• Norway!

    Norway: Sunnylvsfjord. Go Now!

    Norway
    Known for its natural beauty, Norway is home to isolated villages, fjords, and mountains that create a culture and landscape without compare. Begin Your Journey!

  • Vatican City!

    Vatican City: Vatican Museums. Go Now!

    Vatican City
    The smallest country in the world offers the heart of Catholicism and among the world's finest art collections, including the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms (ceiling pictured). Go to Vatican City!

  • Macedonia!

    Macedonia: Traditional architecture. Go Now!

    Macedonia
    Macedonia is a country still finding its unique identity, but its architecture is already one of a kind. Explore Macedonia!

  • Austria!

    Austria: Belvedere Palace. Go Now!

    Austria
    Belvedere Palace (pictured) is just one of many palaces found in Vienna. The capital is a good start to Austria, which also features the Alps, the Lakes District, and incredible history & food. Go Now!

  • Spain!

    Spain: Guell Park and Gaudi architecture. Go Now!

    Spain
    Fusion foods, lively music, historic ruins, and cultural events like the Running of the Bulls and La Tomatina make Spain and Barcelona (pictured) a favorite tourist destination. Explore Spain!

  • Ukraine!

    Ukraine: Traditional Village. Go Now!

    Ukraine
    Ukrainian culture is based on village life, particularly that found in the Carpathian Mountains (pictured). Begin Your Journey!

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