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If you're familiar with our Ljubljana guide, or those from the more than 100 other cities where In Your Pocket
is published, you'll likely have noticed something different about our first issue of 2014. No, your eyes are not deceiving you, we've got a brand new look for the new year, which is cooler, cleaner and (hopefully) easier to use.
We've also got lots of new content to go with our new design, including a special chapter
for Ljubljana's foreign residents (or 'expats' as much as we dislike that term), the highlight of which is an extended interview with the US Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli. This year is an historic one for Ljubljana as well, as it marks the 2000th (yes, two thousandth!) anniversary of the construction of the Roman settlement of Emona
, which was located in what is now the heart of modern Ljubljana. In honour of the occasion, the municipality and local tourist office have prepared a year-long programme
of special events, exhibitions, tours and more, which we'll be including even more coverage of in future guides.
When it comes to traditional cultural events in the coming months, two dates to circle on your calendar are 8 February and 1 March. The former is Slovenia's national day of cultural, known as Prešeren Day
after the nation's renowned poet and paramount cultural icon France Prešeren, which is a work-free day (although it does fall on a Saturday this year) and an admission-free day at museums and other cultural institutions, while the latter is Carnival weekend
(called Pust in Slovene), with festivities taking place across the country, most notably in the towns of Ptuj and Cerkinica, as well as Ljubljana
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