In the latest issue read all about the Croatian Diaspora Congress staged in the coastal town of Šibenik, a folk costume beauty pageant, the jubilee celebrated by the Croatian community of New York, a meeting of Croatian-Canadian business people, the CFU tamburitza festival in Chicago and much, much more.

This year’s seventh issue of Matica magazine was released in mid July, as usual featuring many fascinating articles from the homeland and around the world. The 1866 maritime battle off the island of Vis is featured on the cover of this issue and in an article on the anniversary of this key event in our history. In the latest issue read all about the Croatian Diaspora Congress staged in the coastal town of Šibenik, a folk costume beauty pageant, the jubilee celebrated by the Croatian community of New York, a meeting of Croatian-Canadian business people, the CFU tamburitza festival in Chicago 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.

Content
Zvonko Milas visits Croatians in Switzerland
Šibenik: Croatian Diaspora Congress
Tomislavgrad: Best Croatian Folk Costume pageant
Blato on the island of Korčula: emigrant signposts
New York: Croatian emigrants mark anniversary
Canadian Croatian Chamber of Commerce meets
Population census in Bosnia-Herzegovina
CWC electoral convention in Zagreb
Duisburg: a seminar for singers
Chicago: 50th CFU Junior TamFest
Croatian-Hungarian dictionary presented
Croatians Together in Business Pre-Meeting in Zagreb
Canadian-Croatian Folklore Festival in Hamilton
An interview with Mijo-Mišo Bijuklić
Soccer and patriotic therapy
Croatian Canadian Folklore Festival of Western Canada
Vlasta Mandić’s Botunade promo event
Croatian Lyricism Abroad group meets
A book about emigrants from Ljubuški in the USA
Sušac and Gubaš Štifanić promote Bit by Bit in Kotor
HMI: an exhibition featuring Tomo Periša
Monograph about the Grbavac family of Grab

COLUMNS
Global Croatia (Vesna Kukavica)
Dates In History (Željko Holjevac)
Movement/Aberration (Šimun Šito Ćorić)
Our Towns & Cities (Zvonko Ranogajec)
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