A book on the culinary aromas and flavours of the Međimurje region among our diaspora communities is the fruit of many years of research and the collaboration and friendship of two natives of Čakovec. The work encapsulates their love of their native region
Two decades following the extraction from the seabed of the famed Croatian Apoxyomenos, an antiquity period statue currently on display at the European Parliament in Brussels, the March issue of the CHF’s monthly Matica magazine offers a ten-page spread featuring the wonder of Lošinj island, its history and natural beauty.
1st lieutenant Novković became the latest member of the Wings of Storm aerobatic team of the Croatian Air Force. Born in Melbourne in 1989, the 1st lieutenant is the youngest member of the current line-up of the aerobatic team. He now lives in Zadar and earned an aeronautics degree in 2013.
This year’s first double issue of Matica magazine focuses on humanist, polymath and inventor Faust Vrančić and our branch offices in Split, Vukovar, Dubrovnik, Rijeka and, after a three-year hiatus, in Pula
Photographer Zsolt Répásy’s Carnival Through the Eyes of the Buše Players exhibition opened at the gallery of the Aranytíz Culture Centre.
The programme included the opening of friar Nediljko Brečić’s and Dujo Jurković’s Art in Wood and Stone exhibition and the presentation of a monograph on the fiftieth anniversary of the Croatian Catholic Community of Darmstadt. The book, in Croatian and German, includes a chronological overview of the mission’s history. It was presented by editors Edi Zelić, friar Nediljko Brečić and Dr Dinko Aračić.
Consul Mikac and mayor Balg congratulated the association on its milestone. Association president Mašić thanked the membership, in particular the football (soccer) team, and presented letters of appreciation.
The Roman Catholic mass at the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ljubljana, the capital city of neighbouring Slovenia, was celebrated by Josip Mrzljak, the bishop of Varaždin, and marks the fiftieth anniversary of Croatian language masses. The event was celebrated as part of the 31st Days of Christmas of ethnic Croatian Catholics in Slovenia
Family doctor Davorka Križaj Kapljić’s second collection of poems was recently promoted in Toronto. Her poetry revolves largely around the love she feels for her native land and her childhood memories of the Međimurje region and Zagreb.
The documentary is directed by Ištvan Filaković, with screenplay by Vladimir Brnardić and Nenad Bach, Dražen Lipka serving as director of photography, editing by Mladen Radaković, and with music composed by Nenad Bach. The original soundtrack was recorded by the Croatian Radio and Television Symphonic Orchestra under conductor Alan Bjelinski.