Korčula island to celebrate half New Year tradition on Sunday  

Korčula (Photo: Hilthart Pedersen)

KORČULA, 30 June 2019 – If you happen to be on the Croatian island of Korčula on Sunday then have the opportunity to take part in a tradition which has taken place for close to two decades.

Once again locals and tourists will be seeing in the new (half) year – exactly 6 months into the year. The ‘Half New Year’s Eve’ has been celebrated on the island on 30 June since 2001, and the tradition is growing from strength to strength each year as the streets in the town turn into one big dance floor. 

A masquerade procession pageant parade, attracting hundreds of locals and tourists, takes place around the streets of the gorgeous Old Town before fireworks, live music and dancing take over the ‘Plokata’ square till the wee small hours of 1 July.

(Photo: Neven Fazinić)

Half New Year celebrations 

20:00 – Gathering at ACI marina before procession around the Old Town

21:00 – Concert by group Sabioncello on ‘Plokata’ square

24:00 – Fireworks/party 

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Source:Croatia Week