The biggest ethnological festival in Slovenia with almost 50-year tradition is taking place next weekend in Kamnik. Last year, The Guardian put the festival on the list of 20 great traditional festivals in Europe.
In Kamnik, the second weekend of September is reserved for The National Costumes and Clothing Heritage Days. This is the time when tradition comes alive and shows the best bits of the ethnographical and cultural background of the area.
The central event is the traditional national costumes parade, which brings together more than two thousand fans and connoisseurs of group-specific costumes. On Sunday at 3pm visitors will be able to enjoy in a colourful parade, showcasing costumes from around the world. No wonder that The Guardian put the festival on the list of 20 great traditional festivals in Europe.
But it is not just about the Sunday's parade: you can visit anytime during event and get an excellent insight into tradition and cultural heritage. This year, exhibitions will be put on display at four different venues: Monastery Mekinje, Gallery above Veronika Café, Dika Gallery and the exhibition area in the Municipality Kamnik (Občina Kamnik). What is more: the streets itself will shine in bright colours of tradition: like every year, visitors can take a peek into traditional art and craft products, have a hands-on experience with various traditional crafts, listen to the folk music on the main stage at Glavni trg, or attend workshops for children.
More details available here: www.narodnenose.si/en.