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Carnival in Crikvenica

 

11 January 2014 - 05 March 2014


Basic information

Basic information

Sleepy winter months Crikvenica Riviera (Crikvenica, Dramalj, Jadranovo, Selce) welcomes cheerful and ready for 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 the entire Kvarner area. On Ash Wednesday, local people read "šentenca", a text criticising the situation 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. Carnival in Selce includes some very specific traditions, such as the threshing and burning of straw. If the smoke blow towards the sea, it will be a good year for fishing, and if it blows inland, it will be a fertile year on land. Another tradition involves the making of a straw puppet known as the Pust - if it gets stolen before being presented to the public, there will be no carnival for the next seven years.  
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Tourist board:

Crikvenica

Address

  • Trg Stjepana Radića 1c
  • 51260 Crikvenica

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Tourist Information Center (TIC):

Crikvenica

Address

  • Trg S. Radića 1c
  • 51260 Crikvenica

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