Ptuj draws crowds for Carnevale festivities
Slovenia’s most important carnevale celebration, Ptuj’s Kurentovanje, was held again this year, from 3 to 8 February. Sunday was the highlight, featuring a parade with nearly 2000 participants from not only Slovenia but also Austria, Croatia and Macedonia. More than 40,000 people turned out to watch.
The region’s most important carnevale figure, the Kurent, was well represented with more than 350 people wearing the traditional costumes made from animal hair and featuring huge masks and bells designed to scare away winter. [SN / 06.02.05 / Large Crowds at Ptuj Carnival].