Slovenia celebrates the Day of Slovenian Sport on 23 September. This national holiday celebrates sport in the broadest sense, from a child's first steps on a sport court to the top sporting achievements of our athletes at major competitions, while also emphasising the importance of regular physical activity and the well-being of us all.
Under the motto "Let's Celebrate Actively", numerous events will take place all over Slovenia as part of the Day of Slovenian Sports, which also marks the start of the European Week of Sport, which will take place until 30 September.
Its purpose is to encourage people to be physically active and take care of their health.
- The fact that sport is in our nature has been recognised by the state; on 18 June 2020, following the initiative of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia – Association of Sports Federations (OKS–AF), it declared 23 September the Day of Slovenian Sport. Photo: Tomo Jeseničnik/www.slovenia.info
- The Day of Slovenian Sport is a day for sport. Photo: CJ STUDIO d.o.o., Ciril Jazbec/www.slovenia.info
The Olympic Festival, which is prepared by the Olympic Committee of Slovenia (OKS), will also be held in Ljubljana this year, but on the weekend of 7-8 October, having been postponed due to bad weather.
The Olympic Festival, which will be held in Congress Square and Zvezda Park, will begin with the ceremonial Olympic protocol and the lighting of the flame at 10 a.m. This will be followed by a festive run taking place in various locations around Slovenia. Some 39 sports federations and 9 organisations will present their activities at the festival and challenge visitors to take part in various activities. This year's Olympic Festival will come with a touch of sustainability, as the organisers will use the challenges to raise environmental awareness among the participants. The festival will conclude on Sunday with a performance for children and youth by the OKS mascot - Foksi the Fox.
More about the programme can be found on the website olympic.si
Date: 22. September 2023
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