Ljubljana to Host the Traditional Mosquito Sunday Event
The annual traditional event Mosquito Sunday (in Slovene: Komarjeva nedelja) will take place in the Spodnja Šiška district of Ljubljana in front of the Old Church (the Church of St. Jernej) on 26 August 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Within the framework of the event, the church service will begin at 11:00 a.m., and an hour later the cultural and entertainment programme will start at the Plečnik Stairs near the church. A concert and a prayer service for blessing will begin in the church at 5:00 p.m.
On this day, everyone can buy local farmers’ products, handicrafts and souvenirs. Guests of the event will enjoy tastings, creative workshops, a competition on the knowledge of the Šiška district history and a lottery.
The Mosquito Sunday was held in 1999 in the Ljubljana Šiška Tourist Association, which marked a return to the ancient custom of celebrating the St. Jernej Day, on which, until 1946, a similar event under the same name was organized in the city.