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It’s Carnival Time!

bell ringers

My hometown of Rijeka, Croatia is famous for its carnival. Our carnival is one of the biggest in Europe. During the one held in 2001, there were 72 children carnival groups with 4.200 participants and 144 carnival groups of adults with 10.000 participants from 12 countries, watched by about 110.000 spectators.

A special attraction are definitely “the bell-ringers”, shown in the picture above. The bell ringers, with a heritage dating probably back as far as pagan times, arise special interest with their specific masks, dances and bell ringing, and symbolize the upcoming spring and fertility.

From all of this it should not come as a surprise that I will be hosting the 33rd edition of Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival on Oct 19th. Be sure to visit the site and please submit interesting articles to me. Send your submissions by Oct 17th using my contact form.

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