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Door-to-Door Rounds of Kurenti. ©UNESCO 2015
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Door-to-Door Rounds of Kurenti

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Door-to-door rounds of Kurenti is a Shrovetide custom practised from Candlemas to Ash Wednesday. Groups of Kurenti and one or more devils run from house to house and jump around the owners brandishing wooden sticks and ringing bells. Kindergartens and schools help safeguard the practice, and some formal educational courses and informal workshops help maintain respect for the tradition. Related knowledge and skills are mainly transmitted within the family, but museums and schools also play a key role in this regard.

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Place/Country: Slovenia
Series: 2017 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Interview
Credits: Bistra Ptuj, interviewer. Zveza Drustev Kurentov, Slovenia, producer.
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Rights/Droits: Zveza Drustev Kurentov

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