“I’ll eat cookies and drink wine, I’ll drink according to Micka, the stream will still be alive”
Such and similar verses are still stuck on brightly colored lect hearts today, which are decorated with sugar coatings in different colors. The red color of lect’s hearts symbolizes passion and love, the yellow bow is a sign of limitlessness and infinity, and the green flowers illustrate growth and development. Some lecto hearts are decorated with a colored drawing or an inscription, most often it is a love message. Often, instead of a verse, there is a mirror in the middle of the heart, which, according to folk tradition, was intended so that girls could admire themselves in it. Reading is one of the oldest crafts in our country. The baking of honey cakes in Slovenia dates back to the 19th century. Once upon a time, these beautifully decorated gingerbreads were baked exclusively on the biggest church and family holidays as a dessert and as a wedding gift. A bird and a horse were also popular motifs.