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DUBROVNIK CARNIVAL 2022 It’s Time for Carnival Masks to Take Over the City!

The twenty-second annual Dubrovnik Carnival 2022 begins on Friday filled with numerous exciting events, live and virtual, which means there will be something for everyone!

“Put on a mask and join us on Stradun all four days of the Dubrovnik Carnival! Be sure not to miss the opening of the Carnival and participate in creating an atmosphere of fun and optimism every other day of the carnival as well, something we all need at this time. Free donuts are provided for all participants,” they report from the City of Dubrovnik.

In its 22nd edition, the traditional event “Dubrovnik Carnival 2022: Four Days of Dubrovnik Carnival” will be held from February 25 to March 1, and everyone who visits, no matter the age, can expect an interesting and diverse program organized by the City of Dubrovnik and the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik joined by various cultural institutions and other valuable partners.

The Carnival will open in front of the well-arranged entrance to Luža on Friday, February 25 at 12 noon with the handing over of the key to the City and children’s masquerades of the Pile and Izviđač kindergartens. We can also expect the performance of the Lazareti Dance Studio and screenings of two fabulous films, “Twenty Years of the Dubrovnik Carnival” by Zvonimir Bašica (VSP Video) and a film about last year’s performance of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra at the Dubrovnik Carnival, on a film screen set just above Luža.

‘Prinčipesin đir kroz godišta od veljuna’ is the contribution of the tailoring craft ‘Prinčipesa’ by Marina Glavinić, where a dozen girls will present costumes created through twenty years of masquerade during all four days of the Carnival.

‘Veljun u Dvoru’ is the name of the program jointly organized by the Dubrovnik Museums and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival where films by senior curator Ivica Kipre  ‘Župski karnevo – fešta od škeraca’, ‘Cavtajske maškarate i Dominali’ and ‘Dubrovnik Veljun – đir kroz godišta’ will be screened in the atrium of the Rector’s Palace, appropriately decorated with masks and costumes. The program ‘Veljun u dvoru’ is scheduled for all four days of the Carnival – from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m..

On the second day of the Carnival, on Saturday, February 26, at 11 a.m., the people of Dubrovnik, as well as their guests, are invited to Stradun for ‘Coffee in masques’. Join the masquerade and relax in good company with favourite drinks at promotional prices. Cafe bars ‘Cele’ and ‘Congo’ organize a happy hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while the City Music and Dubrovnik Majorettes will take care of the real carnival mood. The ‘Zoom Zoom of the little masques’ of the Lazareti Dance Studio is scheduled in the afternoon of the same day, at 5 p.m. This merry dance program will take place on the Lazareti plateau and will be broadcast online via the Zoom platform.

The third day of the Dubrovnik Carnival 2022, Monday, February 28 at 12 o’clock, brings a masquerade concert of the Brass & Percussion septet of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, which will perform in the atrium of the Rector’s Palace.

On Ultime, on Tuesday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Luža, visitors will be able to see the photo exhibition ‘Ten years of masquerading in kindergartens’. From 11 a.m., the Marin Getaldić Elementary School will present a parade of masquerade groups on Stradun. This will be followed by the proclamation of the most successful masquerade kindergartens and schools in front of the Church of St. Blaise. Donuts are provided for all winners. On the screen above the entrance to Luža, a film will be shown about mask competitors in making Dubrovnik’s famous and delicious ‘šporki makaruli’ in recent years. “Dubrovnik Carnival 2022: Four Days of the Dubrovnik Carnival” will be closed by the Dubrovnik group Art with a noon performance in front of Luža.

During the Dubrovnik Carnival, from February 25 to March 1, the restaurants ‘Orsan’, ‘Lero’, ‘Dalmatino’, ‘Lucin Kantun’, Tavern ‘Loggia’, Lobby Bar ‘Orsula’ of the Valamar Lacroma and ‘Trattoria’ in Sunset Beach, offer traditional ‘šporki makaruli’ at promotional process to all fellow citizens and their guests.

In addition, an exhibition from the graphic-poetic map of Lukša Peko and Josip Škerlj “Pain with a Smile” on the theme of the Carnival is open on the ground floor of the National Library until March 4.