The Christmas 2014 special issue of Matica magazine was released in mid December, as usual featuring many fascinating articles from the homeland and around the world. The cover features ceramic artist Lucija Perojević’s ‘White Crèche’, exhibited at the Days of Croatian-Austrian Culture & Friendship in Salzburg.
In the latest issue of Matica magazine read all about the CFU tamburitza festival in Cleveland, the high Austrian national decoration received by Friar Ilija Vrdoljak, the Christmas traditions in the Dubrovnik area 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.
At the close of this year the editorial board of Matica magazine wishes you a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015!

Text: Hrvoje Salopek

Content
Croatian Day in Hungary
Prime Minister Milanović in Central Bosnia
Vukovar memorial
Croatian Minorities Forum
Salzburg: Days of Croatian-Austrian Culture & Friendship
Cleveland: CFU tamburitza festival
Jelsa choir tours Montenegro
Round table on the Croatian National Council
Vienna: Friar Ilija Vrdoljak decorated
Chicago Archbishop Cupich
An interview with Petar Kuštra from Hungary
Bačka: Šokac gathering in Sonta
Kotor choir in Denmark
American recognition for CHF staffer
Vienna: Festival of Croatian music
Australia: Gold Coast folklore festival
Croatian and Chilean schools collaborate
The Bibliotheca Zriniana
The Christmas customs of Dubrovnik and its environs
Advent concert in Munich
Ljiljanka Primorac of Switzerland
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Generalić
Vienna: Herman Hemetek exhibition
Anniversary of the building of the Croatian History Museum
Croatian Night in Frankfurt
Books: Ivan VI Anž Frankopan
The CHF time machine

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)
Croatia From the Air (Davor Rostuhar)
Janko Deur’s Brooklyn Tales