The Samobor Carnival, the longest carnival tradition of Croats, will present its 196th edition from 18th February to 1st of March. 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 this year will be held in accordance with the epidemiological situation and measures due to corona virus.
There will be a carnival procession in which you can show your carnival customs, song, dance and carnival spellings.
The main role traditionally is played by the Sraka, Prince, Fiškal and Sudec, who officially open the Carnival Republic on February 18th by handing the keys and proclaiming the Free Carnival Republic at the main Samobor square.
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.
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 196th Samobor Carnival.