Every year for carnival we have parade in Črnomelj, city from where I came from. Parade goes from one side of the city to other ( city is small so all ends in 30 minutes jajajajaj) and ens on parking lot in front of shoping center. Then there is music, dancing, u can buy donuts, muled vine & “cold” vine :), popcorn, baloons, juices….
This year was a lil bit diferent than in other, mybe cuz we have new mayor..well mayoress ( for the first time =p ) Club who organised it, with name “Presta” meaning “bretzel”…according to one legend ppl in Črnomelj baked a lot of it, so that’s our unofficial nickname =))). Where were I…ahhh yeea…well that club called ppl from villages neer Črnomelj to join them & also ppl from Ptuj. In Ptuj they have masks called “Kurenti” & they have “Kurentovanje –>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurent Some of them came in Črnomelj & show us their tradition. It was awsome!!!! At the same time they had 51. Kurentovanje in Ptuj, there was more than 600 kurents & 60.000 ppl. There I woudn’t see them from close, in Črnomelj I could touch them 🙂
I pick some of the pictures that I took. Mostly with Kurenti cuz they were the most interesting thing… all other masks presented the situation of Bela Krajina region where Črnomelj is ( problem of tunnel be2 Bela Krajina & Dolenjska & so) and few of them world situation. Kids also participated and at the end all kids who were in carnival mask got donuts ( krof in slovenian http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krofne Our don’t looks like american jajajajaj) and juice.
When I walked home I also shot some pictures of Črnomelj. Sadly it was cloudy so the city don’t looks so great as usual. Oooo and I like to call it city but is town in fact 🙂 5000 ppl live here.
All photos were shot with mobile phone 🙂