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Door-to-door rounds of kurenti

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Below you can find a short description of an element listed in the Slovene Register of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Photo: Andrej Brence, 2010.

The parade of the imposing masked figures known as kurenti is a Shrovetide custom on the Ptuj and Drava plains, in the Haloze hills and in the Slovenske gorice area. The kurent is the most numerous traditional Shrovetide figure, which it is believed drives away winter and invites spring into the countryside.

The Door-to-door rounds of kurenti were on December 7th 2017 listed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.