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Fasching im Kamnik


The playful carnival atmosphere attracts multitudes of donut loving masqueraders to the centre.

Carnival parade

The masqueraders start their path towards the centre of Kamnik at the birth house of Rudolf Maister, continuing their way through Šutna to the Samec Tunnel, to finally reach the Main Square. The Kamnik City Band dictates the rhythm as they are accompanied by lively dancers and majorettes.

The Carnival is the time of the year when people are allowed to “put on a different face”. The Carnival lasts from Fat Thursday to Ash Wednesday, and it is a period when winter is being chased away all across Slovenia in order to attract spring. It is no different in Kamnik, where the old city center changes into a lively venue every Shrove Tuesday, where masqueraders of all imaginable colours and shapes chase winter away with their dancing and music. The majority of Tuesday’s events take place in the afternoon hours, when the parade sets off though the city centre. At the same time, the Carnival is one of the rare opportunities when the people from Kamnik can meet the Countess Veronika or a real Kamnik mammoth while walking down the streets.

Best costume awards

Of course, the best costumes at the Kamnik Carnival are awarded as well. On Shrove Tuesday, it is thus worth putting some effort in your costume, as it might bring you the award for best individual or group costume.