miércoles, 8 de marzo de 2017

Carnival in Rijeka

As I just came to Croatia during the month of February, I thought it would be a great idea to take a look at the Carnival Celebrations in this country and I was recommended to go to the Carnival in Rijeka because it is the biggest one here. The celebrations were held during the entire month with different activities and shows every day but the main event was on Sunday 26th and that's the day I have visited Rijeka to check it out!
I went to Rijeka by bus, which took me around 2 and a half hours, and it's very easy to get there because there are a lot of bus connections between Rijeka and Zagreb. The main celebration event started at 12 pm and I arrived at 12:30 so I was right on time!
Rijeka is a very charming city, I couldn't explore very much, but the centre where the celebrations were held has some very beautiful old buildings and also there is a very nice port. In addition, the road to get there goes all through the mountains so, it's actually very impressive and attractive, which is always a plus!
One of the best things about going to Rijeka is that I was able to meet a couple of Argentinians at the bus, how crazy is that!!! They were travelling around Europe and they decided to also check out the Carnival in Rijeka and then go to Venice to keep celebrating! So we had a lot of fun together and took a lot of pictures! It's always so nice when you meet people from your own country while being so far away from home.
Anyway going back to the main event, basically, it was a huge parade with many different groups dressed in very cool costumes. You could really see that they had put a lot of effort and love into creating those dresses and every group had like a particular theme and they were all disguised according to that theme. You could see a group of Minions, Mario Bros, people dressed like in Lord of the Rings and so on! But what I liked the most about this Carnival was the atmosphere!! Everyone was so happy and having a great time that it was a very nice thing to see. All of them were so excited and proud that we were taking pictures of their costumes and all the people had the best attitude towards us. I also loved that people of all ages were having fun, kids, young people, old people, families, everybody was having a great time and that was so cool!
So I really had an amazing day at Rijeka, I was able to dance a lot, to enjoy, to have fun and to see some different carnival celebrations but still, everywhere in the world, they have the same fun and playful spirit and that's what I love about celebrating carnival! Hope you like the pictures!!


 This has to be my favourite picture! :)

Rijeka's Port 

14 comentarios:

  1. I love the Carnival Celebrations all over the world! Your blog post is so festive and with such great phots! Really marvellous!

    1. Thank you so much Shon! I'm so happy you like it!!! :)

  2. You can definitely pick up on the 'fun and playful' spirit of this carnival through your photos - so much colour, it's beautiful!


    1. Thank you so much Gabrielle, I'm very happy that I was able to show that through this post!! :)

  3. its such a festive photos! love it x


  4. I can relate to your excitement when meeting the Argentinians on the bus lol I got excited when I ran into a Mexican girl in Berlin lol It looks like you had a blast!

    1. Yes, it's impossible not to get excited when you find someone from your country being so far away!! I did have an excellent time :)

      Thank you Perla!!

  5. Lovely photos! It looks like a fun day! :) xx