The Municipality of Kranj Spends 95 Thousand Euros for the Festive Lighting

The municipalities of the Upper Carniola region pay great attention to the festive decoration of their cities. However, the amounts planned for sending by the authorities differ significantly from 5 thousand euros in Jesenice to 95 thousand euros in Kranj, where the most colourful lighting is installed. The specified amount included works on the installation, dismantling, replacement of worn out decorations and the purchase of new ones. The historic centre of the city is adorned with three Christmas trees. The central Slovenska Square is decorated in warm white tones. Additional illumination is arranged over the skating rink. The building of the local gymnasium is also decorated.

In Škofja Loka, an ancient town with the rich cultural heritage of the middle ages, the decoration and street illumination were complemented and diversified in the run-up to the Christmas and New Year holidays. Several new festive decorations were installed. The central squares (Mestni trg and Cankarjev trg) were brightly decorated, as well as the Blažev Street, the Spodnji Square and the ‘Trg pod gradom’ castle square. A sound accompaniment to the decorations was added. The rivers and bridges were decorated and the castle illumination was improved. Besides, the suburban settlements and villages that are part of the municipality of Škofja Loka were festively decorated. Current costs for the LED festive lighting, installation of new elements and decorations as a whole amount to 30 thousand euros.

The concept of the Kamnik’s festive decorations (Fairy Tale Kamnik) has not changed. The Šutna Street, bearing the title of the most beautiful street in the city, is additionally decorated as well as the Keršmančev Park, where an outdoor skating rink and a road to the park are open. In Kamnik, 38,500 euros were allocated for decorating and illuminating the city, which is almost 6 thousand euros less than last year.

This year, the festive decoration of Radovljica (the highlight of which, like last year, will be ‘licitars’[*]) will feature one more innovation—a stylized decoration of Christmas trees. The cost of decorating and illumination of the city is similar to the last year’s amount—around 13,600 euros.

In Bled, 60 thousand euros are allocated in the current year for the festive decoration of the city, which is slightly more than in 2016.

In Jesenice, the decoration of the city will be the same as last year. If last year 10,000 euros were spent for these purposes, then in 2017, similar costs will amount to only 5 thousand euros.

In Tržič, the cost of the festive decoration of the city (including dismantling works) amounted to around 15 thousand euros, which is about 2 thousand euros less than last year.§

*Reference. Licitars are colourfully decorated biscuits made of sweet honey dough. Traditionally bright red colours are produced in different shapes and sizes. Small licitars (hearts, babies, birds, horseshoes, wreaths, horses) are ornaments of Christmas trees, while those that are of larger size are meant for gifts to relatives and friends. Making licitars is an ancient craft, the origins of which date back to the 13th century. In 2010, the tradition of making licitars was listed as the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.

Source: gorenjskiglas.si

[*] Reference. Licitars are colourfully decorated biscuits made of sweet honey dough. Traditionally bright red colours are produced in different shapes and sizes. Small licitars (hearts, babies, birds, horseshoes, wreaths, horses) are ornaments of Christmas trees, while those that are of larger size are meant for gifts to relatives and friends. Making licitars is an ancient craft, the origins of which date back to the 13th century. In 2010, the tradition of making licitars was listed as the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.