Federation of Croatians in Hungary Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Joso Ostrogonac, József Szolga and Angela Šokac Marković spoke of the founding of the federation and its current status. Ernest Barić, Đuro Vidmarović (a member of the Croatian Heritage Foundation’s board of directors) and Dinko Šokčević spoke of the turbulent period in 1990 that saw the demise of the Democratic Federation of Southern Slavs, which operated as a nominal umbrella organisation for all Hungarian nationals of any of the various southern Slavic nationalities.

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Pennsylvania Hosts 34th CFU TamFest

Gathered for the opening of the TamFest, featuring the American, Canadian and Croatian national anthems, were some 350 tamburitza players and other folklore enthusiasts, the CFU leadership, Croatian ambassador Šimunović, and numerous fans of tamburitza music and folklore dances.

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Virgilije Nevjestić Foundation Promoted

The founding of the Virgilije Nevjestić Foundation is the first step in the reaffirmation of his oeuvre. Its founders hope to see the creation of a Virgil House Multimedia Centre in Zagreb to showcase the artist’s work, host events, other artists and institutions, literary evenings, concerts, and workshops.

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Rešetari Gathering of Homeland and Diaspora Poets

The gathering is organised by the “2 9 2” section of the Rešetari Culture and Literary Association and enjoys the support of its chief sponsor the State Office for Croats Abroad and the co-organisers, the Croatian Heritage Foundation and the Rešetari municipality. Forty poets took part in the event in person, joined by poetry buffs from 35 countries via video links.

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