Kurentovanje

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My first card from Slovenia comes from Tamara. 🙂

Kurentovanje is one of the most ethnologically significant Slovenian carnival festivals. It is celebrated in Ptuj on Shrove Sunday in the afternoon and visited by more than 100,000 people every year. The main figure, called Kurent or Korent, wears a massive sheepskin garment and a chain with huge bells around its waist, resulting in the noise the function of which is to “chase away winter”.

It looks a lot like Bulgarian ritual kukeri. 😀

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