Many prominent figures gathered for the presentation of the publications, including Croatian ambassador in Austria Dr Vesna Cvjetković, the minister plenipotentiary for culture at the Croatian embassy Dr Zdenka Weber, Biserka Lukan of the State Office for Croats Abroad on behalf of the head of the office Zvonko Milas, Croatian Heritage Foundation director Marin Knezović and others.
Following the address by delegate and Catholic minister Komadina the members of the panel of judges Srebrenka Šeravić and Iva Cvetko presented gold medals to the representatives of the ensembles. Ms Šeravić presented the delegate with a letter of thanks from the Croatian Heritage Foundation to the Croatian Pastoral Office in Frankfurt on the occasion of the 25th Croatian Folklore Festival in Germany.
In the latest issue read all about the conference in Zagreb of the Croatian Women’s Network of Toronto, the jubilee Večernji List daily newspaper’s Domovnica awards and the new My Croatia (Moja Hrvatska) portal targeted to Croatians living abroad.
The book promo at the library in Dubrovnik was organised by the Croatian Heritage Foundation’s branch office in Dubrovnik and by the Croatian Civic Society of Montenegro. Among the guests from neighbouring Montenegro was journalist and publicist Mašo Čekić, on hand to present the book.
On hand for the meeting were the federation’s president Đanino Kutnjak, vice president Mijo Stanko and board member Matija Blagus.
Zvonko Milas has taken over the helm of the State Office for Croats Abroad from his predecessor Daria Krstičević. Milas was appointed the new head of the State Office for Croats Abroad at the 12th session of the current Croatian Government.
From March Gradišće Croatians in Slovakia will be able to listen to the Croatian Magazine show on Bratislava’s Radio Patria. The feature topic of the first broadcast is the revival of Croatian language Catholic masses in the Bratislava city quarter of Devinsko Novo Selo and the plans of the Croatian Culture Federation in 2016.
Featured among the many articles are those related to the work of the CHF in the jubilee year since its founding – the presentation in Zagreb of the 2016 Croatian Emigrant Almanac, the Days of Croatian Folk Theatre in Hercegovac and the HOLA project in Latin America.
Diva Grabovčeva, the first Croatian opera in Bosnia-Herzegovina, with musical score by Don Dragan Filipović and libretto by Friar Ante Marić, saw its premiere showing before a packed Herceg Stjepan Kosača hall in Mostar.
Marin Ivanović, curator of a series of exhibitions being staged for Sveti Vlaho Year, was on hand for the opening at the Croatian Heritage Foundation Gallery at the Prijeko venue to speak about Škerlj’s work.