Rijeka International Carnival
The masks have fallen!
This year's Rijeka International Carnival, which took place from the 17th of January to the 25th of February, attracted a record number of participants.
The Children's Carnival Parade included 6,000 participants in 79 carnival groups and 50,000 spectators. The number of participants was up by 500 on the number for last year.
The International Carnival Parade included 8,000 participants in 97 carnival groups from Croatia and abroad, with 74 floats. The parade was enjoyed by 120,000 spectators, plus 11,560 from 55 countries worldwide who watched the live Internet webcast. It is interesting to mention that the number of viewers increased by as much as 50,000, which shows the growing interest in this event. 360 journalists from 13 foreign and 25 Croatian media companies were accredited for covering the carnival parades.
Next year, the Rijeka International Carnival will take place from the 17th of January to the 17th of February. The Children's Carnival Parade is scheduled for the 6th of February, and the International Carnival Parade for the 14th of February 2010.