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Door-to-door Rounds of the Kurent Inscribed on UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Door-to-door rounds of the Kurent have been put on the representative list of intangible cultural heritage across the world, came the announcement from South Korea. “We’re honoured that door-to-door rounds of the Kurent have become part of world-renowned treasures by making it on UNESCO’s list,” notes the mayor of Ptuj Miran Senčar. South Korea is hosting the 12th annual session ...

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Fifth Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Spans Four Days of Slovenian Mardi Gras Festivities! (VIDEO)

Cleveland, OH—Cleveland Kurentovanje (koo-rahn-toh-VAHN-yay), a Slovenian-infused Mardi Gras festival, is carnival event that has been celebrated in Slovenia for the past 50 years, connecting culture, arts, and people from all over Europe.  The central figure of the carnival, the Kurent, is believed to chase away winter and usher in spring with its supernatural powers. Since it’s conception in 2013, Cleveland Kurentovanje ...

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Fourth Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Weekend

Cleveland Kurentovanje, a Slovenian-infused carnival event, has expanded this year: “Kurent Jump” kicked off the celebration on Friday, February 5th, in which the Kurents came out for the first time to start their mission of scaring away the winter. On Saturday, February 6, the Cleveland Kurentovanje parade and festival took place with many musical and cultural performances, authentic food and drink, ...

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