Croats deriving from Voivodina and the Danube region are active in their organisation in Zagreb making sure their traditions are kept alive
The Association of Voivodina and Danubian Croats is active in Zagreb, where Croats deriving from Bačka, Banat, Baranja and Srijem are gathered. They are also open to all those interested in national traditions, customs and artefacts created by Voivodina and Danubean Croats, as they offer numerous programmes based on their heritage which they cherish and want to make sure are not forgotten.
The Association of Voivodina Danubian Croats has been in existence and operating in its present form for some 26, 27 years. They are making sure that their customs are kept alive and organise the materica event happening on the third week of Advent, as well as Easter Monday and also launch books written by their fellow compatriots.
One of the best known customs is prelo, a gathering usually happening during the winter, when there is not that much work on the farms and where the young and the old gather for some work, song and dance.
The first officially organised prelo gathering was held in 1878, when the first important organisation was founded of Bunjevo Croats in Subotica.
Apart from folk costumes, song and dance, those gathered can also feast their eyes on the traditional dishes that are offered during the Voivodina Croats prelo event including pork scratchings in lard, sausages, blood sausages, pickled peppers and gherkins, and cabbage leaves stuffed with meat.
And as for the sweet bites at the prelo event, there are many including prisnac, a sweet pie filled with cheese and of course, mulled wine, without its aroma things would not be the same.
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