A three-day cultural programme is organized in honour of the priest Jakob Aljaž, who made the Slovenes aware of their nationality and set the Aljaž Tower on the summit of Triglav.
Jakob Aljaž, on his arrival in Dovje in 1889, found himself in the cradle of folk creativity. A gentle, patriotic priest, he noticed a great love for singing, playing and dancing among the locals. He left an indelible mark on the villages under Triglav. In 1989, we erected a monument to him. Since then, we have been organising the traditional Aljaž Days event in his memory, this year the 30th anniversary event.
Thursday, 25 August at 8 pm Fanny S.Copeland , Slovenian Mountain Museum, Mojstrana lecture – curator Saša Mesec Fanny Susan Copeland, lecturer in English at the University of Ljubljana, writer, poet… A lover of our mountains, she crowned her 40 ascents of Triglav with a feat on Triglav at the age of 88. Friday, 26 August at 8 p.m. How Aljaž’s Days were born, festive event – presenter Marsel Gomboc with guests – actors of the time, Aljaž’s Enlightenment Centre, Dovje Vintgar Quintet The Vintgar Quintet proudly continues the singing tradition of the cultural association from Bled Dobrawa, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2023. The members strive for continuous progress. Their repertoire includes folk and art songs, compositions of various musical genres. Saturday 27 August at 4 p.m. Crow and Music – musical and puppet performance (Jaroslav Cefera, Bernarda Gašperčič-Teater for all), Aljaž Enlightenment Centre The performance is an interesting musical lesson in which we meet musical terms such as: instrument, string, orchestra, conductor… The children are very active in the performance, as they are constantly working with the musician. The crow provides laughter and fun. 8 pm Slovenian Octet – concert, St. Michael’s Parish Church, Dovje The Slovenian Octet sang for the first time in 1951 at the Slovenian Philharmonic and has since then been considered the most representative Slovenian male vocal chamber ensemble. The main mission of the Octet is to preserve and enrich Slovenian vocal music. Sunday, 28 August 8:00 Gusteln’s march – organised by PD Dovje Mojstrana Aljažev dom – under the Triglav North Face to the Luknja saddle, shorter variant – bivouac under Luknja Assembly: Aljažev dom, Vrata in case of bad weather: SPM – Aljažev dom along the Triglav Bistrica Trail at 3 p.m. Concert in the sign of the mountains and Jakob Aljaž – Timotej Willewaldt and friends In this project, the young promising musician, 20-year-old violinist Timotej Willewaldt, together with his colleagues, violinist Laura de Wolff and cellist Sofia Grassi, wants to bring classical works closer to the listener. With the help of two prominent young composers, Matej Kastelic and Klara Mlakar, he brings the old songs of composer Jakob Aljaž out of obscurity and presents them in a new light. The Aljaž Chapel of the Brothers Cyril and Methodius in Vrata, in case of bad weather the Church of St. Clement in Mojstrana 4 p.m. Holy Mass Aljaž Chapel of Brothers Cyril and Methodius in Vrata, in case of bad weather St. Clement’s Church in Mojstrana Organised by the Jaka Rabič Dovje Mojstrana Cultural and Artistic Association in cooperation with the Dovje Mojstrana Tourist Board, the Dovje Parish, the Dovje Mojstrana Mountaineering Association, the Dovje Mojstrana GRS and the Slovenian Mountain Museum. The event is sponsored by Tourism Kranjska Gora. Free admission. The organisers are preparing the events in accordance with the NIJZ infection prevention measures. Visitors are kindly asked to follow the NIJZ recommendations responsibly.