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csuheIt´s that time of year again. December is here, when families gather together to spend precious moments with the ones they love.

IMG 20190306 163927 copy72 years ago, on the 15th of June, 1947, the Virgin Mary appeared to József Füle, a villager from Radmožanci, in Črni Log (Black grove).

mezesThere is nothing more wonderful than spending time with family. Especially at Christmas time, when the home smells of pine, cinnamon, oranges and cloves.

2As people of the modern age, we know little about the folk traditions that reflect the spiritual and cultural world of the people in the past.

neptancMusic and dance go hand in hand. The former sets adrenaline free, while the latter enables us to get rid of it through dancing and singing. This is the basis of folk music and folk dances as well. It is only natural that it doesn´t happen the same way everywhere. Different traditions incorporate different moves and feelings, and through this variety the set of motifs expands and grows in quantity.   

DSC 0215 copyEmbroidery is one of the most common types of handiwork. It probably dates back hundreds of years when they used to sew together various types of cloth and embroidered it with different motifs. Embroidery is a type of folk art with a system of symbols, made with different materials, techniques and motifs.

1A part of the rich folk tradition in the bilingual area of Prekmurje are the Easter eggs that are made in a traditional way: with the help of bee wax, a pen and black and red dye.

DSC 0531In the past, the bulk of work for peasants was the harvest, which was done by hand. The workers went to the wheat fields with their scythes on their shoulders. The work took a long to finish and everyone helped, including children and the elderly, for the little seeds were the main ingredient of their food.

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