Carnival Opens on Pjaca Tomorrow!

Daniela Rogulj

Carnival in Split will open on Pjaca tomorrow at 11am.

The official handover of the keys of the city will begin with Split Mayor Ivo Baldasar on Saturday, February 18 at 11.15, along with the raising of the Carnival flags. The Carnival wedding then follows at 11.30 on the Riva. If it rains, the program will be moved from Pjaca to in front of the old town hall.

After the wedding there will be a large Zumba party on the waterfront promptly at 12.00 which will host numerous dance instructors from the region and guests from the Dominican Republic. All citizens of all ages are invited to join the Zumba dance party!

History of the Split Carnival

Saturday, February 18 from 17.00-18.00 @ Cafe Bajamonti

Here you can learn about the history of the Split Carnival by professor Goran Borčić.

Tango Under Masks

Saturday, February 18 from 18.00-22.30 @ Gladiator Beach Club

Tango has become a true cultural heritage of the world. Tango joined the UNESCO family in 2009 and in European cities the tango scene has been active for decades. By organizing a number of training courses, workshops, milongas and an international tango festival, Split has become an important part of the cultural network.

The traditional “Tango Under Masks” this year will be organized in the comfortable surroundings of Gladiator Beach Club on Žnjan. Guests are expected from all over Croatia for this event and admission is free! The organizer is the Center of Dance led by Zvonimir Mimica. 

The entire program is presented in detail on the website



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