BOL, ISLAND BRAČ, CROATIA

Organizator karnevala 

Centar za kulturu Bol – Fecc Bol            

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13. Međunarodni brački ljetni KARNEVALfest (  13th International Brač Summer CarnivalFEST)  

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 International Brač CarnivalFest was first organised in Bol, island Brač, Croatia in 2008. as Bol Summer Carnival. This  Summer Carnival is primarily a tourist event, quite different from Traditional winter carnivals that Brač has like all Croatian places for many centuries in official carnival season.

At the end of the summer season island, Brač so brings the story of carnival to life with music, dance and cheerful carnivalists.  Masked carnival participants present their groups, their places, cities and countries to the locals and tourists who are still vacationing in Brač.

CarnivalFEST slowly expanded to the whole island so we have 6 days of different carnivals on the island. Everything traditionally begins in Bol with Carnival opening and charity evening for children with difficulties in growth  „Brački pupoljci“. At the carnival party in the centre of Bol carnivalists and hosts prepare cakes and food, bring souvenirs and drinks and all the money after-sale goes to these Associations. In this year 2019 Bol Cultural Center organized an additional charity prize lottery and together with other contributions a total of 28.260,00 Kuna / 4000 EUR  was collected for children. This HUMANITARIAN CARNIVAL EVENING is actually the most beautiful Carnival story of this special Carnival on island Brač.

Thanks to the Municipality of Bol which is from 2012, a member of the Federation of European Carnival Cities (FECC), Bol with its International summer carnival enrolled at the map of European Carnivals. The organizer of this carnival is  Bol Cultural Center.

The Mayor of the Municipality of Bol Tihomir Marinković and Director of the Center for Culture Ivana Bošković Ivičić always prepare a reception for  FECC members and leaders of carnival groups at Sunday before carnival parade. 

The 12th International Carnival Parade in Bol brought a lot of joy, colourful carnival costumes, beautiful presentations, but also a lot of audiences. There were 16 carefully selected FECC carnival groups from 8 countries. The festivity and fun continued late in the night.

The carnival events are always held also in other places on island Brač. 

The International Brač Summer CarnivalFEST is a great event with an international character and good vibes. A wonderful event with positive energy that connects Island Brač and all participant countries.

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  Visit report – 12th International CarnivalFest in Bol, island Brač, Croatia

/12. Međunarodni brački ljetni KARNEVALfest /

From 13th till 19th September 2019

CarnivalFEST traditionally begins in Bol with Carnival opening and charity evening for children with disabilities „Brački pupoljci“. At the carnival party in the centre of Bol carnivalists and hosts prepare cakes and food, bring souvenirs and drinks and all the money after-sale goes to these Associations. Bol Cultural Center organized an additional charity prize lottery and together with other contributions, a total of 28.260,00 Kuna was collected for children with disabilities. This HUMANITARIAN CARNIVAL EVENING is actually the most beautiful Carnival story of this special Carnival on island Brač.

The Summer Carnival is primarily a tourist event, quite different from Traditional winter carnival that Brač has like all Croatian places for many centuries. At the end of the season, Brač comes to life with music, dance and cheerful carnivalists. This year groups and guests came from 9 countries – Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Italy, Germany and Turkey. Masked carnival participants, with music and choreography, present their groups, their places, cities and countries to the locals and tourists who are still vacationing in Brač.

Thanks to the Municipality of Bol which is from 2012, a member of the Federation of European Carnival Cities (FECC), Bol with its International summer carnival enrolled at the map of European Carnivals. The organizer of this carnival is  Bol Cultural Center.

The Mayor of the Municipality of Bol Tihomir Marinković and Director of the Center for Culture Ivana Bošković Ivičić prepared a reception for  FECC members and leaders of carnival groups at Sunday before carnival parade. In that occasion, Aleksandar Cicimov as general treasurer and I as Vice-president on behalf of FECC International Board awarded them with big FECC medals.

At the beginning of the carnival parade, I also awarded Municipality of Bol with memorial FECC plaque „Memoriam Vivat“  on the main stage. The 12th International Carnival Parade in Bol brought a lot of joy, colourful carnival costumes, beautiful choreographies, but also a lot of audiences. There were 16 carefully selected FECC carnival groups from 8 countries. The festivity and fun continued late in the night.

The carnival events were successfully held in four other places on island Brač –  in Supetar on Saturday, then on Monday in Sutivan, on Tuesday in Sumartin and ended on Wednesday in Milna. The International Brač Summer Carnival is a great event with an international character and good vibes. A wonderful event which, with positive energy, connects all Brač. We, who have been following this carnival since the first year, and I can say that it was the best-organized carnival so far with the largest number of FECC guests from 9 countries as well as the highest number of visitors.

Warmly thank our excellent hosts Mayor Tihomir Marinković and director Ivana Bošković Ivičić for their hospitality and congratulations on the excellent organization of the 12th International CarnivalFest in Bol.

                                                                                                             Josip Silov.

                                                                                        International FECC Vice-president