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.
Frairs Toni Mutnik and Vlado Klement Novak celebrated their fiftieth year of service, while Friar Euzebijo Petar Mak celebrated his sixtieth. Their many years of work in the service of the Roman Catholic Church and the ethnic Croatian community in Sydney has earned them the gratitude of their parishioners.
Congress founder Marin Sopta spoke about what has changed since the first congress. Also drawing much attention were panel discussions on the media and health tourism, where we heard presentations of positive examples, including presentations of successful entrepreneurship, health tourism and various innovative projects.
Vienna resident Tihana was selected as Miss Supranational from among the diaspora communities. She comes from a large family with roots in Plehan near Derventa.
The Croatian Heritage Foundation in Zagreb, the Croatian Studies Foundation of Sydney, and the Croatian School of Boston have announced an extended deadline for the submission of works for the TOYS AT HEART contest inspired by Croatian traditional culture!
Writers Željka Lovrenčić, Tomislav Marijan Bilosnić and Marko Gregur took part in the twenty-second International Poetry Festival of Havana, an event staged in the Cuban capital since 1996.
This is the tenth of a planned twenty volumes in the Croatian History Series. At the presentation young historians Trpimir Vedriš PhD and Goran Bilogrivić PhD noted that this tome offers new interpretations and is the fruit of the latest research, some published here for the first time.