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Carnival (Farsang) in the Debrecen Zoo

The exhilarating atmosphere will be provided by the Szeredás Folk Music Ensemble in animal costumes and the carnival dance performance of Lesz Dance, followed by the traditional main attraction of the event, the wintertime straw puppet burning. Visitors are encouraged to put on their costumes or masks for an even more unforgettable celebration, but there will also be a chance to make fun masks on-site at the Gibbon House Craft Corner or to paint animal faces at the Palm House. And of course, the carnival doughnuts will be part of the gastronomic fun.

With a zoo entrance, all program elements are free.