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Rijeka Carnival Begins

The 25th Rijeka Carnival opened last week with the Miss Carnival Queen contest and the mayor of Rijeka handing over the keys to the city to the Carnival Master of Ceremonies.

This year’s Rijeka Carnival includes various exhibitions, entertainment programmes, theatre performances and the traditional procession of bell-ringers and merry-makers.

A Children’s Carnival Procession with some 5,000 youngsters participating is scheduled for 26 January and an International Carnival Procession on 3 February, which will be attended by more than 10,000 participants and 100 carts.

Sime Strikoman will be documenting some 5,000 Carnival participants.

The end of the Carnival will be marked with the traditional burning of the Pust – a man-like doll blamed for all the bad things and events of the past year.

Rijeka Carnival home page : http://www.ri-karneval.com.hr/Home.aspx?PageID=1&gohome=true

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