85 years of Sokol of Antofagasta

The anniversary was cause for celebration, and in collaboration with the CHF Split a concert was organised featuring renowned Split band Trio Gušt. The band also performed in Iquique at the Croatian Hall and in Punta Arenas hosted by the Croatian honorary consulate. Also performing was Sokol’s own Jeka folklore ensemble.

 

Bishop Dobrila honoured in Trieste

The commemoration of this great Istrian bishop was organised by the Croatian Heritage Foundation branch office in Pula and the Croatian Community in Trst (Trieste). A special mass and concert in honour of the bishop was held at Trieste’s St Justus cathedral.

 

 

Christmas issue of Matica magazine


The latest issue of Matica magazine includes articles on the Croatian Minorities Forum, the acquittal of generals Gotovina and Markač and their return to the homeland, the Croatian children’s festival in New York, Croatians in New Zealand and Australia and much, much more.

 

 

Kravata Group anniversary exhibition


The Kravata association of Croatian artists in Switzerland includes Iris Grandić-Smokvina, Sibila Bartod-Knežević, Zlata Marija König, Dušanka Jablanović, Nada Schönenberger-Petrak, Đurđa Milković, Željka Bratoljić-Melkay and association president Sandi Paučić.

 

 

Traditional Croatian jewellery in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the CHF

The exhibits are from the ethnographic collection of the Carmel of St Elijah monastery and spiritual centre at Lake Buško. The exhibition was conceived by Father Zvonko Martić and is held under the auspices of Croatian Government (Ministry of Culture) and Vjekoslav Bevanda, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina, joined by co-sponsor the Croatian State Office for Croatians Abroad.

 

 

Mate Kliković decorated

The long time general secretary of the Croatian Culture Association and the head of the Tamburitza ensemble of Cogrštof (Zagersdorf) was presented with the Croatian Order of the Croatian Morning Star with the Image of Marko Marulić, at a ceremony in Zagreb.

 

 

Citizens of Ston visit Kotor

Members of the church choir of Sveti Vlaho parish in the town of Ston paid a return visit to the choir of Sveti Matej parish in Boka Kotorska. The visit was organised by the Dubrovnik branch office of the CHF with the support of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County administrative department for education, culture and sports.

 

 

18th Croatian Minorities Forum

Serving as chief rapporteur and moderator of the gathering was Robert Skenderović, president of the Scientific Council of the Croatian Institute for History. The gathering was welcomed by CHF director Marin Knezović, who declared the Forum open. Our head of publishing gave a report on the aspects of cooperation the CHF nurtures with the Croatian minority communities. The gathered were also greeted by Petar Barišić, deputy to the head of the States Office for Croatians Abroad.

 

Autumn issue of Matica magazine available

This year’s eleventh issue features articles on a new volume of the Distinguished Croatian Scientists in the World series, the celebration of Croatian Community Day in Serbia, the continuing emigration trend in Croatia and the 100th anniversary of the Croatian Home in Farell (USA).