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.
The joyful parade set out on the main street of Kotor at 3 pm.
At the head of the procession are Big and Small Kapo.
The majorettes from the Fešta club are next.
Different age groups performed at the carnival, from older girls ...
... to very young dancers.
The orchestra from the little town of Đenovići, Herceg Novi Municipality, accompanied the Fešta majorettes.
Now, the majorettes from the Alisa club.
And here is the first carnival group — Dalmatians. Coincidentally, this group won the First Prize this year.
And it was, by far, the largest group. Amazingly, 876 participants dressed as Dalmatian puppies!
Funny clowns, adults and babies.
And favorite treats — Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs.
Children from the Magic of Silence team from a resource center specializing in hearing and speech disorders were inspired by the theme of magic.
Guests from Nikšić.
The team from the Njegoš school presented Serbian Cyrillic alphabet.
Little penguins — from the same school.
Medieval knights and ladies.
The family from The Flintstones, the famous animated sitcom.
Another large team. The girls here dressed up as cats.
And the boys as mice.
The student organization of the Maritime Faculty Kotor made Matryoshka dolls this year.
Girls from the Tivat majoret club Modest performed a dance with pompoms.
Now the mice are not boys, but young men, followed by pieces of cheese.
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.
The majorette team Lili from Herceg Novi in bright mimosa-colored costumes.
The oldest girls danced with loaves (special majorette wands).
And the younger girls — with pompoms.
Actors of the Theater 303 have been participating in the Kotor Winter Carnival for many years. 2020 was no exception.
The costumes in the Ancient Greek style.
The kids in a toy car are leading the next team...
followed by senior members of Za dešpet club, dressed as circus characters.
Clowns, acrobats, jugglers etc.
Team in fire!
This perky saloon took the Second Prize.
And here is a favorite carnival theme — sweets. The Candy Hop team offered cupcakes, candy floss and lollipops.
Kotor City Orchestra, consisting of percussion and wind instruments.
During the parade, the musicians performed a perky march.
Finally, a huge carnival doll! It was blamed for all the troubles that happened in the city over the past year.
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!