In Your Pocket city guide placed Slovenia on the list of Europe’s Coolest Carnivals!

The Carnival or in some countries Mardi Gras is still a few days away and we hope you got your custom ready for the celebration on the 25th of February. The Carnival season is already raging all over Europe and in Slovenia as well.

Carnival in Cerknica in the third place

Slovenia has many carnivals spread out throughout the entire country. The most famous one is in Ptuj, where every February the Kurents scare away the winter and call for spring. The Carnival season in Slovenia is also an amazing opportunity for you to munch on the traditional Slovenian doughnuts. which are filled with marmalade. Find out more about Slovenian Carnival traditions and Kurents, here.

This year, the city guide In Your Pocket has made a list of Europe’s Coolest Carnivals and has placed the second famous Slovenian Carnival in Cerknica in the third place. Read what they had to say about the Carnival in Cerknica.

In Your Pocket:Throughout the rest of the year, Cerknica is a sleepy Slovenian village just trying to make its own way. The madness is saved up and dolled out on Fat Thursday when the town is taken over by the so-called Butalci. First, the locals must deal with the witch, before a variety of characters both amusing and terrifying patrol the center of town, as revelers indulge in all manner of debauchery. If you think Slovenia is a peaceful, quiet country, you’ve not been to Cerknica for carnival.

Get to know the other Coolest Carnival festivals in Europe, here.