The Welcoming of Spring


The Welcoming of Spring, a traditional event taking place in Ljubljana before St Gregory's Day, revives the handicraftsmen’s tradition of launching wooden clogs with burning candles inside them into waters as a sign of rejoicing at no longer having to work by candlelight. According to folk tradition, St Gregory brings spring, and by the Julian calendar, his name day (12 March) is the first day of spring. The family- and tourist-friendly event is held along the banks of the Gradaščica Canal on Eipporova Ulica in Trnovo just south of the city centre.



Mar 11 2018 17:30-20:00


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