Pust Saturday

Pust is Slovenian word for Lent, Fasching, Carneval, whatever you call it (does Shrove Saturday exist?), the time when masks are put on to scare away winter and welcome spring.

This is what we were doing two weeks ago in Orbetello 15 minutes away at the little carnival for three coins, which is what Carnevaleto da tre soldi means. It was repeated last Sunday and will be held tomorrow again.

We were not masked but there were plenty who were, mostly kids but some adults too. And then there was the parade with several floats as I now know they are called.

The first post from there is here, and today follow some of the best characters spotted in the crowd. Let’s blow this winter to pieces! This is for you, Canada!


    1. Thank you, Susanne. I wish you come over here one day. Oh! You never dress up there once adults? Do you do it on Halloween instead? My parents still do it regularly, but only to visit mom’s cousin who celebrate her birthday conveniently in the end of February and all guests come in costumes. Just before I saw photos of my father as a ghost and my mother as a… hard to say, really, she looked fierce, like a female Rambo. 😀 I almost fell off the chair. 😀 😀 I don’t dress up myself any more. The best memory I have is from the time I dressed up in my journalist father.

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      1. I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in a long, long time, but lots of adults do. I like wearing clown makeup – maybe when I retire I’ll go to work on my last day as a clown. Hee hee.

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  1. I love the idea of chasing winter away with a colourful carnival and floats and costumes!!

    … I think we could find a better word in English though than ‘pust’. That just doesn’t sound good 😉

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