In the latest issue of Matica magazine also read all about the Croatian Minorities Forum at the CHF, the commemorative event for the fallen in Vukovar staged in Munich, the anniversary of the Kolovrat Croatian association of Luzern in Switzerland, the Christmas traditions in the village of Hrvatska Tišina in the Bosanska Posavina region and much, much more.

The Christmas issue of Matica magazine was released in mid December, as usual featuring many fascinating articles from the homeland and around the world. The cover photo features artist Alojzija Ulman’s nativity scene at the chapel of the Order of Sisters of the Servants of the Infant Jesus in the German city of Essen. In the latest issue of Matica magazine also read all about the Croatian Minorities Forum at the CHF, the commemorative event for the fallen in Vukovar staged in Munich, the anniversary of the Kolovrat Croatian culture and arts association of Luzern in Switzerland, the Christmas traditions in the village of Hrvatska Tišina in the Bosanska Posavina region and much, much more.

Dear Matica magazine readers around the world, it is in your interest and ours that our monthly records every notable event from the places you live. We invite you, therefore, to work with us. Write us news items and send photos—work with us in creating the content of Matica magazine, by writing about what you would like to read about. Let’s make Matica a real bridge of Croatian unity.

At the end of this year the editorial board of Matica magazine wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Content
The 2015 parliamentary elections
Anniversary of the fall of Vukovar and Škabrnja
A book on the tribulations of the Croatians of Bosnia-Herzegovina
CHF: Croatian Minorities Forum
Austria: State decoration for the Reverend Odobašić
Hungary: Croatian’s Day
Homeland War Documentation Centre anniversary
The multi-decade work of the Hungarian Croatian Institute of Sciences
An interview with Šibenik mayor Dr Željko Burić
Munich: Vukovar commemoration
Filderstadt (Germany): Guardians of Croatian ethnic heritage meeting
Professor Feletar on the geopolitical background of the ‘Balkans’
Dubrovnik: Exhibition features sculptor Vanja Radauš
Sydney: 30th anniversary of St Nikola Tavelić Catholic church
Hungary: Koljnof literary event
Croatian toys inspired by cultural heritage
Christmas traditions in Hrvatska Tišina
An interview with Croglotte editor Silvija Gojević
USA: Croatian Fraternal Union TamFest
The CHF time machine
Anniversary of the Kolovrat association of Luzern
Anniversary of the Croatian Cultural community of Wiesbaden
CHF: Exhibition features painter Irena Gayatri Horvat
Zurich: Livno Night
Exhibition celebrates Faust Vrančić anniversary
Croatian Night in Frankfurt

Columns
Global Croatia (Vesna Kukavica)
Movement/Aberration (Šimun Šito Ćorić)
Our Towns & Cities (Zvonko Ranogajec)
Dates In History (Željko Holjevac)
The apostolic work of Croatian nuns abroad (Jozo Župić)
Let’s Talk Croatian (Sanja Vulić)
Croatia From the Air (Davor Rostuhar)

Text by: Hrvoje Salopek