Events in Croatia


Rigojanči - Love as a Confectionery Inspiration

At the end of the 20th century, Rijeka patisserie shops often served a cake called rigojanči. Many of the people who have enjoyed the taste of this high-calorie cake could not have known that the cake’s unusual name comes from the famous Hungarian musician Rigó Jancsi. So, while people in Rijeka enjoyed the rigojanči thinking that the dessert was an authentic product created in Rijeka, in reality they shared a tradition of Austro-Hungarian cuisine. The exhibition “Rigojanči - Love as a Confectionery Inspiration” has been organized in the exhibition spare of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral and its main aim is to encourage visitors to think about a specific part of their own cultural identity linked to the ways of preparing and consuming food and desserts. The exhibition is open from September 22nd until February 4th next year.

Rikon Fantasy Convention

As usual, the beginning of autumn in Rijeka brings us the Rikon fantasy convention, from October 5th to October 7th. The fantasy event promotes the genre in literature, film and visual arts and introduces and educates users on the subjects in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror, as well as the latest achievements in science. The host of the convention, which will take place on the first weekend of October, is the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences on the University campus. Rikon offers a rich programme comprising many lectures from various scientific fields and pop culture, roundtables, presentations of books and magazines, literary and art workshops, screenings of amateur films and events for playing strategic and board games. The convention promotes science and scientific achievements in an attractive and accessible way.

Cultural heritage Split-Dalmatian Eduvacation

A new tourist product is offering a unique experience of gastronomy, local customs, natural beauties and cultural heritage.   The Culinary Heritage of the Split-Dalmatia County is a member of the project - a network of regional culinary heritage in Europe which consists of 1500 members from 44 regions from 14 countries. The network was developed in Sweden and Denmark for the development of the region through the restoration of culinary heritage, the production of indigenous and traditional products and their inclusion in the local catering and tourist offer, with particular emphasis on the supply of rural households and increasing the employment of the local population. Culinary Heritage is an internationally recognized trademark, a trademark for regional food and culinary tradition, which guarantees a unique standard. Tasting of dishes and drinks is held exclusively by members of the recognizable sign of culinary heritage. During the three-day program we will visit Split, Klis, Brac, Trogir, Imotski, Vrgorac, Omis. If you want to join the program, welcome!

European Heritage Days 2018 in Croatia

Croatia has been participating for many years already in celebrating the European Heritage Days, a programme implemented by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the European Union. The European Commission recognized the European Heritage Days in 2018 as the key support programme in celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage. This year common theme to most countries, including Croatia, is the Art of Sharing. The principle of sharing, that is of increasing the accessibility of cultural heritage information to all interested individuals and groups in the context of celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 contributes to a strong synergy effect. A diversified programme, scheduled for end September and beginning October, will consist of a large number of activities, such as exhibitions, workshops, presentations, professional tours, promotions and so on, aimed at bringing valuable cultural heritage contents closer in an interesting way. Along with being aware of the advancement of new technologies making access and exchange of knowledge on cultural heritage and culture in general easier and faster for us, the intent is also to present as many heritage related digital content. This year the event of European Heritage Days in Croatia will traditionally take place from 20th September to 10th October 2018. The theme of this year’s EHD is in the frame of the European Year of Cultural Heritage: The Art of Sharing. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. Over 90 events will be organized all over the country by many institutions, local communities and companies in coordination with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.The main events will start on 20th September 2018 with the opening event of the exhibition entitled: „In Service of Heritage Visualization“ in the Klovićevi dvori Gallery in Zagreb. The exhibition aims to highlight the cross section of the opus of the most distinguished professional photographers of the national conservation service of the second part of the 20th century in Croatia. The exhibition is also in a way a reminder about the particularly productive work conservation service in the second part of the 20th century, but at the same time an homage and a great gratitude to its photographers-documentarian – Nino Vranić, Vinko Malinarić, Rudolf Bartolović, Živko Bačić, Miljenko Mojaš and  Vidoslav Barac, who have given a fundamental and lasting contribution to the effectiveness of the conservation service with their photographs. What is more, their photographs enable the transfer of knowledge to new generations about cultural heritage on the principle of sharing.  

Marunada

Autumn is the period of chestnuts, and the Marunada in Lovran is a true delight for all gourmets. The fact that the famous „The Guardian” listed the Marunada among its top 10 food festivals not to be missed in the autumn speaks for its attractiveness. In addition to food and drink, you can also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking excursion to Mount Učka, bocce tournament, oldtimer cars meeting, fishing competition, regatta, night-time bike tour or football tournament 45th Marunada 12. 10. – OPĆA OPASNOST & CREEDENCE R.B. 13. 10. – MAGAZIN & LADY LUNA 14. 10. – ŠAJETA & DELLBOYSI

KLIKER festival

KLIKER festival - a festival of dance, movement and children's play for young audience was initiated by artistic organization VRUM in cooperation with KLIKER platform in 2016. It is an international festival devoted to new formats of presentation, productions, research and education in the field of contemporary dance. The aim of the festival is to present the most recent projects of high-quality specifically designed for young audiences and to promote contemporary dance, sensitize the public and to develop young audiences. This year's festival will be held from 1st to 14th October in Varaždin, Rijeka and Zagreb with a diverse national program as well as guest performances from Austria, Israel, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia. KLIKER is a national collaborative platform, supported by the "Kultura nova".

Valamar Terra Magica

The trails lead through attractive locations around Rabac and Labin and Istrian hinterland. Whichever trail you choose, you cannot go wrong. You'll feel the charm of Istrian gravel roads, secluded coastline paths, and enjoy the views overlooking the spectacular panorama of Kvarner Bay. After the race, treat yourself and jump into the sea to renew your energy. Swim along the most beautiful Istrian beaches with crystal clear waters.

King of Učka

Ičići Tourist Bord in cooperation with AD Natura Sport organizes new outdoor manifestation King of Učka which will be held on September 29th 2018. King of Učka is a recreational road bike race which leads from Ičići, from sea level, to the highest peak of Učka mountain - Vojak. The road from Ičići, which begins on the sea level and leads to Vojak, the peak of Ucka mountain, is the perfect cycling playground and a challenge for all cycling enthusiasts and hill climb lovers. Whether you are a professional cyclist, an amateur or just a weekend warrior, this climb will not leave you indifferent, it will leave you breathless. To get to the top you will have to squeeze the pedals very hard. But you will be rewarded with a gorgeous view from the top and a fantastic downhill back to the sea.   This is Učka, our mountain, she ask a lot, but she gives a lot. That's why we love her and we're coming back again. The climb to Učka is one of the standard stages of a great cycling race through Croatia - Tour of Croatia.2016. STAGE 4: Crikvenica-Ucka  2017. STAGE 5: Porec-Ucka (Poklon) It is worth mentioning that Učka mountain is the place where the last few decades were held Croatian hill climb championships. Be a part of this wonderful story. Accept the challenge, train hard and maybe you become the first King of Učka.

Pumpkin Fest in Vrbovsko

Rich cultural and artistic program, reenactment of old customs and crafs, many exhibitors of organically grown food, degustation, awards for the smallest, most interesting, heaviest pumpkin...
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