Novice

This year, we counted 345 cribs, and maybe even more than last year, because they have been added since the opening of the exhibition, December 15 ... otherwise our intention is not to set records every year. More than 4,000 visitors have seen the exhibition by January 2, although the guided tour was canceled on December 22 due to heavy rain. Therefore, Santa Claus visited the youngest only on December 29 and took them enthusiastically with a special bus. 

On 15 December, the President of our Association for preserving heritage, Lojze Senčar, opened the 12th exhibition of nativity scene in the hidden places of Gradež. Mayor of Velike Lašče, dr. Tadej Malovrh, welcomed about 200 visitors and wished them a nice evening, happy holidays and a happy New Year. The exhibition will be on view until January 2nd, 2020.

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, our association again proved to be a successful organization of the Dry Fruit Festival and the Hike by Trubar`s birth parish. Only 50 hikers took part in the morning trails, but more than 2.000 people visited Gradež, who spent an unforgettable afternoon. Occasionally, all the tables were occupied and more parking was needed.

Before the rain and considerable cooling at the beginning of the school year, we successfully put under the roof the organically grown millet.

On the 22nd of June, our society organized the seventh evening in the village, which was attended by quite a few villagers despite the bad weather.

On June 15th, our association organized a trip to Austrian Carinthia, Lake Vrba and the surrounding villages. 

An exhibition of paintings by members of the Association of Visual Artists of Ljubljana in amateur local painters was concluded. It was held from 13 to 20 May 2019 at the Dom krajanov Turjak.

This year we also organized a carnival parade on the carnival Saturday.

On Saturday, 16th February an annual general meeting of our association was held, it was attended by a half of its members.

It has become a tradition that a few of our members attend an Alpe-Adria (Alps-Adria) fair, this year the 30th taking place between the 30th of January and the 2nd of February. 

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