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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

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 as ash Wednesday. The carnival was named after the most famous and oldest traditional ethnographic character from the region of Ptuj - the Kurent. The Kurent is 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 at the Ptuj Kurentovanje carnival, when their masks and ethnographic characters join the traditional carnival masks from Ptuj area.

Related element(s) :
Door-to-door rounds of Kurenti 
International folklore festival FOLKART
25/06/2013 - 29/06/2013Maribor
Cultural Centre Narodni Dom Maribor (Slovenia)
Mrs. Alenka Klemencic
Patronage report : English