Traditional Kotor Carnival in February

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Winter Kotor carnival festival, within which traditional Kotor Carnival is organized, will be held from 14th February - 24th February. Public Company Cultural Centre “Nikola Đurković” and Tourism Organization of Kotor, under the auspices of Municipality Kotor, will organize this event.

The event with centuries-long tradition is aimed at connecting cultural heritage and tourist offer, highlighting rich cultural heritage and cultural events in the area of Boka Bay and promotion of the city Kotor and Montenegro. 

People of all age, from the country and abroad, take part in this festival and are grouped based on their interests, cultural and creational needs and potentials. Numerous visitors can enjoy colourful original costumes, rhythm and Mediterranean spirit of the local people and numerous carnival groups and masks from Kotor, Montenegro and the region. 

This year it will have a rich program – choosing carnival hats, children’s happening, carnival parade, a capella singing, children’s costume ball, concert under masks, abrum (public invitation to take part in the carnival), fashion show of the carnival makeup, the Night of Škaljari - škaljarsko veče, and on the day of the Burning of Carnival, on the 24th February, a famous band will entertain the visitors at the major city square.