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Week of Shrovetide Festivities Begins

Ptuj, 10 February - Shrovetide festivities got underway on Saturday in the northeastern city of Ptuj, home to Slovenia's biggest carnival, famous for its distinctive figures - the kurenti. The festival will culminate with an international carnival procession on Sunday, 18 February.

Ljubljana, National Assembly
The traditional masks Kurenti visit Ljubljana.
Photo: Domen groegl/STA
(File photo)

Ljubljana, National Assembly
The traditional masks Kurenti visit Ljubljana.
Photo: Domen groegl/STA
(File photo)

Ljubljana
Slovenian traditional Kurents visit Ljubljana.
Photo: Domen groegl/STA
File photo

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