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Carnival festivities begin

Ptuj/Cerknica/Cerkno/Ljubljana, 20 February - Shrovetide festivities will get under way all around Slovenia this Thursday, culminating with carnivals during the weekend and ending next Tuesday with the death of Pust, as the Shrovetide period is called in Slovenian.

Ptuj
Carnival procession in Ptuj.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Hrušica
A carnival parade of distict local Shrovetide figure Škoromati.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Cerkno
Laufar at carnival parade in Cerkno.
Photo: Martina Kolenc/STA

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