Montenegro - Calendar


January

Christmas and New Year

Orthodox Christmas and New Year – celebrations across the country.

February

Shrovetide Carnival

Traditional winter carnival celebrations and processions on last Sunday before Lent – in Prčanj, near Kotor, and elsewhere.

March

International Para-Ski Cup

Skiing championship held near Žbljak in Durmitor National Park.

April

Easter

Orthodox Easter Celebrations, including Vrbica (Palm Sunday) processions.

May

Shooting the Kokot 

Celebrates the liberation of Perast from the Turks in 1654. The kokot (rooster) represents the Turks and the first to shoot are sailors from the Boka Navy.

June

Montenegro Amateur Drama Festival

Long-running festival of amateur drama held in Bijelo Polje, established in 1970.

July

Fašinada

A ritual procession of boats around the island of Gospa od Škrpjela near Perast.

August

Herceg Novi Film Festival

Montenegro’s top film festival, founded in 1987.

September

Herceg Novi Jazz Fest

Recently established jazz festival in this city on the Montenegrin coast.

October

Days of Širun

Annual fisherman’s festival in Budva that has been running for around 50 years.

November

Olive Day

Festival in Stari Bar dedicated to the olive tree, with olive oil and other local products, together with exhibitions of traditional costumes, entertainment and culture.

December

Festival of Wine and Bleak

Annual festival in Virpazar on Lake Skadar celebrating the local freshwater fish (bleak), as well as wine and other produce from around the lake.

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