In March issue of National Geographic Slovenia the story about Slovene traditional carnival figures, called kurenti or koranti was published. Koranti date back centuries and the article shines light on their history and modern interpretations. Festivities involving koranti are among the largest in Slovenia, and definitely among the loudest and wildest! The article features also photographs by Arne Hodalic, a legendary Slovene photographer, who captured koranti in snowy conditions. Last year, when I was photographing the events, snow had been long gone... Either climate change is shortening the winters or koranti have been too effective in chasing away the winter!
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