni declaration and the Yugoslav army ceased fire.
On the 8th October Slovenia introduced it's own currency - the tolar - and this was used until the euro became the legal currency in 2007. (Slovenia had joined the EU in 2004).
From June 19th until 2nd October there will be a exhibition about Slovenian architecture, design and photography from the last 2 decades held at the Museum of Architecture and Design.
Also on the 3rd July there will be a concert by over 1000 musicians performing Mahler's Eighth Symphony in Kongresni Trg Square.
Ljubljana is a beautiful city and previously at Zenith we just used to recommend it as an add on to our activity holidays - we are now also promoting it as a destination in it's own right - for more information just click here.
Happy 20th Birthday to Slovenia! was posted on 25 June 2011 by Katie Waddington.