Fur-costumed revelers at a spring festival surround a woman during their parade through the streets. Men dressed in white sheep's fur don tall hats to celebrate Slovenia's version of Carnival. In Ptuj, the oldest town in the Slovenia, they ring bells to scare off evil spirits and to chase away winter which brings spring and abundance to the land. Kurent is a mythological god of joy and wine and sometimes a creature with a magical instrument who persuades people to dance.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Alps National Geographic MM7139 FARLOW OLSON