Holiday in Croatia

Petaračke buše

The centuries-old tradition is still cherished today. There are several legends about bushes. One legend says that with their noise and noise, the bushes drove the Turks out of this region, while according to another legend, the terrible bushes drive the winter. Peter's bush is held in Baranya's Peter's Village, also known as Petarda, hence the name of the event. All four days of the event, large parades were organized walking the village, the carnage was lit, and there were no shortage of gastronomic delicacies. With unavoidable donuts, you drink brandy and wine, roast an ox on a spit, and each day of the event ends with a party.

Beauty&Hair Expo Zagreb

BEAUTY&HAIR EXPO 2020   Beauty & Hair Expo Zagreb is the leading event in Croatia and the region and an international platform for the cosmetic and hairstyle industry with rich accompanying beauty contents and an educational programme for hairdressers led by renowned hairstylists and educators.   During three days, visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with all beauty and hair industry news in one place, get free cosmetic tips, benefit from affordable prices of all cosmetic products and services, enjoy hairdressing, makeup and nail art competitions for high school students and amateurs as well as get free facials, natural nail care and makeup.   In addition to numerous tattoo masters, the world-famous faces of TONI&GUY Academy will be presenting the latest coloring techniques, haircuts and styles. Apart from look & learn seminars, well-known colorists and barbers will be featured as well. The fair will be held from 6 – 8 March at the Zagreb Fair. Ticket price: 30,00 kn.

Carnival of Cetina Region

6th Carnival of Cetina Region   For a long time, Sinj and the Cetina region have been drawing attention with their unique and interesting events, but the carnival festival is surely a class of its own. This year, on February 15th, it will be its sixth jubilee organized by the city of Sinj, Sinj Tourist Board.   Numerous carnival groups have the opportunity to present themselves to the general public – the result is a lively, cheerful and noisy procession which, under the multitude of colors, hides the long tradition maintained by carefully and strictly established rules. The masked carnival groups are the best promoters of the carnival customs in our region and after the Three Kings’ Day they head towards the villages and hamlets. Their value is affirmed by the fact that they are included on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list of the Republic of Croatia.   In the villages of Gljev, Han, Obrovac Sinjski Bajagić and Gala, carnival pageants are a unique and original way of depicting ancient customs interwoven with the sounds of the carnival pageant bells and other accompanying rituals. In the municipality of Otok each hamlet has its own masked group (Jelašce, Priblaće, Živinice, Gala, Ruda, Udovičići, and on occasion the groups of Glavičica-Priblaće, Strana with the groups from Ovrlja and Korita), whereas in the municipality of Trilj the carnival groups go to the villages of Grab, Jabuka, Košute, Vedrine, Vrpolje, Čačvina and Velić. The arrangement of the carnival procession is based on traditional rules, not subject to any changes and only men take part in it.   At the head of the pageant is a white carnival pageant group with the barjo and a carnival wedding procession followed by the komedija and a black carnival pageant group. The wedding procession, symbolic of the end of winter and the arrival of spring, used to be led by the first did (an old man), and nowadays it is led by the barjo (standard-bearer). A pregnant, mannish bride accompanied by the diver (bridesman) searches for the bridegroom which is the main task of the pageant itself. There are also jenge (married women) and the jengije (maidens) as well as other guests – wedding characters wearing formal clothes (folk costumes). The Turk commands the carnival pageant groups making sure that the white and the black ones are never in the same place at the same time. The characters of the Turk and the bula (Turkish for aunt) are associated with the long period of the Ottoman rule in this area. Without mincing their words, the carnival pageant group Komedije criticizes the current social and political issues while following the carnival wedding procession. The black wedding procession is led by the baba and the did (an old woman and an old man) who are associated with the fertility cult. By simulating an intercourse, they are invoking a better and more plentiful annual crop, yet another indispensable ritual element. There are also žalovice, professional widow-mourners who wail comic and funny slogans.   The most interesting and the most impressive part of the procession are didi wearing sheep fleeces, up to 1.5 meters in height, on their heads and bells around their waists. Didi are dressed in old shabby clothes with colorful fringes sewn on them. They symbolize the ritual age-long battle of good spirits with winter, chasing it away with noise and with jumping. With the loud ringing of the bells they remove the curses from the livestock, which, along with fertility and arrival of the spring, attests to the main concerns of our ancestors.

Eighth International Children's Movie Show

For the eighth consecutive year, the Čakovec Cultural Center is organizing a European film program for children and young people. The aim is to develop and raise media culture awareness of film and art in schools.

Rab Island Hero 2020. MTB Marathon

In the lower grades of primary school, we learned that an island is defined as a part of the mainland that is completely surrounded by the sea. Only later in life did we have to discover that an island was actually more. So much more. Especially for us cyclists. We don’t even have to explain to you what it’s like to ride a bike on an island. To ride an MTB. You already know that. And it can’t be learned in school. You have to feel it on your own skin. That is why we wanted to organise a new race of the Series on land surrounded by the sea. At all costs. And not on any, but on a small island that is so big, so diverse. On Rab.   In desert and wilderness. Rocks, sand, mud, forests, the sea, the sun, and you. A trip around the world in 60 km. Red, white, green and blue. The scent of the sea, of conifer and of the immortelle. All the senses just as engaged as your legs as you pedal up and down the hills. Through the beaches, through Kamenjak, Dundo, and Premužić. Like a modern Robinson. But you’re not alone. You have your bike. Just the two of you. Alone against everyone. Against other competitors, against nature and against yourself. But you can do it. Because you are already a hero, you just have to prove it. To yourself. On the island of Rab. On the Island Hero. 12.9.2020.

Easter in Fažana

In Fažana Easter is traditionally celebration full of customs and festivities. Easter breakfast for townspeople and visitors.
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