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Costumed Figures Take over at Carnival Capital

Ptuj, 14 February - More than 50 groups featuring over 1,000 traditional Shrovetide costumes from across Slovenia converged on Slovenia's oldest city on Saturday to launch the country's biggest shrovetide festival.

Cerknica
A Shrovetide carnival in Cerknica.
Photo: Petra Trcek

Ptuj
The kurenti taking over at Ptuj for the duration of Slovenia's biggest Shrovetide festival.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ptuj
The kurenti taking over at Ptuj for the duration of Slovenia's biggest Shrovetide festival.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ptuj
The kurenti taking over at Ptuj for the duration of Slovenia's biggest Shrovetide festival.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ptuj
The kurenti taking over at Ptuj for the duration of Slovenia's biggest Shrovetide festival.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ptuj
The kurenti taking over at Ptuj for the duration of Slovenia's biggest Shrovetide festival.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ptuj
The kurenti taking over at Ptuj for the duration of Slovenia's biggest Shrovetide festival.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ptuj
The kurenti taking over at Ptuj for the duration of Slovenia's biggest Shrovetide festival.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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