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Flowers of One Garden
Unveiling a sculpture “Flowers of One Garden” (Photo State Department)

Unveiling a sculpture “Flowers of One Garden” (Photo State Department)

On 11/10/2012 U.S. Embassy Ljubljana proudly unveiled a new sculpture, “Flowers of One Garden,” on the embassy grounds at an event that included speeches by the Ambassador, local leaders, and performances by Romani singers and dancers. This sculpture was donated by the Roma settlement of Kamenci in far-eastern Slovenia. The five children holding hands and dancing symbolize tolerance and love, emphasizing that Kamenci is a place where people from diverse backgrounds have joined together to foster a better future. The sunflower in the middle is a Roma symbol for friendship and spiritual enrichment. The wheel is an emblem of the Roma people and evokes their nomadic past; it also represents Kamenci as a cultural crossroads. Artist: Tibor Frančič (b. 1959, Murska Sobota, Slovenia)

Ambassador Mussomell's speech on minority rights of Roma
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