Kurentovanje celebration in Ptuj
The Kurentovanje celebration in Ptuj is the largest Slovenian Shrovetide event with a rich tradition. The door-to-door rounds of Kurenti have been entered on UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Days of National Costumes and Clothing Heritage
At the end of summer, the streets of the historic town of Kamnik are full of colourful national costumes from all parts of Slovenia. Taking place in the second weekend of September, this largest ethnological festival in the country, boasting over 40 years of tradition, attracts more than 30,000 visitors every year. According to British newspaper The Guardian, Days of National Costumes and Clothing Heritage constitute one of the 20 great traditional festivals in Europe.
Would you like to learn dance steps that are carried on from generation to generation? Would you like to celebrate life and the birth of new seasons that bring growth and abundance? Come to Bela Krajina in June, the landscape of white birches, flax, the slow-flowing River Kolpa, good wine, and culinary delicacies. In Črnomelj, the largest town in Bela Krajina, Jurjevanje, the oldest folklore festival in Slovenia, has been taking place since 1964.
Idrija Lace Festival
Do you like lace? Why not make your own? Come to Idrija, where lace has been made since 1696. This special festival features lace masterpieces and it also provides an entertainment programme and tours of various attractions. Here, you can taste traditional dishes and enjoy some coffee or cake with sugar lace. Take part in lace-bobbing workshops – perhaps you can master Idrija lace.