The March issue of the Croatian Heritage Foundation’s monthly Matica magazine features top events of all-Croatian and international significance. This month’s issue is dedicated to Cres, the largest island in the Adriatic Sea
This year’s conference was organised by the Croatian Women’s Network in collaboration with the Croatian Heritage Foundation. The exhibition held on the occasion featured the paintings of Ankica Perge Karačić, a native of Ilok now living and creating in Germany’s Iserlohn.
The Croatian Cup is a competitive sports event played between ethnic Croatian football (soccer) clubs in Switzerland and organised by the Association of Croatian Football Clubs in Switzerland. The competition is organised in four regional groups, with group winners going on to compete in the final tournament.
The Novo Selo (Neudorf bei Parndorf) municipality in Austria is celebrating a special anniversary this year. 450 years ago, in 1570, the first Croatian settlers arrived here. The local Novo Selo Museum and Culture Association will celebrate the anniversary with a series of events.
Charters were presented to the Croatian Culture Association of Mainz, the Croatian Culture Association of Wiesbaden, The Croatian-European Culture Association of Frankfurt, the German-Croatian Association of Mainz, the Livanjska Zajednica Association of Frankfurt, the Croatian Culture Association of Mannheim, the Hercegovina Croatian Community of Stuttgart, FC Posavina Frankfurt, FC Croatia Frankfurt and the Sveti Ivan Ričice Local Heritage Association.
Chilean painters of Croatian extraction Lea Kleiner and Jorge Milošević Díaz have exhibited their work at the culture centres and museums of the Chilean capital of Santiago for the past two months.
Presenting Anita Martinac’s latest novel at the headquarters of the Croatian Heritage Foundation were Ante Beljo, Ivan Tolj, Lejdi Oreb, Robert Kurbaša and the author.
The gathered event participants, many natives of the island of Korčula and the town of Blato, and their guests, were warmly welcomed by Croatian Heritage Foundation director Mijo Marić. Taking part in the presentation was long time Blato mayor and now Member of Croatian Parliament Branko Bačić.
In a very broad field of competitors from over seventy countries around the world the Croatian national representatives returned to their homes sporting two team medals, six individual bronze medals, and four individual silver medals.
In the new year we will continue to showcase our stunning Adriatic islands and their points of interest, people, natural wonders, flora, fauna and history. This issue focuses on the island of Lastovo. We are also introducing two new columns: Croatian Musicians and The Sociological Puzzle.