CHF director Marić presented a handcrafted image in straw from Tavankut to CFU national president Edward Pazo. Mr Pazo presented Marić with an inscribed glass trophy as a symbolic expression of gratitude for many years of successful cooperation.
This unique poetry event is now in its 22nd incarnation and is organised by the Rešetari Literary and Arts Association and the Croatian Heritage Foundation. It is much more than simply a gathering of poets. Nurturing the ancestral mother tongue, Croatians around the world hold on to their identity in the countries they now call home and create bridges with Croatia.
Vukovar mayor Ivan Penava joined CHF deputy director Ivan Tepeš at the opening of the new office of the Vukovar branch of the CHF, with the new premises blessed by Vukovar guardian friar Ivica Jagodić.
The latest issue of Matica magazine is fresh off the presses. The cover of the July issue of our monthly magazine features the Korana River and the land it lies in as we mark the 440th anniversary of the founding of the city of Karlovac. This issue of Matica focuses on the island of Korčula.
The evening opened with the Klapa Samoana out of New Zealand’s Auckland, and saw performances by the mixed Klapa Kartolina out of Windsor, Canada, the male Klapa Croatia München from Germany, the female Klapa Valovi out of Argentina and the Klapa Astoria from New York, USA.
The eighth Bunjevo Creativity Seminar, staged with the support of the Croatian Heritage Foundation, gathered over fifty participants from across the European Union. The Matija Gubec Croatian Culture and Education Society is the main seminar organiser and provided most of the lecturers.
The ten-day tour kicked off with a reception at the Croatian Heritage Foundation where the participants were welcomed by director Mijo Marić. The group of sixty-seven diaspora Croats includes seventeen young families with a total of thirty-two children, twenty-six of whom are under the age of twelve. For many it was their first ever visit to Croatia.
Croatian minister Marija Pejčinović Burić is the second woman to hold the top position in the Council of Europe and the first person to do so from central and southeastern Europe. Croatia joined the organisation twenty-three years ago and the new secretary general is slated to assume her new position on the 15th of October of this year.
The audience at the CHF was presented a 45-minute version of the series featuring the highlights of all five episodes of The Croatian Community in Chile, a documentary series produced by Hrvatska Radiotelevizija (HRT) that follows the life stories of people who moved from Croatia to Chile, most hailing from the Adriatic island of Brač, with some two hundred thousand of their descendants currently living in Chile.
A trio of authors, Nikola Benčić, Štefan Zvonarić and Miroslav Šašić, have produced the first textbook covering the history of the ethnic Croatian enclave of Gradišće. The book was published by the Gradišće-Croatian Culture Association and funded through education institutions in Austria and Croatia.