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[14 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Thousands of national costumes from the past, thousands of participants from Slavonia and Baranja, the whole of Croatia, Europe and the world, have for a number of decades brought to Đakovo songs, dances and traditions of their homelands. From 1967, at Đakovački Vezovi (Đakovo Embroidery), in the centre of Slavonia, horsemen and proud Šokci (local name for Slavonians) gather in teams, bringing to life memories of ancient times. Culinary experts and producers of Slavonian delicacies also come here, as well as wine makers with their best wines, so as to …

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[10 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Croatia is a country with the most protected cultural phenomena in Europe, with only China, Japan and Korea holding longer lists. The Annual Procession of the Queen from Gorjani, an east Slavonian village near Đakovo, is also on the UNESCO list of the world’s intangible cultural heritage.
This tradition, which has been held in Gorjani on the feast of Pentecost, dates back to the beginning of the last century. The first written traces of this tradition have existed ever since 1898. A group of young peasant women, dressed in picturesque traditional …

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[9 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Lokve is a small village in Gorski Kotar, located in the wet marshlands, whose residents have humorously been named Žabari (FROGS). And while in past times the residents of Lokve protested against this amusing name, eventually they have not only learned to joke at their own expence but have turned it into their trademark. So, each spring, they have started organizing a celebration called Frog Nights which celebrates not only frogs, but also all the people from the Lokve area.
The 35th Frog Nights will take place in late April this …

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[8 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Sinjska Alka – a three hundred year old knights’ tournament in Sinj, and the honey making trade from the area of northern Croatia, have recently been included on the UNESCO’s representative list of non-material cultural heritage of mankind. At the same time, the musical expression known as ‘ojkanje’ was included on the UNESCO list of endangered non-material cultural heritage which needs urgent protection.
Sinjska Alka, the knights’ tournament in Sinj, has been held annually since 1717 in Cetinska krajina. During the competition the knights ride on horses in full gallop through …

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[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Dubrovnik Festa svetog Vlaha [Festival of St. Blaise]Dubrovnik’s patron, lace from Lepoglava, Hvar and Pag, vocal duets in the narrow region of Istria and the Croatian Littoral, the art of manufacturing traditional wooden toys from the Hrvatsko zagorje region, the annual spring procession of Ljelje (Queens) from Gorjani, the Za križen (Following the cross) procession on the island of Hvar and the annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area have all recently been registered on the UNESCO World Non-Material Cultural Heritage List. During the UNESCO conference in …

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[20 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

A photographer from Ottawa has spent five months traveling across Croatia and during this period she has covered 8300 kilometers along the Croatian coast, the islands, the hills and the hinterland in search of new gastronomic ideas and adventures. A photographer, an art director, a gourmet and a sommelier, Carmen Grenier explored the Croatian culinary territory and published her findings related to the Croatian food and wine on the www.carmencuisineandtravel.com website. Here, traditional Croatian recipes in English and French are at your disposal and the typical Croatian dishes and food …

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[19 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Though the Mediterranean diet is becoming increasingly popular in the world and olive oil is enjoying the reputation of being the healthiest, little is known about the secrets surrounding the production of olive oil. Those who would like to get involved in its production and take home a bottle of this elixir of health that they have made themselves, will find the Brijuni archipelago a fascinating destination this autumn. There, visitors, will be offered an interesting program, which offers the possibility of harvesting olives and producing olive oil.Altogether, on the …

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[19 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

If you are planning to visit the region of Hrvatsko Zagorje in November, the town of Donja Stubica to be more exact, you will take back with you the new Zagorje souvenir – a hand embroidered traditional towel. The towels are made from local linens and feature motives from the entire region. They are handmade by 15 women from the area of Donja Stubica, who are often joined by other women from the entire Krapina-Zagorje County. The workshop is conducted by the Donja Stubica Tourist Board as part of the …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
Green Istria Increasingly Attractive to Visitors

The Istrian interior is increasingly attractive to tourists, especially those whose ideal vacation is a stay in nature and the tranquillity provided by authentic Istrian houses, combining effectively the traditional way of life with the needs of the contemporary visitor. However, green Istria is also perfect for excursions to its medieval city-castles located on hills, which truly have a mystic atmosphere about them. A walk around these “acropolic” towns, Motovun, Labin, Vodnjan, Grožnjan, Hum and Oprtalj, and a tour of their castles, old churches and squares, will provide visitors with …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
A Return to Nature and Tradition

Tradition, natural heritage, possibilities for an active vacation and a rich culinary offering are all the basis for the tourist offering of Baranja, a region on the eastern end of Croatia. In the formation of Baranja’s tourist offering, an important role is played by Bilje plus, an agro-tourist cooperative. Providing services in rural, health, conference, sports and other forms of tourism, this cooperative has hosted around 10 thousand visitors so far, mostly from abroad. The cooperative features five accommodation buildings with altogether 50 accommodation units. Particular focus is given to …