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  • Greek bears to dance with Kurents

    Created Friday, 25 January 2013

    25th January 2013 Visitors of this year’s Kurentovanje will undoubtedly enjoy the vivid international atmosphere. The winter will be chased by different carnival masks from all over the world, among which there will be also Greek bears for the first time in the Ptuj carnival history. Beside them, between 3rd and 12th February, the streets of Ptuj will be crowded with carnival groups from Russia, ...

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  • Kurentovanje 2013 celebrates 140 years of the first carnival parade in Ptuj

    Created Thursday, 17 January 2013

    Consortium Kurent presented today the project of the 53rd Kurentovanje under the slogan “Awake the Mystic Part in Yourself”. The private-public partnership between Ptuj City Municipality, Perutnina Ptuj and Sava Tourism Company forming the consortium Kurent, will continue, as in previous years, with its mission to enhance this extremely rich ethnological heritage of carnival figures in Ptuj and it...

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  • Kurentovanje Awakes Mystic Worlds

    Created Tuesday, 08 January 2013

    The most significant carnival event is back with an even richer programme Ptuj, Slovenia – Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia, has been known for its carnival, called Kurentovanje, for more than half a century as being the most significant cultural and ethnological event in this part of Europe. The main mystical figure, after which the carnival was named, is Kurent, typical of Ptuj and its surroun...

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  • Awake the Mystic in Yourself

    Created Monday, 07 January 2013

    Kurentovanje, for the 53rd time in a row, is going to enhance its reputation of international ethnological event, for it has gained its own entry on the European carnival calendar, and as one of the few carnival capitals in Europe. Kurentovanje 2013 consists of three distinguishable thematic events containing various programmes: EthnoFest, CarnivalFest and ArtFest. The main novelty in the programm...

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  • Kurentovanje 2012 connected worlds

    Created Tuesday, 21 February 2012

    Ptuj, Slovenia – The oldest town in Slovenia, Ptuj, is renowned for its more than a thousand-year old history and 51 years of Kurentovanje, the most prominent cultural and ethnographic carnival event in this part of the world. The main mystic figure that gave name to this festival is the so-called Kurent or Korant known only in the region of Ptuj. Symbolically it represents a victory of good ove...

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  • Awarded 52. Carnival parade groups

    Created Monday, 20 February 2012

    Awarded groups: Lego city from Mala vas, Turtles Frančki Bukovci Vopošnica, Turks in Slovenia and attack on Ptujska Gora from Kulturno turistično društvo Soviče Dravci, Miki Mouses from Stojince Siget, Juršinci Grapes, Music box puppets, Stojnci, Cirkus gimnazius Ptuj, Kostevski devils, Rabbits and carrots from Spuhlja, Borovje Devil.

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  • Kindergarden Carnival

    Created Monday, 20 February 2012

    Kidnergarten Carnival was a Sucess despite the fear of bad weather

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  • Dance of more than 600 kurents

    Created Monday, 20 February 2012

    Spring weather greeted record-breaking 108 carnival groups which presented themselves in 52. International Carnival parade in Ptuj. In the groups were more than 4500 individuals; among them were more than 600 kurents, which represent the most characteristic traditional ethnographical figure of Ptuj. More than 60.000 spectators saw carnival groups from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Macedoni...

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  • Carnival Wedding in Ptuj

    Created Monday, 20 February 2012

    In the old tradition the couples weren't allowed to marry in the fasting time, the last Saturday of Shrovetide was the last when they could marry until the end of fasting time. This year that tradition was awaken in Ptuj, where they prepared a real carnival wedding with bride, groom and wedding guest wearing mask. In the old tradition the couples weren't allowed to marry in the fast...

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  • 52. Carnival parade awards call

    Created Thursday, 16 February 2012

    Organizator Kurentovanja 2012 razpisuje nagrade v vrednosti 8.000,00 EUR za najbolj domiselne skupinske maske na52. mednarodni karnevalski povorki. Posebna komisija bo v okviru 52. mednarodne karnevalske povorke v nedeljo, 19. februarja 2012, izbrala 10 skupinskih mask v prostem karnevalskem delu in jih nagradila. Kriteriji za ocenjevanje bodo naslednji: izvirnost, aktualnost, izdelava, nast...

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