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.
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.
Official web of Rijeka Carnival in Rijeka www.rijecki-karneval.hr
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 has a long tradition of 189 years and among the oldest and largest Croatian Carnival festivities.
Official web Samoborski Fasnik in Samobor www.fasnik.com
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.
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.
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 //krnjeval.com
13 February 2018 – Carnival in Pula
The Pula Carnival held on February in Pula city.
Official web of Pula Tourist Board www.pulainfo.hr
13 January-14 February 2018 – Carnival in Crikvenica
Official web of Carnival in Crikvenica www.maskare.net
10 February 2018 – 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.
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…
17-18 February 2018 – Zagreb Coffee Break
The Festival of coffee and chocolate – Zagreb Coffee Break to be held February in Zagreb city.
In 2016 the festival was situated on the main square of Zagreb – Trg Bana Jelasica.
The aim of the festival: to present the best Croatian and international chocolates and coffees.
Through various promotions, presentations, workshops and sale, many Croatian and foreign manufacturers and importers will present the latest trends in gastronomy and industry of coffee and chocolate, artists will in their own ways present in different techniques the magic of chocolate artism, and visitors will again be able to enjoy numerous educational programs, cooking show, presentations of production and preparation of coffee and chocolate, exclusive sale of products and in the end we hope they will have good time…
Official web of Zagreb Coffee Break Festival //zagrebcoffeebreak.com
10 February 2018 – Peasants battle / Seljačka buna in Stubica
Peasant Revolt in the Stubica traditionally held in winter time.
Seljačka buna, which took place in 1573, is exciting staging of the peasant revolt and the staging of the final battle (cannons, rifles, legendary weapon peasants, archers, the gentry and serfs army) with the participation of over 100 extras and 150 members of various historical associations.
25 February – 4 March 2018 International Documentary Film festival in Zagreb
The 14th ZagrebDox festival in Zagreb city will be held in 2018.
On the festival will be feature more than 160 films from famous titles to numerous world premieres.
Official web of International Documentary Film festival Zagreb //zagrebdox.net
9 February 2018 – Whisky Fair in Zagreb
For visitors of Whisky Fair in Zagreb city offers opptunity to sample more than 30 different whisky brands. Along with a wide selection of whiskey brands that are available on the Croatian market, the fair will also feature a few rare whiskey brands, and several brands that have gained cult status with whisky fans after production of them were stopped.
During two days of Whisky Fair will be held masterclasses, roundtables and workshops.
Official web of Whisky Fair in Zagreb www.whiskyzagreb.com
December – Codfish Days – Dubrovnik
Days of Codfish are organized in the centre of Dubrovnik city from 18th to 24th of December.
The guests can to test Codfish in red wine and Codfish in Bianco – the traditional
Christmas dishes, and other dishes from cod: cod soup, risotto and pate of cod, piroške with
potatoes and codfish or codfish “alla Vicentina” and much more.
Events of the Code Fish Days are held on Stradun – the main street of Dubrovnik – as well as in a few restaurants in the city.
December- January – Christmas fairs in Croatia
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