intangible cultural heritage

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Small Cattle Husbandry

area: Soca valley
category: practices concerning nature
As in other parts of the Alps, seasonal migration between
the valley and alpine pastures is also practiced in the
Bovec region.
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'Mera' in 'kompanija'

area: Soca valley
category: practices concerning nature
The first week is still marked by the so called ‘mera’ (measurement), which follows a set of rules for collective farming formed hundreds of years ago.
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Small Cattle Husbandry-Nowadays

area: Soca valley
category: practices concerning nature
On the account of a number of devoted herdsmen and modern farming politics, with a well-developed system of financial support for traditional farming, this activity has managed to survive.
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Bovec Cheese

area: Soca valley
category: practices concerning nature
When we taste bovec sheep’s cheese, we do not only taste its full and gently spicy flavour, but also encounter a more than 500-year old tradition of cheese-making in this region.
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Beekeeping

area: Soca valley
category: practices concerning nature
Beekeepers in Bovec make high quality honey from spring flowers, willow, acacia and linden, pine and chestnut trees.
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Hunting

area: Soca valley
category: practices concerning nature
Hunting, often also poaching, was one of the essential forms of food supply in the past. Because of the difficult farming conditions and large families, game meat and fish were often the only source of protein on the menu. Thus Dr. Henry Tuma’s description of hunting as a “source of health folk force” is confirmed.
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Fishing

area: Soca valley
category: practices concerning nature
The significance of fishing is evident in local literature, where Bovec cheese is mentioned as a leasing good for fishing on the Soča River, best known for the endemic species, Marble Trout.
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Guiding

area: Soca valley
category: practices concerning nature
Guiding knowledge came (and comes) from local everyday life, since in Trenta nothing was easy: extreme mining, mowing grass on mountaintops, hauling sacks of flour over the Vršič pass, or carrying chamois on the back whilst on steep mountain edges.
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Man and Wood

area: Soca valley
category: traditional craftmanship
Locals recognise the quality of the wood by tree shape, branches, bark and growing position.
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Iron from War

area: Soca valley
category: traditional craftmanship
Today’s collectors have a rich knowledge about wartime events, artifacts and historical figures.
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Raibl Miners

area: Soca valley
category: traditional craftmanship
Over time, a special ‘miners social class’ developed, whose sovereign attitude contributed significantly to the local character.
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Taste the Bovec Region- 'Čompe an skuta'

area: Soca valley
category: traditional craftmanship
In the context of modern cuisine, ‘čompe an skuta’ can be regarded as a homemade organic vegetarian starter.
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Taste the Bovec Region- 'Ta suhe mesu'

area: Soca valley
category: traditional craftmanship
Some hunters still prepare ‘dried meat’ from chamois thighs, the rest of the fresh meat is used for a roast or chamois soup.
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Taste the Bovec Region- 'Krafi'

area: Soca valley
category: traditional craftmanship
Today ‘krafi’ are eaten as a dessert and are also an integral part of the culinary offerings at some restaurants and cultural events in Bovec.
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Dialect

area: Soca valley
category: oral traditions
It is interesting to notice that new expressions entering the dialect through standard Slovene do in principle successfully adjust to the local phonological characteristics.
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Storytelling

area: Soca valley
category: oral traditions
Many layers of the past are preserved in the memory that goes on from generation to generation and cannot be found in any textbook about history.
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House Names

area: Soca valley
category: oral traditions
Traditional house names are still in use in the Bovec region. They are passed on from generation to generation and represent an important part of local identity.
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Small Cattle Earmarking

area: Soca valley
category: oral traditions
Earmarking is a way of ownership identification, which prevents confusion on the pastures. Tools, wood, houses and other products, such as cheese, were also marked; however, the marks usually differed from the ones used on animals.
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Events- The Trenta Fair

area: Soca valley
category: social practices
Today, visitors to the fair can attend various events connected with tradition, such as the eco-fair, tasting of local food and shepherd’s games.
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Events- Pilgrimage to Svete Višarje

area: Soca valley
category: social practices
Svete Višarje (it.: Monte Santo di Lussari), the mountain on the crossroads of the Germanic, Slavic and Romance world, has always been the most important pilgrimage site for the people of Bovec.
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Events- All Saint's Day

area: Soca valley
category: social practices
Although the next day is a working day, local expats from all over Europe, some even from other continents, meet on the graveyard. That is why this event is considered to be among the largest assemblies of locals in this area.
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Taste the Bovec Region

area: Soca valley
category: traditional craftmanship
In the past, local cuisine was mainly based on certain crops which were nurtured by local soil: corn, potatoes and beans.
 
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