Woolly Beasts Scare Away Winter in Slovenia

To see Europe at its wildest, join the party that kicks off the Easter season: Carnival.

In Slovenia, a country with deep pagan roots, villagers scare off winter by dressing as a big shaggy creature called Kurent — a fun-loving Slavic god of hedonism.

We drop in on the fun in this extended clip from “Rick Steves’ European Easter.” The full, hour-long special is streaming now at http://www.ricksteves.com/easter. Enjoy!


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