Firing a mortar

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

Firing a mortar. Photo: M. Špiček, 2018

Firing a mortar is a traditional way of celebrating Easter and May Day, as well as certain local festivities and ceremonies. It originates from the folk belief that noise drives away evil forces. It is carried out by groups all across Slovenia.