Cultural Day in Idrija
There is a state celebration in honor of the eve of Cultural Day, where most prominent artists are awarded the Prešeren’s prize. There are also other local performances taking place all over Slovenia. In Idrija there was an opening of the installation of Marko Pirih in m. It represents the birth of Idrija from the mercury seed and out of the hands of generations of mine workers.
There was also a possibility to see the rich permanent exhibition of the Idrija Municipal Museum, named “Five centuries of the Mercury Mine and the Town of Idrija” on Gerwerkenegg Castle, and other Museum’s exhibitions in Idrija, namely Miner’s House, Francis Shaft and Idrija Kamšt. It was also possible to enter the part of the mine Anthony’s Shaft, settled for tourists, free of charge.