Charity bazaar moving to Grand Hotel Union
The event will be opened by humanitarian and actress Ana Dolinar and attended by parliamentary Speaker Milan Brglez, Mayor of Ljubljana Zoran Janković and Human Rights Ombudsman Vlasta Nussdorfer.
Among the countries represented at the stalls will be Pakistan, Hungary, Poland, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, the United States, Japan, Kenya and Uganda.
The accompanying programme will feature presentations of Irish, Indonesian, Egyptian and Ukrainian dances and Russian, Macedonian and Serbian folk music.
The funds raised will go to five local charities to help women and children who are victims of violence.
The Slovenian International Ladies' Association was founded in 1993 to encourage cultural and educational exchange as well as reinforce the relations between its members. It mostly features foreign businessmen and diplomats' wives.
The first bazaar was organised in 1994. It featured a dozen countries and raised over EUR 11,000 for the Ljubljana Paediatric Clinic.
So far, more than EUR 1.3m has been raised and used to help different organisations and individuals in Slovenia.
In recent years, the bazaar has been held at the Ljubljana fairgrounds, but this year it moved to Grand Hotel Union.