A recital of the poem 'Zdravljica', or 'A toast' too place in front of the Prešeren monument in Ljubljana this afternoon. The poem forms the lyrics of the Slovenian national anthem.
The annual day of culture first began in the year 2000, on the 200th anniversary of Prešeren's birth.
His birthplace in the village of Vrba, Upper Carniola, is visited by hundreds of people on this day.
The 8th of February, or Prešeren Day, is a national holiday in Slovenia every year.