Eastern Europe is home to dozens of mysterious traditions that have remained almost untouched since their inception. These traditions were inspired by historical events or magical legends that explain the renewal of the seasons.
The Kurentovanje is a historical and cultural celebration typical of Slovenia that takes place mainly in Ptuj. This carnival-style event is a large cultural celebration that is intended to scare away winter and make way for spring.
The Gabrovo Carnival is a satirical celebration that occurs every year in Bulgaria, Balkan Peninsula, Europe. Gabrovo is currently known as the Bulgarian capital of humor, for that reason the carnivals are the perfect time to make known all the humorous attributes of the city.
Carnival in Russia, also known as Maslenitsa, is a celebration that takes place every year before Orthodox Lent. Children and adults celebrate the holiday with great excitement, as it represents the farewell or end of winter and opens the way to spring.
The Tallinn Carnival or Tallinn Carnival Parade is a celebration held every year in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. It is a celebration whose purpose is to elaborate a cultural exchange between Brazil and Estonia.