Ethnofest

Carnivalfest

Kurentovanje in Ptuj

That program will be implemented if the current epidemiological situation allows.

19. 2. – 1. 3. 2022

2 February–1 March 2022

Exhibition of ethnographic carnival characters and masks in display windows

2 February–1 March 2022, old town
Sharing the knowledge and heritage of traditional Carnival characters with visitors to the old town.

Ptuj Tourism Public Institute in collaboration with the Association of Carnival Princes.

2–17 February 2022

Looking for PTUJ’S BEST DONUT 2022

We are accepting submissions until 14 February 2022, and will announce the results on
17 February 2022, www.kurentovanje.net, FB @Kurentovanje
It has arrived! Carnival with sugar-dusted lips. The sugar comes mostly from delicious donuts.
Does your house also smell of donuts?

Ptuj Tourism Public Institute in collaboration with KGZS Zavod Ptuj.

19 February 2022

Online handover of power

19 February 2022, 11 AM, FB @Kurentovanje, www.kurentovanje.net, PeTV
Mayor Nuška Gajšek will symbolically hand over the town key and power for the duration of
Kurentovanje to the 18th Carnival Prince, Knight Hinko Sodinski, Noble Gall.

On a virtual tour through our old town on Drava, we will take you to sites linked to the rich
ethnographic heritage and tradition of Kurentovanje. We will meet with interesting people who have been writing the story of one of the world’s largest carnivals.

Ptuj Tourism Public

19–28 February 2022

Screenings at the town market

19–28 February 2022, 6–8 PM, town market

Put on your mask, rent a pair of skates, and get your daily dose of fun on the town ice rink.
Carnival ice rink will be open on the town market until the end of the Kurentovanje carnival
(noon–8 PM, depending on the weather). Spice up your visit to the ice rink with different Carnival screenings.

Ptuj Tourism Public Institute in collaboration with PeTV.

19 February 2022

Art intervention

19 February 2022, two days (depending on the weather), Mestni trg

Renowned local artist Aleksander Fenos will be painting a graffiti on 4 x 5 m canvas in front of the
Town Hall. He will start working on 19 February (depending on the weather), and expects to be
painting in front of an audience for two days. The graffiti will remain exhibited in front of the Town
Hall throughout the carnival and up until mid-March.

Ptuj Tourism Public Institute.

19 and 23 February 2022

CARNIVAL WORKSHOP for children

19 February 2022, 10AM–1 PM and 23 February. 2022, 4–6 PM, Ivan Potrč Library, Ptuj
Kurentovanje’s mission includes the preservation and transfer of the tradition to new generations.
We are organizing Carnival creative workshops for children in collaboration with the Ivan Potrč

Library and the Ptuj-Ormož Regional Museum.

20, 26 and 27 February 2022

CARNIVAL WORKSHOP for children

20, 26 and 27 February 2022, 10:00 AM–1:00 PM, Ptuj Castle
Kurentovanje’s mission includes the preservation and transfer of the tradition to new generations.
We are organizing Carnival creative workshops for children in collaboration with the Ivan Potrč

Library and the Ptuj-Ormož Regional Museum.

21 February and 1 March 2022

A virtual walk through the tradition of Kurentovanje, an online guided tour

21 February 2022, 4 PM and 1 March 2022, noon FB @Kurentovanje

24 February 2022

Film Čas kurentov (Kurents’ Season), the screening will be followed by a discussion about the film

24 February 2022, 7 PM, Ptuj City Cinema
After the screening, we will talk to the film’s author Tanja Kranjec and the main protagonist,
Matevž Zoki II, the 2nd Carnival Prince.

Ptuj Tourism Public Institute in collaboration with Ptuj City Cinema.

Whole program

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Traditional ethnographic characters

Kurent
the most important ethnographic figure
Old Woman Carrying Her Man
spirits of heaven
Gypsies
from Dornava
The Devil
fear, fear, is coming
Jürek and Rabolj
from Haloze
The Trough
the straw bride
Wedding Character – the Spearman
marital character
Kurike and piceki
for a good harvest
The Mischievous Bear
from Ptuj field
Ploughmen
draw a magic circle
Log-Haulers
to enchant fertility
Carnival dancers
from Pobrežje
The Whip Crackers
for happiness and well-being
Rusas
from Ptuj field
Fairies
dancing and singing
Traditional ethnographic characters