The Days of National Costumes and Clothing Heritage are considered to be the largest ethnological festival in Slovenia and boast a more than 40-year tradition. The beginnings of the event date back to 1966, when the people of Kamnik organized the National Costume Day.
Already in the first year, a large number of educational associations and individuals responded to the event, both from Kamnik and the surrounding area. The event changed its name several times, so in 1986 Kamnik hosted the 16th Days of National Costumes,
Folklore and Crafts, later renamed the Days of National Costumes and Clothing Heritage - this name has been preserved until today, when the event is after many content transformations gained wide recognition.
Every September, tradition is combined with ethnography, culture and entertainment in Kamnik. The main event is attended by more than two thousand fans and connoisseurs of costume.
First come the men in floral hats, cracking disconcertingly long bullwhips. There follows a parade of elaborate floats, carriages, brass bands and marchers in the intricate, handmade traditional folk costumes of regions throughout Slovenia and beyond. The diversity of cultural heritage (some 50 dialects and 24 distinct culinary regions) in this tiny country is on full display at the snappily titled National Costumes and Clothing Heritage Days.
According to theguardian & visitkamnik.com