Carnival in Istria

It is a time of fun and creative, crazy moments! One of the most attractive and interesting events throughout the year is definitely the carnival in Istria.

Carnival is the period before Lent, characterized by cheerful parades and a wide choice of characters in costumes so that the competition in creativity, wittiness and originality can go on forever. Anyone can become someone else, at least for a moment!
It is nice to forget all the problems and worries of everyday life.
Carnival is one of favorite children events, but also a great opportunity for adults to return to childhood and families to socialize and have fun in good company.

Cheerful procession of characters in costumes and allegorical vehicles is moving through the streets and squares of large and small towns to entertain children and adults with music, song and dance.
Istria has developed its own carnival tradition. One of the biggest carnivals in Istria is held in the north of Istria, in town of Buzet. It involves more than a thousand participants in costumes and many allegorical vehicles.

It is worth mentioning the other cheerful carnival events which are held throughout Istria .The carnival parade has taken over the keys of the town of Labin to organize dances, parades and  football in costumes. Children will surely enjoy the children carnival in Fažana.

The carnival traditionally ends with the trial and burning of the carnival mascot, which is made of straw and old clothes. The burning represents victory over the problems.
You can check the program of the Carnival in our events calendar.

During carnival time in Istria, the fritula is traditionally baked. It is a dessert which resembles a small doughnut.
There is no carnival celebration without a real Istrian wine.

We invite you to visit Istria and experience the crazy carnival time. To make Your return to everyday life less painful, there are several special offers which You can experience at one of the hotels in Istria.

Come and have fun with us!

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The reputation of Istria has continues in 2014, as one of the world's top destinations after receiving numerous awards from leading travel guides like Lonely Planet and National Geographic Traveler. The Istrian peninsula is further praised by most tourist guides and journalists

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