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Slovenian Statehood celebration 2013

Slovenian Statehood celebration
in Cleveland City Hall
June 21, 2013

The Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall was packed on the evening of June 21, 2013 to celebrate 22 years of Slovenian Statehood.

Flag of Slovenia in Cleveland City Hall Rotunda

Flag of Slovenia in Cleveland City Hall Rotunda


Nika Zmauc, daughter of Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc, welcomed the crowd to the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall to celebrate the 22 years of Slovenian Statehood.

Nika Zmauc, daughter of Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Nika Zmauc


A choir than sang the national anthems of US and Slovenia.

 A choir sang the national anthems of US and Slovenia

Then Nika Zmauc introduced Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson who welcomed the Slovenian community to the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall to celebrate the 22 years of Slovenian Statehood.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Councilman Mike Polensek spoke about the successes in Slovenia after a difficult beginning 22 years ago.

Councilman Mike Polensek

Councilman Mike Polensek

Councilman Mike Polensek

Councilman Joe Cimperman spoke about what it means to be Slovenian and what it means to be free.

Councilman Joe Cimperman

Councilman Joe Cimperman

Councilman Joe Cimperman

Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc spoke in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall to celebrate the 22 years of Slovenian Statehood.

Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc



Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

His Excellency Roman Kirn, Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia to the United States of America, spoke in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall to celebrate the 22 years of Slovenian Statehood.

His Excellency Roman Kirn, Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia

Roman Kirn, Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia

His Excellency Roman Kirn, Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia



His Excellency Roman Kirn, Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia

The program moved on to entertainment as Violinist Joseph Stepec, Music Director of the Euclid Symphony Orchestra, performed in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall to celebrate the 22 years of Slovenian Statehood. He said that some of his earliest musical memories are of the sweet and melancholy melodies of Slovenia.

See photos and videos of the musical performances.


Slovenian Statehood at Cleveland City Hall Main Page (this page)

Musical performances celebrating 22 years of Slovenian Statehood

Faces in the Crowd at the Slovenian Statehood event at City Hall




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