Shrovetide in Cerknica
If you visit Cerknica on Carnival Sunday, there will be much to see for you. A special feature of the carnival are huge figures accompanying the carnival masks on the parade through the streets of Cerknica. Meet the witch Ursula, the mother of all witches who have their "nest" at the top of Slivnica hill, the water man Jezerko, the giant pike, Butalci and other characters who will surely leave an impression on you.
Dragon's Carnival in Ljubljana
It's been a long time since the Ljubljana dragon was last seen. Or has it? At carnival time, the dragon actually sneaks into Ljubljana’s old city centre and brings carnival masks from all across Slovenia including ethnological carnival characters, masks portraying children and other carnival groups.
Carnival of Istria
Join the carnival procession on the Slovenian coast. At the Carnival of Istria, both traditional carnival characters and various modern carnival masks parade through the streets of Koper. Particularly interesting are group masks which reflect current events in society and for some which imagination knows no bounds.
Prešerni (the Cheerful) Carnival
On carnival Saturday, the streets of Kranj old town centre are flooded with colourful masks, the smell of doughnuts and a festive atmosphere. Take a look at the carnival procession and dance in a masked ball to the disco rhythms, while kids will also have their carnival fun activities.