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WDEC 2019 in Maribor, Slovenia

Pobrežje cemetery, Maribor
This year WDEC in Maribor will be marked by two important anniversaries.

In 2019, Pogrebno podjetje Maribor (the presiding member of ASCE) is celebrating two important anniversaries - 150 years of company operation and 140 years of Pobrežje cemetery. Through all year, many events and activities will take place at cemeteries in Maribor,  some of them within the Week of discovering European cemeteries.

Main event: “Memory of peace”

The main event of WDEC is also the main event of the 150/140 year anniversary and it will take place on May 28th, 2019 at Pobrežje cemetery. The purpose is to recall the memory of members of numerous cultures and countries that lost their lives in the two world wars in Maribor. The event keynote speaker will be the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor.

Guided tour and classical music concert

On June 11th, 2019, a guided tour at Pobrežje cemetery will take place under the guidance of Mr. Tone Partljič, an expert on Maribor`s culture, slang, people and their nature. At the end of the tour there will be a short concert of classical music in front of the Czeike's arcades, located at the cemetery.

Photo exhibition: “Memorial Parks of Europe”

Pogrebno podjetje Maribor prepared a special photo exhibition entitled "Memorial Parks of Europe" that is on display from April 25th, 2019 in front of the farewell facility at Dobrava cemetery in Maribor. The photos represent some of the significant cemeteries in Europe that are special for their green areas and their park shape.