The traditional, 5th Pula Carnival will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The Carnival events start much earlier, on January 17, 2019 at 5pm, with the Handover of the City Key to the Master of the Carnival at the City Hall. On March 5, the burning of the “Pust” (traditional culprit for all the last year’s troubles) takes place near the traffic lights at Veli Vrh.
About 20 carnival groups from Istria, Kvarner and Slovenia, with over 700 participants, are expected at this year’s Carnival.
Pula’s Wind Orchestra and majorettes will lead the Carnival Parade.
A new feature this year will be a large tent set up at Karolina parking.
As this is the 5th anniversary of the Carnival, on the day of the Carnival, the Pula Mayor will organize a special reception at the City Hall for representatives of carnival groups where he will present them with certificates for taking part in the 5th Pula Carnival.
During the carnival period, an exhibition covering the theme of Pula’s Carnival will be set up at the Tourism Office Pula.
Program of the 5th Pula Carnival
Saturday, February 23, 2019
-Meeting of carnival groups at Karolina parking 10.30 — 11.30 am
-Carnival Parade leaves Karolina at 12 noon/ route- Karolina-Arena, Portarata Square, Sergijevaca Street, Forum, Kandlerova Street, Karolina — After Portarata Square, the route for allegorical floats is Laginjina Street, Riva waterfront, Karolina
– Presentation of carnival groups in front of the Arena and at Portarata Square
– Carnival groups return to the tent at Karolina where lunch and carnival party are organized for all participants
-Big Carnival Party starts at 3 pm— Mauro Staraj & La Banda
-DJ program Teddy Lee starts at 5 pm
All citizens are invited to take part in the 5th Pula Carnival and enjoy this fun experience. We hope to see a large number of masked, carnival groups, so we invite you to take part.
Registration forms are available at the Tourism Office Pula or click HERE
Registration deadline- February 14, 2019.