Visit Croatia and participate in the famous Rijeka Carnival. The mayor of the city hands over the city keys to the carnival master who then in turn becomes the master for the duration of the carnival. Many wonderful events and spectacular festivals take place, climaxing in a procession with mysterious masked people from many different countries. Don’t miss the chance to be there!
In Cyprus the carnival is celebrated almost exclusively in Limassol. The carnival parade commences with the carnival king riding on his magnificent carriage through the city. On the first Sunday of carnival, a festival with many excited children takes place. In the third parade, which is the largest of all the parades, you will witness hundreds of masked people participating and walking through the longest Avenue of Limassol.
View the largest and most famous Carnival in Germany, the carnival in Cologne. Thousands of people visit Cologne the weekend before and on Rose Monday, to see and participate in this amazing event. It is one of the largest street festivals in Europe. The festival season starts on 11 November at 11:11 am while the carnival parades and parties commence on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday. Participate in the numerous fantastic carnival events that take place in the clubs, bars and local communities or catch one of the many comedy shows.
In Greece the most famous carnival is in Patras. It is a celebration that lasts for 3 days, starting on the first Sunday of Lent. There are lots of concerts, parades and floats as well as a treasure hunt in the city and amusing events for the children. The parade showboats thousands of masked people and floats walking through the streets of the city culminating in the final burning of the effigy of the King Carnival at the harbor of Patras.
Travel to Italy and visit Venice, put on a Venetian Mask and participate in a spectacular and unforgettable Masked ball or attend one of the numerous street festivals. Take in the ambience of the enjoyment. Hundreds of visitors come to the famous St Mark’s Square, where different types of entertainment can be enjoyed and fabulous shows are taking place.
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