One Shopping Day Left Until the Day of the Dead

Tomorrow, November 1 is All Saints Day, or Dan Spomina na Mrtve and AKA Day of the Dead during the Socialist days. It remains an important holiday in Slovenia, and one of the most lucrative for flower sellers in a country where people tend to buy lots of flowers.

These were taken yesterday at Ljubljana’s central market, before back-to-back state holidays shut the country down for two days, which was swimming in flowers and arrangements of all shapes, sizes and colors.

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Today is Reformation Day, a public holiday and work-free day as well, but that has nothing to do with the flower trade.

It does mean that the central market is closed, but last-minute flower buyers aren’t out of luck. The stalls in the fresh flower section, between the older covered market building and the Ljubljana Cathedral, were packed with sellers and shoppers late this morning.

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