Park in Kranj celebrates Slovenian anthem

A park dedicated to the Slovenian anthem was inaugurated in Kranj on 1 June to celebrate both the national anthem and its precursor as well the authors of the lyrics France Prešeren and Simon Jenko.

Celebrating friendship among nations, Zdravljica (A Toast) was adopted as Slovenia's national anthem in 1989, less than two years before the country gained independence.

The lyrics of the anthem come from the 7th stanza of the poem by the same name that was written by Romantic poet Prešeren (1800-1849). He drew his inspiration from the slogans of the French Revolution:...

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