Monday, 3 March 2014

The Rijeka Carnival


It’s hard to ignore it’s carnival time in Croatia. Stores have been selling dress-up costumes and celebrations and masked parades are taking place in many towns and cities.

It’s carnival time in many parts of Europe, especially in Catholic countries. This time running up to Lent is a time for merry-making before the 40 days preceding Easter which is supposed to be a period of fasting and all things holy and pious.

Yesterday I headed to Rijeka to witness Croatia’s biggest carnival, the Riječki Karneval. Two weeks of festivities were concluded with a grand carnival parade which proved to be a riot of colour and noise.

Here I share a few images I captured which I think communicate the spirit of the carnival celebrations…













10 comments:

  1. Wow! I love seeing how Carneval is celebrated all around the world! It's just as colourful here, but slightly more drunken! :D

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  2. Very Fun, we are currently in Bonn Germany ~ the Rhineland ~ and Karneval is Huge here and oh so much fun! Loved it and it is nice to see it around Europe ~ Great Post thank you for Sharing! Very Fun!

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  3. You captured the fun of carnival, these are lovely photos. I love the couple dressed in black and white with the great big brass instrument, the one with the colourful trousers and bells around their waists and the last one with the iPhone in particular.

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  4. I need to get myself one of those flower hats! Looks like a big occasion in Rijeka. I love the colors and the festive energy.

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  5. What a bright and colorful carnival! What fun :)

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  6. Can you believe that I haven't yet attended Rijecki Karneval?! No excuses, since it is so close to home. From your photos, it looks like lots of fun, though. Something to try to do next year!

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  7. Wow - looks great! It's certainly the time of year for carnivals & festivals.....makes the end of winter much more bearable! Love seeing all the colour and the fancy dress :)

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  8. I always wish I lived further south in Europe as soon as Carnival rolls around. Looks like such good fun!

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  9. Ohhh this looks like so much fun! I'd love to experience it. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler :)

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  10. I love all the bright colours and happiness all around. What a lot of fun! Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler!

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