Dragon Carnival in the streets of Ljubljana
|Date:||22. 02. 2020 at 11:00|
|Type:||Festivals, Cultural events, Children’s events|
The Dragon Carnival will include carnival groups of traditional, ethnographically based carnival figures, children's carnival groups, and other organized groups of carnival figures.
The tradition of celebrating Shrovetide with masks and carnival processions dates back to ancient pagan times. After 1300, Central Europe saw the merging of pagan and Christian traditions and masked celebrations began to be held over the days preceding the 40-day fasting period of Lent.
Slovenian carnival figures are very colourful and Slovenian Shrovetide traditions, reflecting the distinctive local features of the rural environments of the past, unique in many ways.
The country's best known carnival figures are 'kurent', originating from the town of Ptuj, 'laufar' from the village of Cerkno, and 'škoromat' from the village of Hrušica. In Ljubljana's surrounding area the best known carnival figures are 'mačkara' and 'petelin' from the village of Dobrepolje.
Tržič - old town centre
Carnival in Cerknica
The Drežnica Carnival
Presentation of Traditional Carnival Characters (Ptuj)
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City Carnival Promenade (Ptuj)
Vrazov trg, promenade through streets and squared
International Carnival Parade
Mestni trg, on the streets and squares
Kindergarteners’ Parade (Ptuj)
streets and squares of Ptuj
Shrove Tuesday and Burial of the Carnival (Ptuj)
Kranj old town