11th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje
11 YEARS OF CULTURE, COMMUNITY and GOOD TIMES
Cleveland Kurentovanje (koo-rehn-toh-VAHN-yeh) is a multi-day "Slovenian Mardi Gras" festival, celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Founded in 2012, with the first event held in 2013, we host a multi-day festival filled with cultural and festive events, which culminates in a day-long Parade & Festival celebration on Saturday complete with costumes, a parade, ethnic food and drink, musical and cultural performances, and Kurents — mythical creatures who are believed to chase away winter and usher in spring.
Cleveland Kurentovanje is a volunteer-run organization founded in 2013. Cleveland Kurentovanje is a program of the Slovenian Museum and Archives.
4:30 PM - 6:30pm: Celebrating Prešeren Day and Slovenian Culture
Location: St Mary of the Assumption Parish Hall
Online & In-Person
Join us on February 5th to celebrate Prešeren Day -- a major national holiday in Slovenia that celebrates Slovenian culture. The day marks the anniversary of the death of Slovene national poet France Prešeren in 1849 who has been generally acknowledged as the greatest Slovene classical poet. This presentation will feature Slovenian literature, poetry and music.
Complimentary Slovenian wine tastings and appetizers/dessert will be provided thanks to the generosity of the office of the Slovenian Consulate General in Cleveland.
This event is in partnership with the Slovenian Consulate General of Cleveland and will take place in the Parish Hall at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Cleveland. There are several free parking lots available.
Doors will open at 4:30PM EST and the performances will begin at 5PM.
This event is FREE and open to the public, however we kindly ask that you register to attend by clicking here: https://cleveland-kurentovanje.ticketleap.com/preseren-day-2023/dates/Feb-05-2023_at_0500PM