STRUMICA CARNIVAL OPENS TODAY
The International Strumica Carnival will be held in an earlier term than last year’s, on 17-21 February. The traditional carnival event is organized under the auspices of the Strumica Municipality Mayor and Council with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and sponsors and donors. The organizer is the Municipal Committee of the Federation of the European Carnival Cities (FEEC).
The start of the carnival ceremonies will be tomorrow (Saturday) evening with a traditional mask ball where the prince and princess of the carnival will be symbolically pronounced. They will open the official start and manage the main carnival event.
On Sunday within the Children’s Carnival, the youngest masked participants will march in the streets of Strumica as a herald to the central carnival feast.
A traditional exhibition of masks made by students of primary and secondary schools will be opened at Anton Panov Culture Centre on Monday along with an exhibition of cartoons, aphorism reading and an award-handing ceremony to the winners of the Eighth International Cartoon and Aphorism Festival.
The main carnival spectacle will be on Tuesday, 20th February where 2000 masked people are expected to take part. Given the international character, individuals and groups from neighbouring countries and officials from FEEC will take part in or attend the festival.
MD: This is a very interesting and popular carnival, we wish all of those going there, a great time!