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Carnival Festivities Culminate with Parades Across Slovenia

Ljubljana, 18 February - Virtually every town and village in Slovenia will celebrate this weekend, with carnival festivities culminating in parades and parties. The biggest celebration will traditionally be staged in the medieval city of Ptuj, where a record number of spectators and costumes are expected.

Cerknica
Carnival parade of witches in Cerknica.
Photo: Petra Trcek/STA

Cerkno
Laufarji costumes at a parade in Cerkno.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Cerkno
Laufarji costumes at a parade in Cerkno.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Ptuj
Traditional costume from the Ptuj area.
Photo: Bojan Šuštar/STA

Ptuj
Ancient kurent masks typical of the area of Ptuj.
Photo: Bojan Šuštar/STA

Ptuj
A child dressed up as kurent at a traditional parade.
Photo: Bojan Šuštar/STA

Ptuj
Ancient kurent masks typical of the area of Ptuj.
Photo: Bojan Šuštar/STA

Cerknica
Carnival parade of witches in Cerknica.
Photo: Petra Trcek/STA

Cerknica
Carnival parade of witches in Cerknica.
Photo: Petra Trcek/STA

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