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 cover photo of the Croatian and European flags is from the feature article on Croatian accession to full European Union membership.

The latest issue also offers articles on the 47th CFU junior tamburitza festival held in Zagreb, the Orlić family of Costa Rica that hails from the island of Krk and has produced a Costa Rican president, Ivica Košak who leads the Croatian Culture Community of Wiesbaden 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.
(Hrvoje Salopek, editor)

Content

Zagreb: CFU Tamburitza Festival
Croatian Week in Frankfurt
HMI Split: Statehood Day
Salzburg: Croatian EU accession celebrated
Warsaw: celebration to mark Croatia’s entry to the EU
Statehood Day in limbo
National Federation of Croatian Americans annual convention
Bishop Bogović visits the Croatians of Switzerland
Meeting of poets in Vienna
Anton Cetin exhibition opens in Rešetari
Canada: Vesna Bailey, author of didactic bestsellers
Zagreb: Čunovo monograph promo
Zagreb: Miroslav Šutej retrospective exhibition
First theatre festival in Orašje
Croatia celebrates EU accession
What is best in Croatian tourism?
The Orlić’s of Costa Rica
Ivica Košak, a prominent Wiesbaden Croat
The CHF Time Machine
Natalie Periš, a young returnee from Canada
New York: Island of Krk women’s association
Prominent French Croatians: Visko Berković
Dorothea Zeichmann, a Gradišće Croat poet

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)