Amusing dragon carnival at Ljubljana on 22nd February 2020

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Location : Ljubljana, Slovania

Destination Type: Cultural destination

Dragon carnival is a carnival originated from Shrovetide traditions of Slovania .Masked men and children conducts parades on Shrove Saturday before lent days.During the celebrations large green dragons  can be seen walking along the streets of the city center .

History of  Dragon Carnival at Ljubljana

  1. The origin of the celebrations date back to Pagan years
  2. After 14th century AD the pagan and Christian traditions merged and masked carnival celebrations started
  3. The carnival is celebrated before the 40 days fasting of Lent days starts
  4. In 2014  Dragon Carnival was themed after the 2000th anniversary of the Roman Emona

Activities for tourists at Ljubljana during Dragon Carnival

  1. Take part in th parade andJoin the green dragons
  2. Encourage Kurents in chasing away winter and Watch the costumes of school children parading
  3. Walk through Triple bridge
  4. Have ethnic food
  5. Visit Ljubljana castle and dragon bridge

How to reach there


Joze Pucnik Airport, also known as Brnik Airport, is the nearest airport to Ljubljana. From the airport public buses and minibuses are available to reach Ljubljana main bus and train station. Other airlines that serve flights to and from Ljubljana are Adria Airways, Czech Airlines, EasyJet, Finnair, Jet Airways and Turkish Airlines.


Ljubljana is said to be the hub of the rail system for Slovenia. Local trains from the main Ljubljana station runs throughout the country. The fastest train is the one that runs between Koper to Maribor via Ljubljana. Local trains are also there that stops at every station.


The temperature  in Ljubljana averages 10.4 °C | 50.7 °F . January is thE coldest month and July is the warmest month

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Postojna cave ( 54 kms away)
  2. Bled castle(60 kms away)
  3. Predjama castle ( 63 kms away)
  4. Zagreb (138 kms away)
  5. Skocjan cave ( 78 kms away)

Some hotels in Ljubljana for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Hostel Tresor Ljubljana

AURA Guesthouse Ljubljana

Hiša Pod Gradom

Urban Hotel 4 Ljubljana

Hotel Park Ljubljana

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