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With lights in Festive December

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Although in many shopping centres in the festive lights have been burning since mid-November,  December in Ljubljana started on the last day of the last month of the year.

At 17:15 on 30th of November, Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković solemnly turned on the New Year’s lights. They will stay on until January 6, when New Year’s holidays are over.

In Congress Square a dragon’s Land of Ice has also been brought to life.

Other places will for a good month put on their most beautiful festive appearances.

Happy December is a time of joy and socialising, as well as rest, hope and peace. In the month when the day is shortest and the night is the longest, we bring light into the dark with a host of decorative lights.

This year we paid a lot of attention to plastic waste and also the festive season can not forgo this topic. »Plastic gets into all parts of our lives. The Collins’s Dictionary of the word for the summer is evidence of this. It was the term ‘single-use’, which means ‘one-time use’,« explain the conservationists, who started a campaign about plastics in everyday life.

That is why the organizers of the December events in Ljubljana made every effort to ensure that the packaging that they will use on the festive stalls will be made of degradable materials.

This approach also extended to the fireworks that will be used. [The organisers] thus decided to minimize harm to the environment while enjoying the joys of December.

 

Points to Consider
  1. Who is not happy about fireworks?
  2. What do you like about Christmas?
  3. What can else can chase away darkness?

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The original version of this article was published on November 30th.

English translation courtesy of JL Flanner, Total Slovenia News, an English language website with news from and about Slovenia.

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Sonja • 3. 12. 2018


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