Patronage request

The activities below have received the patronage of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The reports received by the Secretariat of the Convention on these activities are sometimes accompanied by additional information (press releases, etc..), which can be requested from Secretariat at

38th Idrija Lace Festival
14/06/2019 - 16/06/2019Idrija (Town Square, streets, exhibition gallery, Lace School, museum)
Centar za idrijsko dediščino (Slovenia)

The Idrija Lace Festival is the biggest internationally recognized event of Idrija, dedicated to the tradition of lace making. The festival programme takes place over three days, from Friday to Sunday. During this time the town is alive with lace. Lace-made items by children and grown-ups fill the streets and shop windows are decorated with lace. There are exhibits of domestic and foreign lacemaking artwork, and lacemaking shops will open their doors to many visitors. The festival is becoming a much more popular international event through the involvement of foreign lace making centers, international craft and heritage projects, the participation of international guests and experts, and visitors from outside Slovenia.

Related element(s) :
Bobbin lacemaking in Slovenia

Patronage report : English 
Kurentovanje Carnival 2019
02/02/2019 - 05/03/2019Ptuj
Javni zavod za turizem Ptuj (Slovenia)

The Kurentovanje Carnival is a traditional international ethnographic festival, which happens in the time span between candlemass and ash Wednesday. The carnival was named after the most famous and oldest traditional ethnographic character from the region of Ptuj - the Kurent. The Kurent has been present for centuries in the area of Ptuj and the first Kurentovanje carnival was held in 1960. Every year more than 10 different countries also contribute to the Ptuj Kurentovanje carnival, when their masks and ethnographic characters join the traditional carnival masks of the Ptuj area.

Related element(s) :
Door-to-door rounds of Kurenti

Patronage report : English/Slovenian 
International folklore festival FOLKART
25/06/2013 - 29/06/2013Maribor
Cultural Centre Narodni Dom Maribor (Slovenia)
Mrs. Alenka Klemencic
Patronage report : English