Visit the oldest folklore festival in Slovenia!
In June, Črnomelj with its Jurjevanjska draga karstic doline and its old town centre will transform into the folklore capital of Slovenia for the 54th time. Jurjevanje is a member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts – CIOFF, acclaimed both nationally and internationally. In the five days of the festival you will be able to come in contact with diverse cultures from Europe and other parts of the world. You are welcome to explore Bela krajina and visit Kolpa river, European Destination of Excellence 2010, in order to experience everything that the rich natural and cultural heritage have to offer. The programme will take place at seven different locations and will cater to the youngest, young, and older audiences. You will be able to unleash your creativity at creative and art workshops or participate in recreational sports events. Dance along the folklore groups, there are more than twenty lined up to perform. You will have an opportunity to learn the dances of Bela krajina or any others you set your mind to. “Zeleni Jurij”, the mythological springtime hero known in English as the “Green George”, will come to visit. Savour the gastronomic specialities of Bela krajina and enjoy a selection of high-quality wines.
Jurjevanje in Bela krajina is the oldest folklore festival in Slovenia and a member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts CIOFF.