The latest issue offers plenty of fascinating stories and events in the ethnic Croatian communities in other European and in overseas countries. This year’s packed event schedule is covered in articles on our School of Folklore in Zadar, the Ethnic Croatian Minority Communities Youth Forum in Hungary’s Koljnof, and an article on a September round table at the CHF.
Croatian Catholic Radio has begun broadcasting its Živa veza (“Living Bond”) show, targeted to the Croatian diaspora. The show is edited and anchored by Tuga Tarle.
The Dražen Petrović arena at the Croatian language kindergarten, elementary school, secondary school and dormitory in Hungary’s Budapest was the venue for the First Memorial Basketball Tournament, won by Šibenik’s Dražen Petrović Junior Basketball Club.
This year the Chilean independence celebration dovetailed with the Whole World in Split event. Chilean ambassador Juan Luis Nilo was in Split to welcome the people that gathered at the waterfront celebration that saw seven Cueca dancers performing this attractive Chilean national dance.
The double issue marks the fortieth anniversary of the magazine, launched in 1978, and the twentieth anniversary of the beatification of Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac in 1998.
The first digital volume, The Proceedings of the Round Table on Mate Meršić Miloradić, incorporates lectures from a round table event organised by the Croatian Writers’ Association and the CHF following on academician Nikola Benčić’s Miloradić – The Life, Work and Affairs of Mate Meršić Miloradić 1850–1928, staged on the 25th of April of this year.
The latest issue focuses on the rich and diverse summer programmes offered by the Croatian Heritage Foundation: the University School of Croatian Language and Culture in Zagreb, the Little School of Croatian Language and Culture in Novi Vinodolski, the Traditional Folk Costume Review and Miss Croatian Folk Costume Pageant for Croatians Abroad, homeland tours for diaspora community folklore groups, the Task Force in Fužine and on the island of Cres, the Creating Theatre seminar, the Summer School of Croatian Folklore and much, much, more.
On behalf of director Marić CHF executive secretary Mašala Perković presented HKUD Fala president Bukovac a CHF letter of commendation to mark the group’s fortieth year and for its work in nurturing and developing Croatian cultural heritage in the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
Eighteen participants have enrolled in this autumn round, five of which have received a stipend from the State Office for Croats Abroad. They will participate in the course from their homes in fifteen countries around the world.
The Cultural and Religious Heritage of the Croatians of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the first incarnation of this event, was staged in Zagreb on the 7th and 8th of July, drawing the participation of over twenty heritage communities and associations of Croatians in Croatia and neighbouring Bosnia-Herzegovina.