CHF and Gradišće culture links presented in Vienna

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.

Tenth CHF Goldfish competition

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.

Jagoda Lasić exhibition at CHF Dubrovnik

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.

St Domnius celebrated in America

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.

Living Somewhere Else book promo at the CHF

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.

Seventh Meeting of Croatians in Padua

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.