Thousands of people celebrate spring in Herceg Novy with dances, carnival, and masquerades. There are a few parades, best costume competitions, and races. The festival features a swimming championship, the Mimosa Cup in archery and shooting, car races, “picigin”, and the “karići” race, that are traditional to Montenegro. For over 40 years, mimosa has been grown in the area for the sake of this vibrant event. Tiny mimosa bouquets are everywhere. There are also dozens of various flower exhibits, so people interested in gardening will definitely enjoy it.
Mimosa festival starts the first week of February and lasts for several weeks. Sometimes the celebration stretches well into March. With plenty of great food, live music concerts every weekend and carnival-style fun Mimosa Festival has become a favorite spring celebration for Montenegro people. Thousands flock here to escape winter in warm and evergreen Herceg Novi, surrounded by beautiful yellow blooms, local media reports.