DREŽNICA CARNIVAL
The Drežnica Carnival, where the unmarried boys participate, is one of the more known Carnivals in Slovenia. The Drežnica Carnival is a very old traditional Carnival of pagan origin. The wooden masks are carved out by the boys themselves thus passing the lively cultural heritage on from generation to generation.

Ta Lepi and Ta Grdi (the Pretty Ones and the Ugly Ones) that lure locals and numerous visitors outdoors form a procession with various other masks and bring happiness and joy to the inhabitants.

Ta Lepi (the Pretty Ones) visit every house in the village and wish the locals all the best by dancing and making music and are given gifts by locals in form of treats and money in return. During the event various other masks keep on entertaining visitors.

The most typical masks of the Drežnica Carnival – Ta Grdi (the Ugly Ones) chase children and sprinkle them with ashes. This unique custom can be seen on Shrove Saturday in Drežnica and a week prior to that in Drežniške Ravne.

DREŽNICA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

The Drežnica area lies at the foot of the western side of Mountain Krn, surrounded by continuous range of mountains and hills. In the area lay Drežnica, Drežniške Ravne, Magozd, Jezerca and Koseč hamlet. Sunny hills, once pastures and meadows, embrace villages and give the impression of calming warmth.

Streams descend from the mountains through number of waterfalls and water the land, which is still diligently farmed by the local people. Here you will be able to find spots to relax and rest as well as plenty of opportunities for sports activities and recreation.

The area is an excellent starting point for hikers, mountaineers, paragliders and cyclists. There is also a range of interesting things for history lovers and lovers of ethnology to see as well.
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