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Carnival Festivities Culminate with Processions, 60,000 Visit Ptuj

Ptuj/Cerknica/Cerkno, 6 March - Carnival atmosphere gripped Slovenian towns on Sunday as shrovetide festivities culminated with processions of costumed figures that attracted record numbers of visitors this year.

Ptuj
International Shrovetide carnival procession in Ptuj.
Kurenti chasing away the winter.
Photo: Bojan Sustar/STA

Cerkno
Shrovetide carnival procession in Cerkno.
"Laufarji".
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Cerknica
Shrovetide carnival procession in Cerknica
"Laufarji".
Photo: Petra Trcek/STA

Ptuj
International Shrovetide carnival procession in Ptuj.
Photo: Bojan Sustar/STA

Ptuj
International Shrovetide carnival procession in Ptuj.
Kurenti chasing away the winter.
Photo: Bojan Sustar/STA

Ptuj
International Shrovetide carnival procession in Ptuj.
Photo: Bojan Sustar/STA

Ptuj
International Shrovetide carnival procession in Ptuj.
Photo: Bojan Sustar/STA

Ptuj
International Shrovetide carnival procession in Ptuj.
Photo: Bojan Sustar/STA

Ptuj
International Shrovetide carnival procession in Ptuj.
Photo: Bojan Sustar/STA

Ptuj
International Shrovetide carnival procession in Ptuj.
Kurenti chasing away the winter.
Photo: Bojan Sustar/STA

Cerknica
Shrovetide carnival procession in Cerknica
"Laufarji".
Photo: Petra Trcek/STA

Cerknica
Shrovetide carnival procession in Cerknica
"Laufarji".
Photo: Petra Trcek/STA

Cerknica
Shrovetide carnival procession in Cerknica
"Laufarji".
Photo: Petra Trcek/STA

Cerknica
Shrovetide carnival procession in Cerknica
"Laufarji".
Photo: Petra Trcek/STA

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