In the latest issue of Matica magazine also read all about the Croatian Minorities Forum at the CHF, the commemorative event for the fallen in Vukovar staged in Munich, the anniversary of the Kolovrat Croatian association of Luzern in Switzerland, the Christmas traditions in the village of Hrvatska Tišina in the Bosanska Posavina region and much, much more.
The HiT-1 Croatian internet course is the first university on-line course teaching Croatian as a second and foreign language in the Republic of Croatia, launched at the initiative of the CHF. This year’s course was successfully completed December 6th with a final exam for the fourteen participants of the autumn semester.
CFU national president emeritus Bernard M. Luketich (Cokeburg, 1931 – Pittsburgh, 2015) was the initiator of the National Federation of Croatian Americans, the Croatian American Professional and Business Association of Pittsburgh and a number of other eminent associations and social projects. He served at the post of national president of the oldest Croatian fraternal association, to which he was elected democratically nine times, for a full thirty-six years, from 1978.
Ms Zlatar Montan, an archaeologist with roots on the island of Brač, passed away in her 89th year, on the 2nd of December, in Antofagasta where she will be buried. She worked as a researcher at the Archaeological Institute in Antofagasta (1974 to 1985). She was the author of significant books on the immigration of Croatians to the north of Chile.
The promotion of Croatian Culture Society of Ljubljana member Katica Pavkić Špiranec’s book The Broad Spirit of the Slavonians included the participation of the HKDU Novo Mesto – Hrvatski Pleter vocal ensemble, MFD Ljubljana – Fijolice vocal ensemble, HKDM Ljubljana – Đilkoši instrumental ensemble and guest poets Magdalena Teufel from Đakovo and Stipe Cvitan from Piran.
On hand to present the work of Ms Toth Naumova were Vasil Drvošanov PhD and Marina Mijakovska MA. The verse of Ljerka Toth Naumova was interpreted by Aleksandra Velinova with the musical accompaniment of poet Mila Jovanovska-Porečanac.
Her passion for drawing is matched only by her passion for travel and she has imbued herself in other cultures and landscapes during trips to India, Nepal, Tibet, Malaysia, Thailand and South America. The twenty-six works presented at the Landscapes of My Thoughts exhibition will be available for viewing through to the end of the year.
Among the prominent results of a decade of works and published volumes are seventeen titles in the fields of Croatian linguistics, contact linguistics, ethnology, history, literature, regional lexicology and works on the interpenetration of lexicology and lexicography that have yielded an integral lexicographic treatment of the Croatian minority community in Hungary. A Lexicon of the Croatians of Hungary has been announced, a project initiated by the Hungarian Croatian Institute of Sciences that will pool the efforts of numerous researchers from various fields of study from Hungary and around the world.
The eleventh issue of Matica magazine in 2015 was released in mid November, as usual featuring many fascinating articles from the homeland and around the world. The cover photo of a Bokelj sailing ship is from the feature article on a monograph on the collection of marine paintings at the parish church in Prčanj.