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Burial of "Pust" Marks the End of Carnivals in Slovenia

Cerknica/Ptuj/Cerkno, 20 February - The Carnival festivities that have brought costumes of various shapes and colours to places around Slovenia are bidding farewell as the central figure of the Carnival, "Pust", is buried for the sins committed during the time of fanfare.

Ptuj
"Cigani" (gypsies) at the 47th international carnival.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
The 47th international carnival.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
The 47th international carnival.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
The 47th international carnival.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
The 47th international carnival.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
The 47th international carnival.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
The 47th international carnival.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
Kurenti at the 47th international carnival.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
Kurenti at the 47th international carnival.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
Kurenti at the 47th international carnival.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Cerknica
Carnival.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Cerknica
Carnival.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Cerknica
Carnival.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Cerknica
Carnival.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Cerknica
Carnival.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Cerknica
Top witch.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Cerknica
Carnival.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Cerknica
Witches at the carnival.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Cerkno
Lamant, a costume at the carnival.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Cerkno
From left to right: Marjetica (Daisy) and Ta bršljanov (ivy man), two of the costumes at the carnival.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Cerkno
Pust (left) and Ta terjast, two of the costumes at the carnival.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA
File photo

Cerkno
Pust, one of the costumes at the carnival.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

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