The event opened with a Croatian language mass at St Mary of Carmel church in Staro Velenje, celebrated by the priest Tomislav Markić. Joining the local Croatian community for the event was Croatian Heritage Foundation executive secretary Diana Mašala Perković.
The exhibition is hosted by the Croatian Heritage Foundation, with Effatha, a Roman Catholic prayer group on hand to sing at the opening.
Božo Skoko has released an expanded and revised English language edition of his successful book Kakvi su Hrvati under the title Understanding Croatia – A Collection of Essays on Croatian Identity.
CHF deputy director Ivan Tepeš and the head of our education, science and sports department Lada Kanajet Šimić took part in the HOŠIG event on behalf of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.
The Croatian Heritage Foundation has created a digital edition (PDF file) of one of the key works covering Croatian settlement of North America, Ante Tresić Pavičić’s exhaustive 1907 travelogue Preko Atlantika do Pacifika / Život Hrvata u Sjevernoj Americi – putopisna, estetska, ekonomska i politička promatranja (Across the Atlantic to the Pacific / The Lives of Croatians in North America – Travelogue, Aesthetic, Economic and Political Observations).
This issue of Matica magazine offers forty excellent articles and some one hundred photos from the authentic ethnic Croatian scene around the world
Fifty photographs from the CHF archives on display at the monastery in Tolisa depict the life and work of Croatians that have moved abroad. On hand to speak to the gathered audience were Ms Antoljak and special guest art historian Antoaneta Štefančić.
The three-day event will gather thirty tamburitza and folklore ensembles at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown hotel.
A multimedia round table with Branka Bezić Filipović was staged by the Kaštela municipal library and the local branch office of the CHF. The event, staged as part of the Croatian Book Month, also included a screening of the documentary movie Juan Ursić Ostoić – Builder of Lighthouses at the End of the World, a presentation of a virtual museum of emigration from Croatia’s southern region of Dalmatia, and a promotion of the book Chilean Writers of Croatian Extraction.
The Blatski Fižuli Culture Institution and the Municipality of Blato Tourism Board showcased the 4 Islands / 4 Towns / 4 Recipes project and announced the upcoming 7th Days of Blato Lumblija at an event hosted by the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.