Poklad - a unique and for centuries preserved ethno event on island LastovoDragovoda 19, Ubli - 20289 Uble (Dubrovn) - Croatia
While elsewhere carnival traditions are reduced to masked parades and drinking, carnival on Lastovo – known as Poklade - is a unique, for centuries preserved multi-day folk event. Everything takes place according to very strict centuries old ritual, in memory of the event from 1483. Lastovo Carnival Poklad is based on the traditional story that celebrates successful event in Lastovo’s history when pirates wanted to attack the Island. They sent a messenger to Lastovo, with a request to surrender. Instead, Lastovo people took weapons and decided to fight. Women and children went to Saint George church where they prayed for help. The help came indeed. An unusually strong storm suddenly struck and destroyed the pirate’s fleet and Lastovo’s people ware left unharmed. Lastovo’s Poklad Carnival is local celebration that celebrates survival of Lastovo. The Poklad puppet (above image) ritually slides 3 times down the 300 meters long rope with fireworks and noisy cheers from the crowd.
This carnival event takes stage in Lastovo every winter on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (on the 4th of March 2019) and is the most popular event among locals. 100% pure local experience guaranteed!
Pokland event freeStarting from 39€.
Pokland event free
Uble (Dubrovniško-neretvanska županija)