The Croatian postal service (Hrvatska Pošta) has issued three new commemorative postage stamps in the Famous Croats series, valid for payment of postal services in domestic and international postal traffic. In these commemorative stamps Hrvatska Pošta says it is featuring people that have had a major impact on Croatian history, art, science and literature.
This feature film by director Dalibor Matanić is the first Croatian feature film to be included in the official Cannes programme since Croatia regained its independence. Actress and director Isabella Rossellini will preside the Un Certain Regard Jury this year.
On hand for the gala unveiling were Croatian Ambassador to the USA Joško Paro and General Consul in Washington Branka Pazin and from Zagreb Croatian Heritage Foundation director Marin Knezović and Mirjana Piskulić, head of the CHF department for cooperation with emigrant communities and the Croatian Fraternal Union in America.
In the latest issue of Matica magazine also read all about the recently deceased historian of Croatian emigration professor Ljubomir Antić, the CHF’s online Croatian language classroom, the Croatians in the southernmost areas of South America and much, much more.
It was a presentation of two generations from a deserving and culturally active Croatian emigrant family in the USA. Grandmother Nasja, a Croatian language teacher, poet and prominent member of the Croatian Diaspora community, has for many years now spent a part of the year living in Split and her sixteen year old granddaughter Nasja has now come to live with her grandmother to improve her Croatian.
An exhibition featuring photography, newspaper articles, objects and souvenirs from Sweden, diligently collected by Slavica Božičević presented her wealth of life experience and collaboration with Croatian communities in various culture and humanitarian projects, especially during the Homeland War for independence. This returnee now living in Rovinj says she is very thankful for her twenty-four years spent in Sweden, which, she says, were the best years of her life.
A round table on the Croatian-Australian archaeological research at Bribirska Glavica featured presentations by historians, archaeologists and museum experts from Sydney, Oslo, Zagreb, Šibenik, Zadar and Split.
Stepinac’s Way of the Cross is an exhibition of photographs opened at Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation, organised by the CHF Dubrovnik and the Croatian Diaspora Association of Zagreb. The exhibition is open to the public through to the 8th of April.
The pupils, accompanied by their teacher Ana Šarčević, learned about the culture of the towns of Split, Trogir and the island of Hvar. The field trip would not have been possible without the selfless efforts of Branka Bezić Filipović, the head of the Split branch office of the CHF, and the sponsors that covered the children’s travel costs.
In the latest issue of Matica magazine also read all about the inauguration of Croatia’s new President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, the presentation of the 2015 Croatian Emigrant Almanac, the Croatian community in Texas, carnival horseback riding in Vinkovci and much, much more.