This is the beginning of the carnival time in Ptuj when, traditionally, Kurents put on their bells for the first time in the season and dance around the camp-fire thus starting their mission of chasing the winter and everything evil away and bring in the country spring, happiness and abundant crops.
Budina pri Ptuju, homestad of the 2nd Prince of the Carnival, Matevž Zoki, at midnight
6th First furrow
At 24.00, local “ploughmen” together with local farmers and other groups of ploughmen from neighbouring villages make a symbolic first furrow spreading from the Firefighters’ headquarters in Mezgovci to the community of Dornava, and thus they announce the beginning of the carnival. Organiser: Tourism and ethnographic society Lükari Dornava.
Dornava near Ptuj, at midnight, Firefighters’ headquarters in Mezgovci near Dornava