Slovenian traditions are many and varied, since they are influenced by the country's cultural and natural diversity.
One of the most important traditions in Slovenia is related to Carnival. The strange figure colorized in red is called Kurent and is a mythical pagan creture who, according to the people's belief, chases Winter away and welcomes Spring. Nowadays no-one believes in the Kurent's power anymore, but the tradition is more alive than ever.
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