Men and boys dress in white sheep's fur costumes to celebrate Slovenia's traditional version of Carnival. In Ptuj, the oldest town in the Slovenia, they parade ringing bells to scare off evil spirits and chase away winter believed to bring 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 magazine 2/2006