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Traditions of celebrating Carnival in Slovenia - News for Travellers
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Traditions of celebrating Carnival in Slovenia


Posted by Oficinas-Turismo on Thursday, January 25, 2018 (18:42:14)

Slovenia holds a long tradition of Carnival celebrations. The door-to-door rounds of Kurenti are a unique feature of the Carnival season and Slovenia and have been as such been put on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


In Slovenia, numerous Carnival events and parades are held all over the country. Ptuj, Slovenia’s oldest city, holds a long tradition of carnival celebration, featuring unique Carnival masks, Kurenti, which were inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on 7 December 2017. According to folklore, Kurenti chase away the bad spirits of winter by jumping and making noise. If you would like to meet a Kurent up close, visit a traditional Kurentovanje celebration in February, which is considered one of the most interesting carnivals in the world.

Another interesting festival is the Laufarija festival in Cerkno, where Laufarji, the typical characters that wear special masks (larfe) made of linden wood, symbolise the characteristics and weaknesses of particular groups of people. Škoromati, the oldest Carnival masks in Slovenia, come from the villages of the Brkini Hills and the Podgrajsko-Matarsko Plain. If you would like to meet “the Ugly Ones” chasing young people to throw ashes on them and “the Beautiful Ones” visiting homes, dancing, and gathering gifts, join the celebrations in Drežnica and Drežniške Ravni near Kobarid. Don’t miss out the Zagorica and Ponikve Mačkare, where the Carnival customs are mixed with elements of folk theatre. The contrasts between good and evil and “the beautiful” and “the ugly” are shown by the Vrbica Shrovetide Characters near Ilirska Bistrica. If you visit Kostanjevica na Krki, you will be greeted by Šelmarji, and you can recognise them by their metal head known as the Šelma. In Prekmurje, don’t miss the Pine Wedding (Borovo gostüvanje). People used to believe that at least one in the village needed to get married in the period before Shrovetide. If there was no wedding, a symbolic Pine Wedding was held. Another place worth visiting is Cerknica, where a massive parade with Carnival masks is held. Events in Cerknica begin on Fat Thursday with a traditional sawing of the witch. In addition to traditional Carnival customs and figures, carnival festivals are held in many large towns. In Ljubljana, the Dragon Carnival is held and on the coast, the winter is chased away at the Istrian Carnival.

More information in Slovenia Tourism Office:
www.slovenia.info/ ...n-slovenia

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campanilla80
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Date: Thu Jul 23, 2020 04:09 pm    Subject: Re: Eslovenia: Que visitar, alojamiento, rutas

¡Buenas tardes! Pasaremos diez días este agosto en Eslovenia y este es el itinerario que he preparado: - Día 1: llegada a Predjama. Visita del castillo. - Día 2: cuevas Postojna. Cuevas Skocjan. Noche en Tolmin. - Día 3: garganta Tolmin. Kobarid Historical Trail. Noche en Tolmin. - Día 4: cascada Boka y Vrsic Pass. Noche en Mojstrana. - Día 5: garganta Vintgar. Lago Bled. Noche en Stara Fuzina. - Día 6: garganta Mostnica (hasta la cascada Voje). Lago. Noche en Stara Fuzina. - Día 7: cascada savica. ¿Kayak por el lago? Noche en Stara Fuzina. - Día 8: Skofja Loka. Llegada a...  read more...
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Date: Thu Jul 23, 2020 04:13 pm    Subject: Re: Eslovenia: Que visitar, alojamiento, rutas

Me gusta, Campanilla!!

El día 7 lo tienes suavito, disfruta del lago y su entorno.

Disfruta mucho Amistad
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Date: Thu Jul 23, 2020 04:15 pm    Subject: Re: Eslovenia: Que visitar, alojamiento, rutas

Gracias @Salodari Amistad . Sí, la idea es relajarnos y descansar de tanto trote Very Happy .
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Date: Thu Jul 23, 2020 06:54 pm    Subject: Re: Eslovenia: Que visitar, alojamiento, rutas

Yo lo veo muy bien, sin prisa pero sin pausa. Tiene razón Salodari que el día 7 está un poco vacío, pero por el lago Bohinj tienes muchas posibilidades. Por ejemplo, con la cascada Savica y el paseo en Kayak te queda un día relajado y con contenido. También te puedes dar un bañito en el lago (aunque el agua está helada).
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Date: Thu Jul 23, 2020 06:57 pm    Subject: Re: Eslovenia: Que visitar, alojamiento, rutas

Gracias, @Marimerpa , tu diario y el de @Salodari han sido mi fuente de inspiración Amistad .
Sí, el día 7 se queda un poco cojo. Tengo en la recámara Vogel por si nos aburrimos de holgazanear Very Happy .
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