Visit Report – BUDVA, Montenegro – 03.-05.05.2019.
05/03/2019. – ABRUM in Budva – Montenegro
The “Carnival in May Evenings”, organized by the Municipality of Budva, Tourist Organization of Budva and NGO “Festaduni” is designed to cater different tastes and ages. “Carnival in May Evenings,” these year held in Budva from 29 April to 5 May and marked the beginning of the summer tourist season. We arrived on May 3 at ABRUM – a very specific way of calling on tomorrow’s carnival. NGO “Feštađuni” with their friends guests carnival groups, members of the FECC and musicians visited the Old Town and invited the citizens to join them. Restaurateurs and residents have prepared a rich refreshments for all visitors. So was announced 17th International Carnival of Budva and 18th SPRING night masquerade. By this authentic custom, the Budva Carnival is different and distinct from others.
05/04/2019. – Reception of Marko Carević the President of the Budva Municipality
Shortly before the Big international carnival parade staged a reception and cocktail for the members of the Federation of European Carnival Cities and representatives of carnival groups. Marko Carević, President of the Municipality of Budva, said that this is the most numerous carnival with participants and visitors in the last 17 years and that’s very important as the announcement of the summer tourist season. He especially commended the organizers – employees of the Municipality of Budva, Tourist Organization and members of non-governmental organizations “Feštađuni”. He thanked all the sponsors as well as hoteliers who have dropped prices to ensure the successful start of the season. On behalf of all members of the FECC and carnival hosts thanked Lars Algell, president of FECC, and stressed that Budva is a very respected member of the FECC. He handed over the memorial plaque MEMORIAM VIVAT to the Presidents of the municipality.
05/04/2019. – 17th International Budva’s summer tourist carnival
Despite the tireless rain and bad weather, the Carnival parade started. In front of the walls of the Old City has performed more than 2,000 participants from 17 countries. From the announced 70 groups, only a few of them dropped. On the Main Stage the International Board awards FECC medals to Mayor Marko Carević and President of NGO “Feštađuni” Marija Pjerotić. Once again it has been proved that the rain does not stop the carnival. We followed all the carnival performances and awaited finale with fireworks.
For 17 years, the Carnival in Budva become much more than the parade of beautiful masks. For this, praises goes to the employees of the Municipality of Budva, and the Tourist Organization and members of non-governmental organizations “Feštađuni”, most notably Marija Pjerotić and Ljerka Dragičević that started this beautiful carnival story. Many thanks to our hosts for their warm hospitality and congratulations on the excellent organization of the 17th International Budva’s summer tourist carnival.
International FECC Vice-president