Pieces of interest regarding Croatian locations, culture and heritage.
Each week the Voice of Croatia produces its Weekend Magazine show which features human interest pieces that provide an in depth look into a certain aspect of Croatian culture, society, art, sports or life.
In the summer of 2018, Croatia watched with admiration as the Croatian National football team won over the soccer world at the World Cup in Russia. Drago Sopta, the official photographer of the Croatian Football Association, eternalized some of the most important memories on the way to the team's historic silver medal at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. An exhibit of his photographs opened on May 16th is now on display in the town of Mostar in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exhibit, titled "Fiery Summer" - in honor of the national team's nickname "Vatreni" or "Fiery ones" - was co-organized by two important Croatian cultural institutions in Mostar - The Croatian Heritage Foundation and the Aluminij Gallery.
There are more and more occasions for gathering in our Heroic city Vukovar, a symbol of unity and gathering of homeland and emigrated Croats. One of them happened at the beginning of May with the "Svi zaJEDNO HRVATSKO NAJ" festival.
In the municipality of Gabela in Herzegovina, agriculture has always been the main focus of the economy. In this week's magazine we take a look at the intensive efforts underway to repurpose previously unused plots of land into extensive olive groves.
A cradle of the Slavonian tradition, Babina Greda is surrounded by typical Slavonian oak forests, fields and pastures. Long ago the pride of the villagers was their respective "Stan", referring to a dislocated farm house situated some distance away from the center of the village. Babina Greda's farmers were also known for the excellent horses.
The 'Easter egg from the heart' is a uniquely Croatian project symbolizing peace and friendship. Began by the Koprivnica and Križevci Tourist Board some twelve years ago, this tradition, enshrined on Croatia's list of intangible cultural heritage, sees large handmade Easter eggs sent to cities and town squares all over Croatia and the rest of the world.
At the Croatian Heritage Foundation a book was recently presented titled "They beat the oceans: In search of lost people from Podgora" by journalist Smiljana Šunde. The work is devoted to the author's birthplace of Podgora, whose population was marked by early departures to countries across the ocean.
Ogulin is said to be have been founded around 1500. Find out more about the mountaineering tradition on the Klek mountain overlooking Ogulin, legends and fairy tales related to Ogulin and Klek, as well as Ivana Brlić Mažuranić's birthplace.
The Croatian Women's Network is in Zagreb for the fourth time. On the occasion the Croatian Heritage Foundation held an international conference titled "Women's Progress. Economic Progress. Achieve your Potential!", where "Influencing Croatian Women" and "Future Leaders" awards were presented to successful women from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, the United States and Australia.
This week, we take a look at the latest edition of the Croatian Emigrant Almanac; in a piece originally put together by the Voice of Croatia’s Ivana Perkovac and Antonija Tomičić. This multi-purpose serial publication, put together by the Croatian Heritage Foundation, analytically follows the social and cultural activities of the Croatian nation in the Homeland and abroad and is available in Croatian, English, and Spanish.
A visit to the riverhead of the Krka River in the Krka National Park is attractive 365 days a year. This entrance of sorts to the northern part of the park is located in Puljane at the Eko campus, which is set to open in April as an education center for children, students, volunteers and researchers, as well as for those who are interested in getting to know more about the rich natural, cultural and historical heritage of Krka National Park. Croatian Radio brings you more in this piece prepared by Tomislav Šikić and Antonija Tomičić.