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Pust Carnival in Cerknica 2023

People wearing peculiar costumes parade down the streets during the spectacular Pust carnival


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The little town of Cerknica, which is situated in a peaceful valley in the Karst region, is famous for its wide scale carnival Pust. Festivities last from Fat Thursday until Ash Wednesday.

Held with an incredibly positive and lively spirit, the carnival is also an unforgettable spectacle.

Lots of people wearing masks and dressed as merrymakers and witches parade down the streets of Cerknica, while others dress as hillbillies provoke them with pitchforks.

This festival marks the beginning of the Lent—the religious observance whose purpose is preparation through prayers, penance, and the repentance of sins.

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