Kotor Winter Carnival
Kotor Winter Carnival
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Tatiana Torgonskaya
Translation: Vera Root
Photo: Tatiana Torgonskaya
03.03.2020

The history of the Kotor Winter Carnival goes back several hundred years. Nowadays, it is a very popular, bright and merry event! According to tradition, the final parade is always scheduled on the last Sunday in February, in 2020 it was the 23rd of February.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

The joyful parade set out on the main street of Kotor at 3 pm.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

At the head of the procession are Big and Small Kapo.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

The majorettes from the Fešta club are next.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Different age groups performed at the carnival, from older girls ...

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

... to very young dancers.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

The orchestra from the little town of Đenovići, Herceg Novi Municipality, accompanied the Fešta majorettes.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Now, the majorettes from the Alisa club.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Graceful ballerinas.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

And here is the first carnival group — Dalmatians. Coincidentally, this group won the First Prize this year.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

And it was, by far, the largest group. Amazingly, 876 participants dressed as Dalmatian puppies!

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Funny clowns, adults and babies.

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And favorite treats — Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Children from the Magic of Silence team from a resource center specializing in hearing and speech disorders were inspired by the theme of magic.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Guests from Nikšić.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

The team from the Njegoš school presented Serbian Cyrillic alphabet.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Little penguins — from the same school.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Medieval knights and ladies.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

The family from The Flintstones, the famous animated sitcom.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Another large team. The girls here dressed up as cats.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

And the boys as mice.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

The student organization of the Maritime Faculty Kotor made Matryoshka dolls this year.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Girls from the Tivat majoret club Modest performed a dance with pompoms.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Now the mice are not boys, but young men, followed by pieces of cheese.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

This Grabovac Nursing Home from Risan came up with the slogan “It's Never too Late!”. The participants were dressed as brides and grooms.

This cheerful group took the Third Prize of the Kotor Winter Carnival 2020.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Popcorn.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

The majorette team Lili from Herceg Novi in bright mimosa-colored costumes.

The oldest girls danced with loaves (special majorette wands).

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

And the younger girls — with pompoms.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Actors of the Theater 303 have been participating in the Kotor Winter Carnival for many years. 2020 was no exception.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

The costumes in the Ancient Greek style.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

The kids in a toy car are leading the next team...

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

followed by senior members of Za dešpet club, dressed as circus characters.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Clowns, acrobats, jugglers etc.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Team in fire!

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

This perky saloon took the Second Prize.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

And here is a favorite carnival theme — sweets. The Candy Hop team offered cupcakes, candy floss and lollipops.

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Kotor City Orchestra, consisting of percussion and wind instruments.

During the parade, the musicians performed a perky march.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

Finally, a huge carnival doll! It was blamed for all the troubles that happened in the city over the past year.

Kotor Winter Carnival 2020

The villain was expectedly sentenced to death by burning and was immediately executed on the pier.

The central square of the Old Town welcomed guests to the concert by the local group Tri Kvarta and the popular Croatian singer Jelena Rozga. It was the final point in the Kotorski Zimski Karneval 2020!

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