In the latest issue read all about the Croatian culture festival in Melbourne, a visit by a delegation of the Croatian community in Sweden, the CFU tamburitza festival in Cokeburg and interviews with Jelena Tumbas of Novi Sad and Radoslav Janković from Slovakia.

This year’s fourth issue of our monthly Matica magazine features, as usual, many fascinating articles. In the latest issue read all about the Croatian culture festival in Melbourne, a visit by a delegation of the Croatian community in Sweden, the CFU tamburitza festival in Cokeburg and interviews with Jelena Tumbas of Novi Sad and Radoslav Janković from Slovakia.

For our readers we cover key homeland events ranging from the Picasso exhibition in Zagreb and a half-century of the Goran’s Garland Prize, to the twentieth anniversary of the kuna currency in the Republic of Croatia. Our Matica feature writers Kukavica, Ćorić, Ranogajec, Holjevac, Vulić and Župić offer another round of fascinating must-read articles.
We ask our readers to continue sending in their articles and photos for the Croatian Heritage Foundation’s Matica magazine and contribute to the successful 60-year legacy of this bridge between emigrant and homeland Croatia.

Content
Pope Francis and Argentina’s Croatians
Croatia and its Diaspora
Croatia set to become the 28th EU member
CWC: the economic contribution of our communities abroad
Melbourne: Croatian culture festival
Delegation of Croatians in Sweden visits Croatia
50th Goran’s Garland
Easter procession on the island of Hvar
Interview: Radoslav Janković (Slovakia)
CFU: Tamburitza festival
Australia: Reverend Gnječ’s golden jubilee mass
Whose hands are in the Cyrillic cookie jar?
Zagreb: Pablo Picasso exhibition
Classic car museum
Hajduk promoters in Canada
20th anniversary of the kuna
Sydney: world’s best butcher shop
Zdenka Sertić – painter and ethnologist
Our Beautiful Homeland TV show with the Gradišće Croats
The CHF time machine
Interview: Jelena Tumbas, Novi Sad
Our cuisine
A touching letter from France
Croatian football chalks up another two wins

Columns
Global Croatia (Vesna Kukavica)
Movement/Aberration (Šimun Šito Ćorić)
Our Towns & Cities (Zvonko Ranogajec)
Dates In History (Željko Holjevac)
Let’s Talk Croatian (Sanja Vulić)
Voice from Abroad (Jozo Župić)