Rijeka International Carnival

time: 17.01.2010. - 14.02.2010.
Application: 17.01.2010.
place: Rijeka, Croatia
The traditional, annual Rijeka International Carnival, a symbol of Rijeka and Kvarner -  will be held from 17 January until 14 February.

The carnival will start and end with a large 27th traditional parade passing through Rijeka city centre. There will be 10,000 participants in masked groups.

What makes this carnival special is its particular mixture of the bourgeois style (Venetian and Austrian) and ancient Slavic traditions.

City Mayor Vojko Obersnel said the city would donate 50,000 kunas (6,861 Euros) to Rijeka's shelter for the homeless. Obersnel called on companies to do the same.

(Source: Croatian Times)


(D.H., 18.01.2010)