The Drežnica Carnival

Date: 22. 02. 2020
Place: Drežnica
Type: Ethnological events
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The Drežnica Carnival is a very old traditional Carnival of pagan origin. The wooden masks are carved out by the boys themselves thus passing the lively cultural heritage on from generation to generation. 

Ta Lepi and Ta Grdi (the Pretty Ones and the Ugly Ones) that lure locals and numerous visitors outdoors form a procession with various other masks and bring happiness and joy to the inhabitants. 

Ta Lepi (the Pretty Ones) visit every house in the village and wish the locals all the best by dancing and making music and are given gifts by locals in form of treats and money in return. During the event various other masks keep on entertaining visitors. 

The most typical masks of the Drežnica Carnival – Ta Grdi (the Ugly Ones) chase children and sprinkle them with ashes. This unique custom can be seen on Shrove Saturday in Drežnica and a week prior to that in Drežniške Ravne.

The carneval will take place on 22nd February from 7.30 a.m. till 9 p.m. The main ceremony will take place from 2.30 p.m. till 5.30 p.m. on the main village square.

The Drežnica Carnival

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