Budva – with the spectacular onset of masks “Ostrich’s barge” and the fireworks, last night in Budva the main procession of this year’s International tourist carnival was ended, in which more than 2.400 masked participants from 57 foreign and domestic carnival groups took part in.
The topic of this year’s carnival is “Ispempijane rustule”, and the organizer of the carnival processions is Budva Tourist organization, general sponsor is Municipality of Budva, while the Ministry of tourism, National tourist organization, and tourist businessman from Budva financially aided the fiesta. The founder of the carnival, which already for 5 years in a row has been held in the metropolis of tourism, is Budva NGO “Festadjuni”.
Carnival procession started from the plateau in front of the Mall and in the one hour walk went down the city streets, greeted with the applauds of several hundreds of citizens and tourists, who specially because of the carnival came to Budva, and to whom even the rain could not distract the good mood.
The central event began in front of the hotel “Mogren” where the main stage was placed, and several hundreds of citizens and tourists enjoyed in the real carnival program, which Budva so far hasn’t seen. The visitors had the chance to see numerous imaginative group masks, the hosts presented themselves with 16 carnival groups. So Budva carnival group “Festadjuni” presented themselves with group masks “Jubilej” (Jubilee), “Ljepotica i zvijer” (The beauty and the beast), and “Kraljica Mediterana” (The queen of the Mediterranean), while the carnival group Primary School “Stefan Mitrov Ljubisa” has presented themselves with the masks “Kotrljajuce kamenje” (Rolling Stones), “Vaterpolo” (Waterpolo), “Titovi pinoniri” (Tito’s pioneers) and “Crna Gora na Olimpijskim igrama – Peking 2008” (Montenegro at the Olympic games – Beijing 2008). People from Budva has also a carnival group “Perlice” (Small pearls) with the mask “Budvanske kundurice”, and Primary school “Mirko Srzentic” from Petrovac has the mask “Zemlje svijeta” (The countries of the world). Budva’s CAA “Stefan Mitrov Ljubisa” had the mask “Isemijani cigani”, while the carnival group of high school “Danilo Kis” presented themselves with the mask “Crvenkapica” (Little Red Riding Hood)). The group “Gymnastics club Budva” presented themselves with the mask “Gymnastics”, and the group “Kurblasi” (Clutch) presented themselves with the mask “Svatovi”, group “Morzevi” (Walruses) presented themselves with “Nadalina”, and the group “Iberostar” with the same named mask. People from Budva had the group “Clowns from the station ZOO” and the mask “Smile”, the group “Smiled bumble – bee” with the mask “Joyous valley”.
People from Tivat had their own representatives with the masks “Mullen rouge” and “The Arabs”, and Kotor carnival group “The magic of silence” presented themselves with the mask “Cactus under the sun”. From Italy came the masks “The Zodiac”, and “La campagnia stabile di alberobelo”, and from Macedonia the group “Strumicki carnival” with the mask “Kosmopoliti”. Carnival groups from Croatia presented themselves with the masks “Desinic & Hum”,”Zloceste vile i vilenjaci” (Mean fairies and goblins), “Grobnicki dondolasi”, “Mexico grande collina”, “Gusari” (Pirates), “Rozice”, “Brazilke” (Brazilian women), and “Krasica – Medzik”. Slovenians on a this year;s carnival has masks “Princi karnevala” (Princes of the carnival), and Kurentovanje – Ptuj”, “Oraci – Konjic”, Kresimirji i kosi sostanjski”. From Tuzi came carnival group “karnevali koret” with the masks “Asterix and Obelix”, “Halloween”, “For a more beautiful environment”, “Aliens”, and “Ostrich’s barge”. From Albania the carnival group “Socnija illyrcun” presented themselves with the mask “Arlecino”, while from Pljevlja came the mask “Ecological fairytale”. From Serbia we had he group “Vrnjacka banja” with the mask “Izcaseni vrncani”, and there was also the mask “Lepeze”. From hungary came the group “Majorettes and city music”, while from Macedonia came masks “Keepers of the tradtion”, “Vinski ubavci”, “Tikveski dionis”. Groups from Romania, Czech Republic and BiH took part at the carniva.
In the entertaining program Stefan Filipovic took part in. At 22h thee was a great fireworks, and immediately after that there was a pop concert of the Macedonian pop star Tose Proeski and Budva group “Montenegrosingersi”. Beside that, musical program was held also on the square between the churches in the Old town, where the bands “Cuba Son Cuba” entertained the guests, “Rich Bitch”, clapper music and city music. With the children’s carnival, which is in program, today the carnival festivities in Budva are ending.