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Weaving St. John’s wreaths

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Below you can find a short description of an element listed in the Slovene Register of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Photo: Iztok Ilich, 2011.

Weaving St. John wreaths on Midsummer’s Eve and hanging them on the front door is characteristic of villages on the Karst plateau. The custom is based on folk belief in the special power of plants gathered on Midsummer’s Eve, which were thought to protect homes against accidents.