The visit included a promotional video on the work of the CHF and a performance of the local tamburitza orchestra of a number of traditional Croatian melodies. Speaking at the event were honorary Croatian consul Eduardo Antonich and CHF director Mijo Marić.
CHF director Marić visited the Croatia House in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo. The visit included the screening of a Spanish-language promotional video on the work of the Croatian Heritage Foundation. A tamburitza orchestra was also on hand at the Croatia House to play a number of traditional Croatian melodies. Speaking at the event were honorary Croatian consul Eduardo Antonich and CHF director Mijo Marić.
The Croatian House in Montevideo was founded on 9 September 1928 and has, in its ninety-one years, promoted Croatian culture, our language, our traditions, and friendly relations between Croatia and Uruguay. From the very inception of the CHF we have nurtured unbroken relations with the Croatia House in Montevideo in spite of the great distance dividing us. This is reflected in many aspects of our collaboration, including a donation of the CHF of the valued limestone of the island of Brač for a cemetery the Croatia House of Montevideo built in 1962. Croatia House is the sole ethnic Croatian association in Uruguay and has had an active tamburitza orchestra since 2005 and a folklore ensemble since 2015. Every Sunday it is also a gathering place for ethnic Croatians, third and fourth generation descendants of Croatian immigrants to the country, who pool their efforts to contribute to the preservation of Croatian traditions and culture in Uruguay.
Text and photography: Lana Šaš