Istrian Carnival

At carnival time, Slovenian Istria becomes one of the liveliest metropolises of carnival events in Slovenia. In the framework of the Istrian Carnival in Koper, a carnival parade is traditionally held in Koper, while lively carnival events usually also reach rural areas in the vicinity of Koper.

20. 2. 2020 - 26. 2. 2020

During the Istrian carnival parade, different groups show their innovativeness and creativity, while ethnographic masks and carnival floats are then evaluated by the jury who announces the best masks for each category. These lively events are usually accompanied by music, carnival delicacies and a programme tailored especially to children.

WINNING MASKS 2020

Category: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GROUP MASKS
1st place: TKŠD “Kraški rob" Črni Kal, NAGAJIVI ZOBKI
2nd place: Društvo upokojencev Olmo – Prisoje, BOGASTVO MORJA
3rd place: TKŠD Pomjan, HIPIJI OD ANBOT SZ PROBLEME OD DENES

Category: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SMALL CARNIVAL FLOAT
1st place: KTŠID Gugo Loka, EKO LOKA
2nd place: Comunità degli Italiani di Buie, PINOCCHIO
3rd place: Turistično društvo Šmarje, KDOR NE SKAČE, NI ŠAVRIN!!!

Category: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BIG CARNIVAL FLOAT
1st place: Turistično društvo Dekani, LOS PISJANOS
2nd place: Skupina Škicet, HOLE HOLE
3rd place: Skupina iz Buj, THRILLER

Category: BEST PRESENTATION AT THE PARADE
1st place: Turistično društvo Dekani, LOS PISJANOS
2nd place: Skupina Škicet, HOLE HOLE
3rd place: Skupina iz Buj, THRILLER