The May issue of Matica magazine features a number of articles on the first ever Croatian Heritage Foundation Open Doors Day, the Book Night event and CHF prizes awarded to editors, translators and writers.

Along with many news items, reports and current events, the May issue of Matica magazine features a number of articles on the first ever Croatian Heritage Foundation Open Doors Day, the Book Night event and the CHF prizes awarded to editor Luka Budak from Australia, translators Ivo and Vinka Šoljan from the United States of America and writer Adolf Polegubić from Germany. Also read about the visit from a delegation of Holy Family Primary School of Geelong to Zagreb.

Teachers and their pupils from Hungary’s Serdahel (Tótszerdahely) and from the town of Prelog were on a reading stroll through Zagreb, American returnee V. P. Goss promoted his autobiography and the CHF is richer for books donated by the Morović family.

The latest issue brings you a number of interesting articles by Branka Pavić Blažetin, the chief editor of the Hrvatski glasnik portal in Hungary, and a review of Croatia—From the Seventh Century to the Present, the latest book by Dinko Šokčević, the head of the Hungarian Institute in Zagreb.
Also in the May issue are articles on Victor Dodig, a Canadian of Croatian extraction, Salzburg’s Delfa Kosić, researcher Marin Soljačic from Princeton and Marko Mandir, the youngest president of the oldest Croatian association in neighbouring Slovenia.

Noteworthy are articles by Vesna Kukavica on Fifty Years of the Pastoral Directorate for Croats Abroad and by Mirjana Ana-Maria Piskulić on Shoes that Waited for 52 Years.

Content:
Slowdown at the Slovenian border
Fifty Years of the Pastoral Directorate for Croats Abroad
CHF Open Doors Day
The status of Croatians in Slovenia
A delegation from Australia’s Victoria
Dinko Šokčević’s latest book
Canadian businessman Victor Dodig
Croatian gathering in Youngstown (Ohio, USA)
Friendship charter unites Croats in Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia
Swiss musician Marijan Prstec
Hungarian bagpipe player Pavo Gadanji
Salzburg politician Delfa Kosić
A report from Central Bosnia
An Australian visits the native land
Researcher Marin Soljačić
Book Night at the CHF
Australian watercolour painter Joseph Zbukvic
Prominent Maribor Croatian Marko Mandir
Perhaps a commission on how to ‘deal with the future’?
The CHF Time Machine
Theatre gathering for Swiss pupils

COLUMNS
Global Croatia (Vesna Kukavica)
Movement/Aberration (Šimun Šito Ćorić)
Our Towns & Cities (Zvonko Ranogajec)
Click – I’m Going Home (Dražen Klinčić)
Dates In History (Željko Holjevac)
Let’s Talk Croatian (Sanja Vulić)
The Apostolic Work of Croatian Nuns Abroad (Jozo Župić)
Croatian Beauty Through the Lens (CNTB)

By: Diana Šimurina-Šoufek