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Carnival Festivities Begin as Winter Is In Full Swing

Ptuj/Cerknica/Cerkno, 7 February - Carnival characters, including one of Slovenia's most famous, the kurenti, will have their work cut out for them chasing the winter away as shrovetide celebrations kick off this weekend since much of the country is still covered by a snow blanket.

Ptuj
Krofi pastries.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

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

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

Ljubljana
Kurenti.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Kurent.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ptuj
Ptuj carnival.
Photo: Bojan Šuštar/STA

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