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.
Lots of pictures from Kurentovanje
Here is a video of parade highlights