Kotor – Traditional event Boka night was held last night (18.08) in Kotor, and 30.000 to 50.000 people attended the fiesta among the fiestas, according to estimates of the organizer.
In the defile there were 45 barges with symbolic messages and pictures, and according to the decision of the jury the best barge was barge Las Vegas that got 1.000 euros. Second was barge Montenegrin dance circle which got 700 euros, while the third place went to barge Eiffel tower and they got the reward of 500 euros.
Novelty of this unique tourist cultural event which is taking place on water was the one that last night the visitors were able to see in direct broadcast the defile of masked barges thanks to the big 60 square meters video beam which was placed on water in front of Kotor Riva. Monitor was carried by the military ship which is used for transport of tenks.
The beam in front of Kotor Riva, with a lot of effects and sound system all over Riva, defile of the barges over the aquatorium, and later the big fireworks made the night in the ancient town magnificent, and for many tourists it was a really great night. After the defile of the barges, as the tradition says river of people went into the Old town where the fiesta was continued in cafés , on the streets, and squares. On several standpoints in the old town there were placed mobile WC and Kotor police, Harbor captaincy, Military of Montenegro, Firefighting unit, as well as Health center units took care of the safety of all visitors. This is the first year that the concert on the main square, Square of arms, wasn’t organized.
The organizer of the event, which at the same time marks the end of the Kotor cultural summer, is cultural center Nikola Djurkovic, and the benefactors are Municipality and Local Tourist organization of Kotor. Municipality has given about 20.000 euros for this event, Tourist organization 5.000, and the golden sponsor was mobile operator T-mobile which gave 12.000 euros.