Traditional Croatian culture is characterized by exceptional diversity. Take a look at these unique Croatian traditions some of which are a part of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
In a little village near Dubrovnik a wonderful lady does her best to save the heritage in Tailoring and Silk making of Dubrovnik. She will explain and show You traditional way of how silk is made from silkworms by hand. You will see that this way is quite different than the factory silk production that You may know about.
Heart shaped licitar
As soon as you step into Zagreb, you can hardly miss the bright red hearts adorning almost every corner of this trending central-European city. Licitar is one of the most recognizable symbols of Croatia. In fact, this gingerbread craft is protected as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Pag lace is a unique handicraft made by valuable and skilled hands of woman from Pag. Lace has become an independent decorative item, decoration for furniture, framed on the walls, carved or sewn into clothing, decoration sheets, pillows, curtains, tablecloths and as decoration on church vestments. Visit the Pag Lace Gallery where the history of lacemaking in Pag is illustrated with photographs and information panels.
Moreska sword dance
The town of Korcula is well known for Moreska – a traditional sword dance and drama that was common through the Mediterranean in 12th and 13th century, reaching Korcula in 16th century from Italy and Dubrovnik. The “fighting” dance is intricately staged to represent a real battle. During the summer season it is performed weekly.
Alka tournament of Sinj
The Alka Tournament of Sinj is a traditional equestrian competition in which the knights (alkars) on horseback, in full gallop, holding a three meters long spear, try to spear the iron ring, alka, hanging on a rope across the racecourse. Alka of Sinj is a unique knightly tournament in Europe held every year in August in Sinj, a small town of inland Dalmatia, about 30 km north of Split.
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