Slovenian National Heritage

Kurent
The Kurent is an iconic mascot
from Ptuj, Dravsko Polje and
the surrounding area.
According to the tradition,
the kurent that's jumping
around (he usually wears bells
around his waist) is scaring
away the winter and evil
spirits and calling the spring
and a good harvest.
He is usually dressed in sheep
fur, wears a mask and has bells around his waist.

Kozolec - hayrack
The kozolec, or hayrack, is usually a wooden
structure, open from one side, used to dry wheat
and grass. It's typical for the slovnian cuntry side
and architecture. We divide hayracks into single
end doubble hayracks.

Babičev mlin – Babič mill
In 1913 the Babič fakiliy
bouhgt a fully floating mill,
which was later on
destroyed by a fire. Zhe
familiy has built a new mill
at the same site, near the
house, on the shore. They
built it so that the mill
wheel was in the water and
a rope is transfering the
driving force to the mill
house.. And so the mill
remains standing today. The mill is important because it provides insight of the historical
period, which it was built in. Today it's transformed to a tourist attraction and is
ethnographic heritage ofPrekmurje.
Postonjska jama
Postojna Cave is a 20,570 m cave system near Postojna. It is the second-longest cave system
in the country, as well as one of its top tourism sites. The cave was created by the Pivka
River.


Potica
Potica (nut roll) pastry consisting of a
sweet yeast dough (usually using milk)
that is rolled out very thin, spread with a
nut paste made from ground nuts and a
sweetener like honey, then rolled up into
a log shape. This 'log' is either left long
and straight or is often bent into a
horseshoe shape, egg washed, baked,
and then sliced crosswise. It's a
traditional food in Slovenia. We normally
eat it on hollidays.

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