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Lent Festival


Lent Festival is the biggest multi-genre festival in this part of Europe. Named after the Lent district on the river Drava, this festival takes advantage of the long days and warm summer nights and brings the riverbank to life in the last weeks of June. The story of Lent Festival began in 1989 with the organisation of the first Folkart folklore festival. Although the festival has changed and expanded since then, it remains the only internationally recognised folklore festival in Slovenia.

Both photos: Arhiv Narodni dom. Source:

Nowadays, Lent Festival has something for everyone: this multi-genre festival combines various types of music, folklore and dance, theatre, sports, and street food, and ends with a bang—fireworks traditionally light up the sky just before midnight of the very last festival day. If you enjoy open-air events and long summer evenings, Lent is the right choice for you.

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