Kotor – The fifth International summer Kotor carnival was finished last night with large carnival parade on main town street. Carnival parade lead by Kapo of Kotor carnival Mr. Jovica Martinovic, representatives of association of European carnival cities, Kotor City music and Majorettes with flags of Montenegro, Kotor carnival and FECC, started from open pool of VK “Primorac” to south doors at Gurdic.
Two hours defile of thirty carnival groups and marvelous masks watched large number of visitors and at the main stage at Riva commentators presented carnival groups with their messages.
Apart Montenegrin as previous years appeared groups from Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia,,,
In the audience apart others were mayor of Kotor Maja Catovic, president of Assembly of Montenegro Ranko Krivokapic and representatives of sponsors of carnival.
After defile carnival members and many visitors moved to the Old town where carnival festivities at squares, piacas and piacetas continued to late evening hours. Main festivity was at Trg od oruzja, where guests entertained group “Tri kvarta”, from Kotor and “Amadeus” from Dubrovnik.
This specific tourist entertainment manifestation traditionally visit 30000 people and for the number of visitors is the largest manifestation in Montenegro and surrounding.
Kotor carnival is member of association of carnival cities of Europe (FECC) since 2000. Also this year to summer carnival were present international president of FECC Henry Van Der Kron. Carnival celebrations started on July 30, and last days was held number of authentic manifestations of Boka, fish and cooking festivities, children masked ball, abrum by boat, defile of majorettes.
Organizer of Kotor carnival is association “Festa” under auspices of Ministry of tourism, municipality of Kotor, Tourist organizations of Montenegro and Kotor. General sponsor is Niksic brewery. Gold sponsor isProMonte, Silver Jugopetrol AD Kotor and Lovcen insurances, bronze Plantaze, HTP “Fjord”, JP “Morsko dobro”, Kotor “Autoboka” and JU “Briv”.