During the masquerade period, two original events will be held in Omišlj and Njivici, with which we develop an authentic way of celebrating this carnival period and the traditional opening of Mesopust with the carnival associations Omišjanski Babani and Babani Omišalj.
The opening of the carnival events will be held on January 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the presence of the Omišjanski Babani and Babani Omišalj carnival associations, in front of the Omišalj Municipality building. As always, with a glass of mulled wine and an entertainment program, we celebrate the feast in Prikešte square. The feast is shrouded in secrecy until the verdict, we are waiting for you in Omišlj to celebrate the beginning of the fifth season together and find out the name of this year's honorary feast!
The central event of Mesopust, as always, is Bljak Fest! This famous gastronomic event returns to the "big door" of the gastronomic map of Kvarner and beyond. On Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. on the Omisaljan square, we will test our and your taste buds with specific specialties of the folk gastronomic heritage, such as white kidneys, tripe, pork and chicken legs, chicken necks, grilled liver, sorrel, manestre made of squid and beans and other delicacies that we will not reveal yet.
All interested carnival groups or associations are welcome to Bljak Fest, come and show off your masks in full glory. Tasting of all food is free, and fun is guaranteed!
Unmissable children's redoubts for the youngest will be held on January 21 in Njivice, in DC Kijac, starting at 6:00 p.m. and a little later, on February 4, at the Omišalj Social Center at the same time, see you!
In the Omišalj Memorial Park, on February 11, starting at 6:00 p.m., a DJ party will be held - Traškare, with good music be sure to dress up and enjoy the greatest hits of "trash" music that will bring us all back to better, dancing times.
How much effort the carnival associations put in during the winter months are the first to be seen by fellow residents in Omišlja, at the Rijeka Carnival itself, which takes place on February 19, in Omišlja at the roundabout at 10:00 a.m. see off the carnival associations and their allegorical floats to the Rijeka Carnival, and they will also walk in their masks two days later on Mesopusni Tuesday, in the promenade of Omišljem, followed by the reading of the verdict and the lighting of the feast at 5.30 pm on the Plaza.
For all programs, regularly follow the website www.visit-omisalj-njivice.hr, social networks @visitomisaljnjivice and the newsletter of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Omišalj in order to be informed about all changes in time!
(Contetnt taken from: https://otok-krk.org/)