Reformation Day is a public holiday in Slovenia every 31 October. This day celebrates the beginning of the Protestant Reformation on 31 October, 1517. It was then that Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany.
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Even though Slovenia is majority-Catholic and there are very few Lutherans or other Protestants in the country, most Slovenians appreciate that the Protestant Reformation brought about the publication of the Bible in the Slovenian tongue for the first time ever during the 16th Century. And it was Protestantism that led the way in mother-tongue church services and made other lasting marks on Slovenian religion and culture.
In Lutheran churches in Slovenia during October, you may see Reformation Day plays depicting the life of Martin Luther. Many will sing A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, penned by Luther, and attend special church services on Reformation Day as well.
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