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The Shrovetide custom in Ponikve

Date of inscription: 
23/11/2015

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Ponikve mačkare represent a Shrovetide carnival custom with elements of theatre in Ponikve in Dobrepolje. On Shrove Tuesday the community of young men go from door to door collecting and put on a humorous programme, an evening dance around the houses and a party, and on Ash Wednesday the burning of a carnival figure.

The bearer of the element of the intangible cultural heritage is the Boys Community of Ponikve.