Carnivals in Croatia

Winter is a traditional time for Carnivals in Croatia :)

In many cities carnival processions with moving platforms, on which figures parodying local politicians and notable figures travel, are organised. The important events of the past year are also given satyrical performances.

Famous political persons and artists formally open the carnival.

17 January-14 February 2018 – Rijeka Carnival in Rijeka

The carnival in Rijeka city takes the third place in the world by the number of participants after the carnivals in Rio de Janeiro and Venice!

The opening event, as always, is Rijeka Carnival Queen Pageant and Handover of the Town Key as a beginning of masked madness.

Rijeka Carnival Croatia

Thanks to its traditions and local legends about the times when so-called ugly masks dispersed the forces of evil with their deafening jubilance, Rijeka has become the main carnival city of Croatia.
During the days of the carnival, the city gates are closed to seriousness, and opened to joviality and light-hearted happiness. This way, after the city keys have been handed over, the carnival madness takes over everyone who is in the city.

An infinite number of masks, behind which any person immediately forgets his grievances, will radiate good mood on the streets of the city for several days, and the culmination of the Carnival will be seen when it is closed, when over the entire city the world-famous International carnival procession will be heard.

Rijeka Carnival Croatia

Official web of Rijeka Carnival in Rijeka

2-13 February 2018 – Samoborski Fasnik in Samobor

Samoborski Fasnik is the most important and most entertaining event in the tourist town of Samobor that during his visit to the maintenance of about 200 000 people.

Samoborski Fasnik Carnival Samobor Croatia

Samoborski Fasnik has a long tradition of 189 years and among the oldest and largest Croatian Carnival festivities.

Samoborski Fasnik Carnival Samobor Croatia

Samoborski Fasnik Carnival Samobor Croatia

Official web Samoborski Fasnik in Samobor

3-13 February 2018 – Split Carnival in Split

Carnival in Split traditionally takes place in the winter.
In 2018 carnival was held in Split city in dates from 3 – 13 February.

Split Carnival Splitski Krnjeval Split Croatia

The carnival in Split is held every year in February. The carnival includes costume processions, holiday performances and concerts of pop stars. The concerts take place all day long, and they finish late at night with mass dancing. The carnival in Split is a city-scale event.

Split Carnival Splitski Krnjeval Split Croatia

During the Split carnival week also has a children’s carnival, carnival of the animals, numerous musical and dance events.

Split Carnival is great fun favorite events for residents of Split city and guests of the city!

Video about Split Carnival / Splitski Krnjeval:

Official web of Split Carnival in Split //

13 February 2018 – Carnival in Pula

The Pula Carnival held on February in Pula city.

Official web of Pula Tourist Board

13 January-14 February 2018 – Carnival in Crikvenica

Carnival in Crikvenica

Official web of Carnival in Crikvenica

10 February – Carnival in Zagreb / Fasnik u Zagrebu

The main part of Zagreb city carnival is carnival procession of masked and costumed participants which move from central Zagreb square – Trg Bana Jelasica.

Carnival in Zagreb - Fasnik u Zagrebu

Сolourful spectacle and varied entertainment programs Zagreb city offers its residents and guests – brass bands, majorettes, folklore ensembles, dance groups, choirs, masked groups from primary schools and kindergartens, drummers, circus groups, animators masks and puppets, jugglers, fire throwers and magicians…

… more Croatian Events in winter