Gregorjevo-Floating the little boats, 2011

Tu pride flash

On Gregorjevo-St Gregory Day- a traditional celebration takes place every year, originating in Kamna gorica. On 12 March, the Eve of the day, children bring little cardboard houses on floats, with candles, and float them down the stream. They are collected at the end of the run and floated again. It is called "spuščanje barčic na Gregorjevo", and an exciting, joyful children's feast. Actually a feast of spring, since it is also a day dedicated to birds. At the same time it is comemmorates the day when shoemakers can again work during daylight hours after the long winter. - These days It is celebrated in Ljubljana on river Gradaščica and elsewhere around Slovenia.