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Rijeka International Carnival Parade

Rijeka International Carnival Parade

From the beginning of the Rijeka carnival, all the parties, concerts, sport competitions, most diverse carnival events, lead towards this day, which represents the culmination of all follies – the Rijeka International Carnival Parade. On Sunday 7 February at 12pm, the procession rightfully called the jewel in the crown of the carnival festivities in Kvarner and beyond,starts. This year the International Carnival Parade numbers more than 10,000 participants in 112 groups, and we will not know what they are up to, or find out more about their funny allegories of everyday happenings, until the very moment they show all of their shining splendour on Rijeka's main walkway Korzo.

After the very last group has passed, traditionally “Halubaj zvončari, the closing party will be hosted by the group Pom-F-Ri, which is to pass the verdict to Pust by a unique ceremony of setting fire by the sea, at the Adamić pier at 8pm. After “the great” parade has finished, the party is not over, but is moved into the cafés and clubs of Rijeka and Ex port Delta, where the great closing party will last the whole day.
All those who are not able to come to Korzo on that Sunday will be able to follow the parade from all over the world at Rijeka Carnival webpage.