Two red pigtails, freckles on cheeks and nose, colourful socks and too big shoes – that is Pippi Longstocking. That Pippi, who won young and older hearts all over the world. Everyone eagerly expecting the start of the biggest children`s event in Slovenia – Pippi Longstocking festival in Velenje. The theme of this year’s festival is Pippi’s culture, so Pippi’s place by the lake will get full attention including art, music, museums, film, book and dance.
Each year more and more co-workers are included in preparation and execution of the festival and also visitors too dressed in pigtails, freckles and colourful long stockings … all coming in greater numbers each year. But one thing remains; the festival has always been dedicated to children and their parents. It’s events increase children’s imagination and creativity, offer numerous educational resources, strengthens the feeling for fellow humans, makes new friendships, drives young people to acceptance of diversity and strengthens ties between different generations.
There will be more than one hundred of Pippi’s creative workshops operating during the festival, three stages for theatrical performances with more stages in the central arena for exhibitions, Pippi’s cinema and also where humanitarian action is organized. Pippi Longstocking festival ends with Pippi’s day.
Creative workshops will be especially artistically oriented. The opening ceremony with the arrival of Pippi Longstocking and her gang will be on 16th September 2012 at 4 pm. This is also the moment when the Mayor of Velenje gives his lento to Pippi giving her power for a week. Honorary patron of the festival is the Spanish ambassador and poet Anunciada Fernández de Córdova.
Pippi Longstocking Adventure
Especially for you, we prepared a Pippi Longstocking Adventure which includes:
- Pippi Longstocking welcome
- bed and breakfast in Youth hostel Velenje
- Lunch in the restaurant DK
- Dinner in the restaurant Jezero
- Velenje guided tour
- Pippi’s boat ride
- 2x cooperation on Pippi’s festival
- Sweet surprise for a child
- Ride with Pippi’s panoramic bus
- Accompaniment of Pippi (up to 2 hours per day)
- Organization and local tour guide
For further details of the Pippi Longstocking festival please visit the official website.