For more than 70 years, CHF has been helping to preserve our community, regardless of the thousands of kilometers often separating individual Croatian groups. During the Easter holidays, we are aware of this more than usual. We are convinced that we will continue to help preserve and enhance the sense of closeness of our entire nation
In addition to the hosts, St. George Adult Tumburitzans Cokeburg, the following groups also performed: Veseljaci Adult Tamburitzans Farrell, Ansambl Sveti Nikola Aliquippa, Penn-Sembles Adult Tamburitzans Versailles, Keystone Adult Tamburitzans Pittsburgh, Ensemble Hrvatski Dom Rankin, Sacred Heart Tamburitza Ensemble McKeesport, Sevdah Conway and young, recently founded tamburitza ensemble Svemir (“Space”) along with the soloist Mark Koches. The program was led by the music director of St. George tamburitza ensemble, Marlene Luketich-Kochis
As the exhibition was displayed on the occasion of the Meeting of the Croatian Diaspora of South America, organized by the Paraguayan-Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Asunción, representatives of the Croatian Diaspora from Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile were also present.
Much of the book is dedicated to essays that treat literature created abroad by people of Croatian extraction, on which her work as a researcher is focused. Among these are German authors such as Nela Stipančić Radonić and Adolf Polegubić, Ljerka Toth Naumova of North Macedonia, Australians Drago Šaravanja and Vladimir Jakopanec, Adrian Vuksanović from Montenegro, and Chileans Andrés Morales Milohnić, Sergio Vodanović, Eugenio Mimica Barassi, Guillermo Mimica and Vesna Mimica.
The year’s first exhibition by the Dubrovnik Association of Artists (DULU), opened by the CHF’s Maja Mozara, is staged in collaboration with the Festa organisers, the Dubrovnik Art Gallery, the Marin Držić House, and the Croatian Heritage Foundation.
With programme specialist supervisor Andrija Ivančan were Tibor Bun, Vjekoslav Martinić, and Siniša Leopold. Joining them as lecturers were top folklore and ethno-choreography experts and renowned Croatian folklore researchers Goran Oreb, Katarina Horvatović, Kristina Benko Markovica, Miro Kirinčić, Štefan Novak (Austria), Lydia Novak and Philipp Tyran, all ably assisted by musical rehearser Antun Kottek.
Along with the prestigious annual science prize (2005) awarded by our science, education and sports ministry, Čizmić was a recipient of a national decoration for his scholarly work (the Order of Danica Hrvatska with the image of Ruđer Bošković, received in 1999), and a number of professional awards and prizes.
With faith in unity and the triumph of good we look forward to the coming light and the birth of new life. These holidays show us how to stand by one another when pestilence imposes restrictions upon human interaction. Let us, then, demonstrate how much we mean to one another, both in the homeland and in distant corners of the world.
Participating in the forum, in person or online, were representatives of ethnic Croatian communities from Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, North Macedonia, Slovakia, and Montenegro. Also taking part were representatives of the embassies of Serbia and Hungary, and the Austrian ambassador Josef Markus Wuketich.
Every year fraternal organisations and associations across the United States of America name their person of the year, a person whose volunteer work or professional engagement contributed to the advancement of their organisation or association. This year the top fraternal prize went to the Croatian Fraternal Union’s national secretary and treasurer.