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Slovenia Gets Primoz Trubar Day (8 June)

18. 6. 2010

 

Ljubljana, 18 June (STA) - Slovenia will get a new holiday in line with the parliament's decision to dedicate 8 June to Primoz Trubar, the author of the first printed books in the Slovenian language. The decision to declare the new non-bank holiday was passed in a 49-5 vote on Friday. The motion for the new holiday was put forward by a group of MPs headed by Samo Bevk of the coalition SocDems, who argued that the holiday should pay tribute to the person who first used the term Slovenians in public.

 

The date for the holiday was set on 8 June because that is when Trubar is thought to have been born in 1508.

 

Primoz Trubar (1508-1586) was a protestant reformer, who founded the Protestant Church of the Slovenian Lands. He is most well known for writing the first two books in Slovenian, Abecedarium and Catechismus, which were published in 1550 in Tuebingen, Germany. Trubar is also said to be the first to use the term "Slovenians" to address the nation, which was then divided into different lands of the Hapsburg empire.

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