Hot Air Balloons brought St Nicholas to Murska Sobota

Miklavžev balonarski festival 2021

On 6th December, the traditional St Nicholas Balloon Festival took place in Murska Sobota.

This year, the hot air balloon pilots also brought St Nicholas to Murska Sobota to give presents to the hard-working children. This year, 12 ballooning teams took part in the St Nicholas Ballooning Festival, which was organised for the 10th year in a row. Despite the cancellation of the traditional “St Nicholas Fair”, the balloonists decided to continue the tradition and brought St Nicholas to Murska Sobota. This gesture was a nice surprise for the children from the Murska Sobota kindergarten, who got to see the real St Nicholas and receive a small present from him. The St. Nicholas Hot Air Ballooning Festival was thus a nice end of the year for Slovenian balloonists and an overture to the upcoming 24th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship Murska Sobota 2022.

Photo: Melita Marič

Nominations By Countries

Dear pilots, we kindly ask you to check if your country has already submitted a nomination for the 24th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship Murska Sobota 2020. If your country is not listed below, please contact your National Airsport Control Organization (NAC) and send us an email at:

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countries apllied from all over the world

Nominations by Countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brasil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zeland
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Russian Federation
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America