Pagan spirit returns to the country for carnival season

Ljubljana, 16 February - Following a two-year Covid-prompted break, carnival festivities are back in full swing chasing away winter across Slovenia to culminate with picturesque processions of a variety of traditional carnival figures on Sunday, including in Ptuj and Cerknica, the country's best known carnival sites, before Pust is buried on Shrove Tuesday.

Traditional doughnuts.
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Slow-witted Butalci.
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Kurent in Ljubljana.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
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