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Social Life in Slovenia

Behavior

The Slovenes are very well aware of the world around them as well as the differences in opinions and behaviors. Because of this they are quite understanding of various cultures and foreigners so odd behaviors are generally accepted (but not encouraged).

Your behavior should begin with modesty as being loud, rude, showing off wealth, or dressing provocatively will get you stares. Likewise, placing yourself above others or boasting is viewed negatively.

As a visitor to Slovenia, just try to follow the lead of the locals by dressing in like manner (see below for details), dining in the local etiquette (see our Slovenia Dining & Food Page), and avoid sensitive conversation topics, such as politics, finances, and business unless initiated by your local counterpart.

Dress

The traditional dress in Slovenia is very regional as the country is quite mountainous and these mountains have divided the people, hence giving each region a unique traditional dress. Despite the many differences between these outfits, there are also a number of similarities. Women tended to wear loose-fitting skirts, white shirts, aprons, and often times a belt of some sort and a hat or scarf for their hair. Men also dressed in similar style as pants, long-sleeved shirts, vests, and hats were the norm. For both men and women though the colors and particular styles vastly differed from region to region.

Today, this traditional clothing is only worn for ceremonial occasions, not for everyday wear. The people today wear clothing that is no different from that worn through Europe and much of the world. As a visitor to Slovenia, this same dress is acceptable as there are no restrictions on dress; although sunbathing naked or women sunbathing topless is only permitted in certain places so always be sure to know where this is allowed before doing so. In general, just dress for the occasion with more formal dress in business and religious settings, while in the outdoors, nearly anything is acceptable.

This page was last updated: November, 2013