Come to the Rijeka Carnival – where you can be whatever you want
Up to 6th March 2019
- January 31, 2019 21:30
- Monika Dimitrova
The International Carnival Parade is the jewel in the crown of the carnival festivities in Kvarner and beyond. Competitions in creativity, humour and originality, fireworks of colours and shapes result in a parade of hundreds of allegorical floats, thousands of masks and a countless number of visitors from home and abroad.
It was organised for the first time, by the Rijeka Tourist Board, in 1982. Today the city of Rijeka is not only preserving the traditions, but creating them through new experiences, parties, masks and new times. The International Carnival Parade is a festival of traditional and urban carnival groups which operate as citizen's associations and by their masks they tend to comment on actual social events. Nowhere in the world will you be able to experience such a distinctive blend of a European civil carnival based on historical and cultural customs and elements of folklore and mythology, so be whatever you want and come to the Rijeka Carnival. In 2019 the Carnival period is set from January 17 until March 6.