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Ash Wednesday Marks Transition from Carnival to Lent

Ljubljana, 18 February - Festivities celebrating Fat Tuesday, or Pust in Slovenian, are coming to an end with the burning of the Pust figure in several towns across the country on Ash Wednesday, which marks the transition from the festive period to a 40-day Lent before Easter Sunday.

Cerkinca
The traditional ritual of burning of the Pust figure made of straw.
Photo: Andreja Jernejčič/STA

Cerkinca
The traditional ritual of burning of the Pust figure made of straw.
Photo: Andreja Jernejčič/STA

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