Kurentovanje Parade St Clair Ave. February 6, 2016
The 4th annual Cleveland version of the most popular carnival in Slovenia - Kurentovanje - began with a parade. The units gathered at Sterle's on East 55th and marched up St Clair to the Slovenian National Home.
Kurentovanje is a cultural event which connects ethnology, culture, arts, and people from all over Europe. It has been celebrated in Slovenia for the past 50 years. The central figure of the carnival, the Kurent, is believed to chase away winter and usher in spring with its supernatural powers. Kurentovanje has a Mardi Gras feel so many participants wore masks to help scare away winter.
Enjoy these images from the 2016 Kurentovanje and be sure to watch the video highlights at the bottom of the page.
Students from St Martin de Porres School led off the 2016 Cleveland Kurentovanje Parade
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