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Rounds of the Shrovetide ploughmen

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

Rounds of the Shrovetide ploughmen. Photo: M. Kranjc, 2004

The parade of the Shrovetide ploughmen is a masked parade in the north-east of Slovenia. The Shrovetide ploughmen, along with dancing masked kurent figures, make jokes, act the fool, play music, do ritual ploughing and pass on traditional greetings to wish the locals good health and a rich harvest.

The bearers of the element of the intangible cultural heritage are: 

Ethnographic Society Shrovetide Ploughmen Okič, 

Cultural Ethnographic Society Shrovetide Ploughmen Lancova vas, 

- Cultural Society Alojz Štrafela Markovci – Group  Ploughmen.