Senj International Summer Carnival

Senj International Summer Carnival

August
Carnival events are most traditionally held in early spring, in conjunction with Lent, but the masquarade and party spirit of the Carnival are transplanted to early August each year on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. There, in the city of Senj, Croatia, the Senj International Summer Carnival has been held since 1967. Revelers from around the world come to attend the four-day event. Likewise, while many of the parade participants are drawn from local talent, many come from other nations, including Sweden, Austria, and Italy. The festivities reach their height on Saturday, when the main Carnival procession, made up of about 3,000 costumed revelers, makes its way through the streets of Senj, watched by crowds numbering as many as 25,000 people.
CONTACTS:
Senj Tourist Board
Stara Cesta 2
53270 Senj, Croatia
www.tz-senj.hr
Croatian Embassy
2342 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
202-588-5899; fax: 202-588-8936
www.croatiaemb.org