Back in the old days, 12th of March in Slovenia symbolized the beginning of the spring. One day before the 12th, people gathered by the river and place wooden houses with candles into the river current as a celebration of the light (the sun) coming back to the valley.
And because this time also gives one of the most beautiful sounds of nature as birds are singing their spring songs, they also liked to say that on this particular day birds have a wedding. This became Slovenian version of Valentine’s day, way before Valentine’s day was all over every western shop and romantic movie.
Light is back, energies are waking up, first flowers are soaking up the sun, the souns and smells are refreshing, people have a bigger smile on their face, it really feels like a wedding – nature style.