The CHF director met with the president and secretary general of the Croatian Centre in Vienna and with the editor of Hrvatske Novine. He also participated in a presentation of the award-winning book Germano-Croat Linguistic Contact in Gradišće, jointly published by the Croatian Heritage Foundation and the Gradišće Croat Institute of Sciences in Trajštof.
258 pupils with 35 mentor teachers from seven countries participated in this year’s competition, from Montenegro, Italy, Macedonia, Germany, Poland, Serbia and Switzerland. The panel of judges was composed of Karol Visinko DSc, Marica Zrilić and Marta Lončarević.
The exhibition at the CHF Dubrovnik features seventeen paintings focusing on the motifs of the linđo, a traditional folk dance in southern Croatia. The exhibition is primarily for the Croatian emigrants who have arrived in the city to celebrate Dubrovnik-Neretva County Day, May 12th, and the feast day of its patron St Leopold Bogdan Mandić.
In the latest issue you will also find articles on Dubrovnik’s own Linđo folklore ensemble’s tour of Austria, bishops of Croatian extraction abroad, a retrospective exhibition of the works of sculptor Kuzma Kovačić and much, much more.
The Good Bye Infinitive exhibition first saw the light of day at the salon of the Macedonian embassy in Paris, followed by a showing in Brussels and at the leading culture events in Macedonia—the Skopje Summer and Ohrid Summer events.
This year’s festival was organised at the premises of the Croatian Club whose president, Joško Ivčević, is also a native of Split. The head of the CHF Split presented greetings from City of Split Mayor Željko Kerum. This year the group has donated money to the Hospital at Firule.
Marko Lukenda’s book was published in 2012 by the Croatian Catholic Mission in Vienna. The author researched the history of all Croatian associations—this is the first book to provide data on the activity of all associations established by Croatians in the Austrian capital over the past ninety years.
The CHF Split is presenting an exhibition on Split and Dalmatia Streets in the Macedonian town of Bitola this May 2nd to mark St Domnius feast day and City of Split Day.
The Croatian Community in the Italian region of Veneto and the Pula branch office of the CHF played host to the celebration of St Leopold Mandić feast day and the 7th Meeting of Croatians in Italy. The event was staged at the St Leopold shrine in Padua. On hand were Croatian Ambassadors to Rome Damir Grubiša and to the Vatican Filip Vučak, our General Consul in Trieste Nevenka Grdinić, representatives of Croatian associations in Italy and of the State Office for Croatians Abroad.