Dan ljubezni

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Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia "Dan ljubezni"
Eurovision Song Contest 1975 entry
Country Yugoslavia
Artist(s) Ditka Haberl
Oto Pestner
Tadej Hrušovar
Palmira Klobovš
Ivan Mojžer
Nada Žgur
As Pepel in Kri (credited in the contest as Ashes and Blood)
Language Slovene
Composer(s) Tadej Hrušovar
Lyricist(s) Dušan Velkaverh
Conductor Mario Rijavec
Finals performance
Final result 13th
Final points 23
Appearance chronology
◄ "Moja generacija" (1974)   
"Ne mogu skriti svoju bol" (1976) ►

"Dan ljubezni" ("A Day of Love") is a song performed in Slovene by the band Pepel in kri (credited in the contest as Ashes and Blood). It was the Yugoslav entry song in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, and it marks the fourth and final time the Socialist Republic of Slovenia represented the whole of Yugoslavia at Eurovision (Slovene would not be heard again until Slovenia gained independence and returned as its own sovereign nation in 1993). The music composition was written by Tadej Hrušovar, lyrics were written by Dušan Velkaverh and arranged by Dečo Žgur.

The song was performed eighth on the night, following Switzerland's Simone Drexel with "Mikado" and preceding the United Kingdom's The Shadows with "Let Me Be the One". At the close of voting, it had received 22 points, placing 13th in a field of 19.

The song is a ballad, with Pepel in Kri calling for a day of love in the whole world that never ends. It was succeeded by Ambasadori with "Ne mogu skriti svoju bol", the Yugoslav representative at the 1976 Contest.

The song was released as "A Day of Love" in English but failed to enter the charts.

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