Pozdravljeni v Sentjostu

Description of Šentjošt

Šentjošt, about a happy home
in front of which my father stands...

Each one of us could recite about this who lives by these regions. We have a very nice life: hills and valleys, streams and forests which our eyes rest upon and in the noon heat a friendly, coolness branches from them. In the sunny slopes we have meadows and pastures where on a spring evening, a pleasant wind blows that warms a young heart.

However, let s leave this now and turn back the wheel in history when the sea splashed here and let's change ourselves into mussels for in 200 milion years. Young fossil collector will uncover it and then, when the sea has dried and has become a desert: over the ice age into warmer days, lake-dwellers wished for nice weather on sunday's set up their cottages and surprisingly stared back into the foggy sea. Their cottages were anbushed by the celtics, who already knew what was good water and air but here they forgot their key, probably from wine cellars or taverns, where thirsty Rome merchants, who loaded over iron to here, drank.
Then for some time, there was no news about us, until the people in the 12th century erect the church St. Jošt and begin to call themselves Šentjošters. In 1354 a bell begins to ring in the bell tower which is the oldest in Slovenija. Before 300 years pass, they build another church because the old one was too small; thus the village remains with two churches.

The first and second world war collected a lot of taxes, especially the second and almost a fourth of the inhabitants were killed, as homequarders, and a fourth emigrated out into the world. After the war, despite political opposition, the village was renovated and through its work begana new society. Above all, the firemans built a fire station and equipment, arranged good get.togethers, and put out fires.

The Sports Organization takes care that between the old and young soccer, the most popular is not forgotten. The largest sports event is the annual soccer game between married and single men. In the winter there are ski competitions; until a year ago we did not have a snow-treader, and since then no snows falls on purpose (this year is a lot better).

Those who find our almost 1000 metre hill too small, take the Mountain Club, if necessary on Triglav, Velika Klek or on the European hiking trail E7 in Europe.
Our priest cares for our psychical needs around, who gathers old and young people. In our regions we are still faithfull people. We have close to 750 people and 5 churches in our village, and many cruxifixes and altars.

Culture is upheld by the cultural society man Ivan Cankar, because he wrote his piece of work King on Betajnova in the near by town of Butajnova. I mean, we are worthy of his name; every year we organize some kind of play, folklore groups learn Slovenian dances and we also have a choir.

For natural balance we have the Hunters Club.

The youngest of our Clubs is the Yacht club which organizes annual sailing. Now we are feverlishy looking out for the first waterway for our boat.

And for yust a moment let us stop before our daily bread. Once the majority, now only a few people live from farming; above all the grain brings our bread, wood with bristles is cultivated by carvers and engravers which we have quite a few of. So we do not walk barefoot.

Alpina has it's own plant, and the best possibility for a women to make an income.The mens range is Indos, the first factory in these regions which produces anything possible from metal. We also have many tradesmen, other people go to work in Horjul, Vrhnika and Ljubljana.

Of course, Šentjošt with its 640 metres above the sealine and 30 km west of Ljubljana is not the only noteworthy village in our parish. There is also Planina with it's hills, and not only a name which extends into the world of mountains; Butajnova which nests near the plains of Karst and Smrecje, and which is like a hillside balcony overlooking the Ljubljana marsh.

I hope you have learned where, what and who we are, what beautyes we have and that people with good hearts live here.

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