While people love to visit Croatia for its stunning natural beauty, some of the festivals celebrated here are also interesting and quite often unique. Most of the festivals of Croatia feature music, dance and a whole lot of fun. Reflecting the unique culture and tradition of the country, the festivals are a good way to understand the people of Croatia better.
Whether it is international festivals such as Sonus Festival which celebrates all forms of music – techno, pop, electronic etc, or the Outlook Festival which is celebrated in the 2000-year-old Roman amphitheatre in Fort Punta, these events in Croatia always draw crowds. Also, one can’t speak of music festivals in Croatia and mention Music Biennale Zagreb which hosts a number of events and recitals. There are various other festivals too – Eurokaz for fans of theatre, and the Dance Week Festival which pays tribute to contemporary dance. Here are a few of the festivals of Croatia that you should not miss!
This takes place in Dubrovnik every February and features several ceremonies where people pay their homage to the saint.
This is said to be one of the biggest carnivals in Croatia with as many as 100,000 spectators coming in to see the parades and performances.
If you happen to be in the city of Split in May, don’t miss out on the Festival of Flowers held in the cellars of the Diocletian’s Palace. These themed displays are gorgeous and stunning.