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.


Intact and dynamic nature can be experienced in many ways.

Steep slopes of the mountains are ideal for the take off of many paragliders that use the favourable air currents for flying from spring to autumn. The forest trails and roads with little traffic offer great joys to mountain bikers and excellently equipped climbing areas with routes of almost any intensity level attract sport climbers.

Kayakers and canoeists can also get enjoyment here since the Soča River, the most beautiful alpine river, is only a short distance away. Either a stroller or an extreme sport athlete; there is something for everyone here.
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