DURING THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, A RICH ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME WILL BE TAKING PLACE, INTENDED FOR ALL ATHLETES AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING PERSONS. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SOCIALIZE WITH YOUR ATHLETE FRIENDS AND HAVE FUN LISTENING TO GOOD MUSIC; DISCOVER SLOVENIAN CULINARY DELICACIES; AND GET TO KNOW THE LOCATIONS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, AS WELL AS SLOVENIA ITSELF.

 

The accompanying programme will be taking place in Kranj, Bled and Kamnik.

 

KRANJ

 

  • Opening Ceremony for European Masters Championships in Water Polo Opening
  • Ceremony for European Masters Championships in Swimming, Diving, Open Water and Synchronised Swimming

 

musical entertainment programme and catering offer will be organized during competitions at the Kranj swimming pool complex.

In the evenings, various concerts and social gatherings will be organized in the town centre, where you will have the opportunity to try the local specialities and socialize.

A more detailed programme will be published on the website. Discover Kranj and its surroundings, and sign up for the tours presented here.

 

 

BLED

 

Bled will be organizing diverse events for all the swimmers and their accompanying persons.

 

“TASTE OF BLED”

 

The “Taste of Bled” will be held in restaurants in Bled and by the lakeside. The “Taste of Bled” is a presentation and promotion of traditional cuisine, prepared and presented in a modern way. The creative offer is inspired by the richness of local dishes. Every day, visitors of the event in Bled will be able to taste traditional local specialities, prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients and presented in the form of “street food”. 

 

Moreover, concerts and other forms of entertainment will be organized.

Make sure not to miss the opportunity to take the pletna boat to the Bled Island and visit Bled Castle.

 

KAMNIK

 

Days of National Costumes and Clothing Heritage

6 September 2018 – 9 September 2018

 

The biggest ethnological festival in Slovenia attracts more than 30,000 visitors every year.

 

Tradition Connects

 

Every September, tradition joins forces with ethnography, culture and entertainment. The central event brings together more than two thousand fans and connoisseurs of groupspecific costumes, while the programme also includes an offer of traditional Kamnik dishes.

 

 

The Days of National Costumes and Clothing Heritage are considered to be the biggest ethnological festival in Slovenia, priding itself on a more than 40-year tradition, with the 47th event taking place this year. The beginnings of the event date back to 1966 when Kamnik citizens organized the Day of National Costumes. Already in its first year, a great number of educational societies and individuals, both from Kamnik and its surroundings, attended the event. The event has changed names quite a few times; thus in 1986, Kamnik hosted the 16th Days of National Costumes, Folklore and Crafts, which was later changed to Days of National Costumes and Clothing Heritage – a name that has been preserved to this day, with the event becoming widely renowned through its numerous content changes.

 

 

Every year the festival’s programme attracts over 30,000 visitors, as well as media from Slovenia and abroad. The festival is the pride of the town, and the locals like to refer to it simply as “Costumes”.

 

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