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.


Besides the prominent church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Drežnica, built just before the First World War, there is yet another sacral monument worth seeing in the area, namely the church of St. Just in Koseč with interesting frescoes built in 13th century.

The permanently open private collection Botognice displays the horrors of First World War. Art lovers are recommended a stroll from Drežnica to Koseč where the works of art workshops with the title "Lepota v lesu in kamnu" (Beauty in Wood and Stone) are displayed along the trail.

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