The Samobor Carnival, the longest carnival tradition of Croats, will present its 193rd edition from 22nd February to 5th March 2019. The lavish carnival by which Samobor’s people driving away the evil forces of the previous year, saying goodbye to the winter and looking forward to the upcoming spring. The city of Samobor once again becomes the Carnival Republic, continuing the tradition in which the power belongs to the masks and brings a special liveliness to the city.
The main role beside the rhapsody of masks, traditionally is played by the Sraka, Prince, Fiškal and Sudec, who officially open the Carnival Republic on February 22 by handing the keys and proclaiming the Free Carnival Republic.
This year too, citizens and visitors are expecting a lot of fun for adults and kids and rich program during two weekends and on Carnival Tuesday night when the Samobor’s Prince traditionally ends with the conviction of the Prince, which by ancient faith we deprive all the negative impacts in the next year. After the Prince is punished, the joyfull period that should marked the year begins.
The central place of all carnival events this year too is King Tomislav Square, under the watchful eye of LiveCamCroatia webcam which provide an excellent view of the events and the crazy atmosphere in the center of Samobor.
In everyday events from morning to the late night hours, over 4,500 performers will pass through the main stage: 3300 children in parades, dance groups, choirs, members of local boardrooms with 15 carnival homecraft vehicle , 500 carneval people from Croatia and abroad and many different performers.
Visit Samobor, put your masks, forget about your worries and don’t miss out the great fun. Shine as a star in Free Carnival Republic, indulge in good vibrations and enjoy the 193th Samobor Carnival. And whenever you're not there, be sure to follow the atmosphere via our webcams.
Here you can follow the program of Samobor Carnival!