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St. Gregory's - Vuč u vodo

St. Gregory's or "Vuč u vodo" is a Tržič custom that originated among the local shoemakers. On that day they stopped working under lights in their workshops.

The Tržič custom of “Vuč u vodo” is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and eagerly anticipated events of the year. The custom comes alive on 11 March on the eve of St. Gregory's Day. It is a centuries-old Tržič tradition that was observed by Tržič shoemakers in the past. On this day they stopped working under lights in their workshops.

Cobblers' apprentices asked their masters for permission to make miniature houses during the work shift. Each apprentice grabbed the nearest “camboh” (a wicker bowl or basket), filled it with wood shavings, mixed everything with strong glue, set it on fire, and placed the basket onto the water.

Since there no longer any cobblers' apprentices in Tržič, the custom is kept alive by children from schools and preschools of Tržič. They gather together on St. Gregory's Eve and float their miniature houses down the Tržič Bistrica. The programme is enriched by an exhibition of the "gregorčki" houses lasting several days and numerous accompanying events.

Event program:
16.00 – 17.30 Kurnik's house: a workshop - baking birds from dough
16.00 – 17.30 Tržič Cultural Center: a workshop - making miniature houses (»gregorčki« houses)
18.00 Atrium of the municipality of Tržič: cultural program 
18.30 from the atrium of the municipality of Tržič: Gregory's procession accompanied by the Tržič Wind Orchestra
18.50 The embankment of the Tržič Bistrica: bonfire and the descent of »gregorčki« minitaur houses from cardboard

Date of the next event

Tuesday, 11. March 2025

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