Not even rain or chilly weather could have spoilt the last year's Carnival on Lastovo, known as Poklad.
Pokladari. 47 pairs of Carnival folk (pokladari) gathered together.
The masks were even more beautiful!
And everything was carried out as in was centuries ago...
Rough mask wearers. One day before "fat Monday", Lastovo was filled with the song of "the rough party makers" –
a group of masked people who, along with singing, most often with an accordion, go around houses gathering eggs from people.
Participants. Not only permanent local inhabitants took part. Many people from Lastovo who are scattered around the world return to their homeland especially for the carnival activities.
The sound of lyre and carnival song are reason enough for them to come from Australia, Italy, Germany... not to mention those from Split and Zagreb!
At no other time of year do they feel that their body and soul firmly belongs to the island.
There, on the beautiful blue Adriatic …
In the sleepy splendour Lastovo...
waits for us…