Event programme „Carnival 2018“ in Crikvenica

13. Jan. 2018. to 14. Feb. 2018.
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The Crikvenica Riviera's winter slumber receives a rather cheerful awakening with the arrival of carnival. It's a time for hosting numerous events, typified by the cheerful atmosphere and a great variety of colourful and imaginatively designed masks. Every year, as they make their way through the local villages, the carnival's participants sing and bang their drums loudly to chase away the spirits of winter and to summon spring back to life. Traditionally, masked parties take place on Saturdays, and tea parties with tombola on Sundays. There are also large carnival parades with groups from across the Kvarner area. On Ash Wednesday, local people read out "the sentence", a text criticising the state of society and making fun of certain events. After that comes the burning of the Pust – a puppet that gets held responsible for everything that has gone wrong in the previous year and that is named after actual social or political events in the area. Each year, masked groups from Crikvenica, Dramalj, Jadranovo and Selce participate in the International Carnival in Rijeka. In recent years, Dramalj has hosted the Summer Carnival at the end of July – an event aimed at presenting the area's carnival traditions to its summertime visitors.

Event programme „Carnival 2018.“ in Crikvenica (13.1. - 14.2.2018.)

Saturday, January 13th 2018.
16:00 Carnival's gathering in Matkovići
21:00 Handover of the town keys and flag raising
Carnival party by Mladen Grdović, City Sport Hall

Sunday, January 14th 2018.
15:00 Tea party and tombola, Restaurant of Hotel „Kaštel“

Saturday, January 20th 2018.
15:00 Open Carnival darts tournament, City Sport Hall
21:00 Carnival partyt  by Maja Šuput, City Sport Hall

Saturday, January 27th 2018.
21:00 Carnival party by Jole,  City Sport Hall

Sunday,January 28th 2018.
10:00 Costumed handball tournament for kids, City Sport Hall
15:00 Tea party and tombola, Restaurant of Hotel „Kaštel“

Saturday, February 3rd 2018.
21:00 Carnival party by Jelena Rozga, City Sport Hall

Sunday, February 4th 2018.
11:00 Children's Carnival Parade (trough the streets of the town and on the Main Town Square)
14:00 Carnival Parade - Adults (trough the streets of the town and on the Main Town Square)

Wednesday, February 7th 2018.
Traditional afternoon with kids, Primary school Zvonko Car

Saturday, February 10th 2018.
15:00 Carnival's gathering in Gornji kraj
20:00 Baptism of “Mesopust” (Simbol for all bad that has happened during the Year)
21:00 Carnival party  by  „Učiteljice“, City Sport Hall

Wednesday, February 14th 2018.
16:00 Reading the judgment and burning up the “Mesopust”, Main Town Square

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