The exhibition “From Christmas to Christmas – Folk Devotion of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina” by ethnologist and Carmelite dr.sc. co. Zvonko Martić can be viewed on Matica’s website. The exhibition is bilingual, in Croatian and English, and is accompanied by a bilingual catalog.
On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, a virtual exhibition “From Christmas to Christmas – Folk Devotion of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina” by ethnologist and Carmelite Zvonko Martić, was set up on the website of the Croatian Heritage Foundation. Father Martić is the head of the Ethnographic Collection of the Monastery and the spiritual center “Carmel of St. Elias” on Buško Lake near Tomislavgrad and the author of a series of exhibitions and lectures, and co-author of the excellent monography “Vila bana zvala priko Vrana – Traditional clothing, songs and dances of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 21st century ”.
The exhibition presents the intangible cultural aspects of folk culture and folk traditions that follow the liturgical calendar. The customs of the Christmas and Lent-Easter cycle, but also of the days throughout the year, are presented through excellent photographs by Jasmin Fazlagić, which show the transcendence of the spirit of the people in its obsession with the sacred and solemn. The curator of the exhibition, editor and author of the foreword is the ethnologist Ivica Kipre, and the organizer is the Croatian Heritage Foundation – Dubrovnik branch.
Exhibition Croatian version: https://matis.hr/home/od-bozica-do-bozica-pucka-poboznost-hrvata-u-bosni-i-hercegovini/
Exhibiton English version: https://matis.hr/en/news/from-christmas-to-christmas-popular-piety-of-croats-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina/