Celebrations to mark the anniversary of the Federation of European Carnival Cities, Dies Natalis, are taking place this year in Herceg Novi, with representatives of carnival cities from around the world visiting from Friday. For three days, from the 27th to 30th of September, Herceg Novi will welcome guests from the largest carnival family in the world, alongside members of the International Board of the Federation, which is celebrating its 39th anniversary this year.
Members from Aruba, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, The Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, and Montenegro will be attending one of the most important events for the Federation, reports Chair of the Federation, Lars Algel.
The programme will officially begin with the raising of the flag of the Federation of European Carnival Cities at the Clock Tower (Sahat Kula) on Friday, 27th September at 6 pm. Two meetings of the International Board are scheduled, as well as the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Federation and the Municipality of Herceg Novi. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit the city and discover its history, culture and festival traditions.
It is worth noting that Herceg Novi has the honour of hosting Dies Natalis on an important anniversary, that of 50 years of the Mimosa Festival. During the Mimosa Festival in March, the Municipality accepted the proposal of the Federation and supported the candidacy, and at the Convention in Turkey, the proposal received the support of the International Board.