Kotor Summer Carnival

The Kotor Summer Carnival parade was last night. I didn’t know about it until yesterday afternoon but figured I’d take a look. That meant another 10km of walking (5km each way). But the sun was setting as I walked so it was very pleasant.

Sunset over the Bay of Kotor
Sunset over the Bay of Kotor

The parade consisted of about 20 groups, each dressed in specific themes, walking through the town with accompanying music. Whilst things started out orderly, with spectators standing behind barriers and on the sidewalks, it soon broke down into a free-for-all. It seems common practice for spectators and their children to pose for photos with the parade participants, so the parade route was soon filled with adults and children all trying to get the best photos whilst those who had come early to get a good view were basically out of luck.

I've no idea what these guys are dressed up as!
I’ve no idea what these guys are dressed up as!
Sailor girls in short skirts - what's not to like?
Sailor girls in short skirts – what’s not to like?
This Marley/Jamaica/Reggae inspired group had clothing in the colours of the Jamaican flag and the guys had fake dreadlocks
This Marley/Jamaica/Reggae inspired group had clothing in the colours of the Jamaican flag and the guys had fake dreadlocks
Another shot of the Marley/Jamaica group
Another shot of the Marley/Jamaica group
One group were all dressed as lighthouses!
One group were all dressed as lighthouses!
This lady was part of the carnival group
This lady was part of the carnival group

After an hour, I was bored waiting for the procession to move along, so I walked towards the  rear of the parade and saw all of the groups as they were waiting for the parade in front of them to get moving. Not a very impressive parade for me personally, although the kids seemed to be loving it.

I made my way to a bay-side restaurant for a later dinner and then the 5km walk back to the hotel.

 

 

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