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Monday, 10 January 2022

Croatia’s First High School for Classical Ballet to Open in Rijeka?

January 10th, 2022 - The City of Rijeka announced plans to open a high school for classical ballet, the first of its kind in Croatia. The City is also planning to introduce an elementary school programme in English in one of the schools in Rijeka The City of Rijeka and Vežica Elementary School sent a letter of intent to the Ministry of Science and Education in which they expressed interest in establishing a new high school for dance in Rijeka. Vežica Elementary School Principal Violeta Nikolić said there had been a need for a school of this kind for a…
Monday, 10 January 2022

Croatian-Argentine Artist Exhibition in Pula: Christmas for Croats - Nativity Scenes and Folk Customs

January 10, 2022 - Jadranka Relota, a Croatian-Argentine artist, presented an exhibition of paintings - miniatures on glass "Christmas for Croats - nativity scenes and folk customs" from the 2021 holiday season until Sunday, January 9, 2022, in the Capitular Hall of the Monastery and Church of St. Francis in Pula. The exhibition was organized by the Croatian Heritage Foundation - Pula Branch.  The exhibition presented a kind of hommage and a suggestive presentation of Advent and Christmas customs, which include all parts of Croatia through a visible wealth of traditions, folklore, and ways of living in various geographical areas of Lijepa…
Sunday, 9 January 2022

Weather Lore in Croatia: Lokve Folk Calendar Predicts the Weather in 2022

January 9th, 2022 - How did people go about predicting the weather back in the day, before the invention of measuring instruments? Looking into a traditional method preserved in Lokve, a town in Gorski kotar where folk meteorologists predict the weather for the year ahead based on a short period in December We’re a bit spoiled these days with detailed weather forecasts awaiting only a few clicks away. Have you ever wondered how people used to go about this before weather apps and modern meteorology? With no measuring instruments yet invented, they had only their environment and the skies above…
Sunday, 9 January 2022

Croatian History Museum to Open Exhibition on 1971 Croatian Spring Movement

ZAGREB, 9 Jan (Hina) - The Croatian History Museum is organising an exhibition on the 1971 Croatian Spring, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of this political and cultural movement, and the exhibition will open in the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery in Zagreb on 11 January. The exhibition consists of six units, and the authors are  Mislav Barić, Petra Braun, Ana Filep and Andreja Smetko. The exhibition on this broad reformist movement, launched by Croatian intellectuals and politicians while the country was part of the Yugoslav federation, will run through 13 March. Read more in Croatian Spring 50th Anniversary Marked by Croatia in 2021.
Sunday, 9 January 2022

Zagreb Archdiocese Donated HRK 309,000 to Families with Many Children in 2021

ZAGREB, 9 January, 2022 - Last year, the Zagreb Archdiocese donated a total of HRK 309,000 (€41,200) to families with many children, continuing the tradition begun 20 years ago by the Archbishop, Cardinal Josip Bozanić.   In 2021, based on recommendations from parish priests, 103 children from multi-member families were christened, the Zagreb Archdiocese said on Saturday. There were 66 christenings of the fifth child, 15 christenings of the sixth child, 12 christenings of the seventh child, six christenings of the eighth child, three christenings of the ninth child and one christening of the 13th child. The family of each child…
Sunday, 9 January 2022

Pula Talks in Pictures: Croatia's First Augmentative Communication Boards in Pula

January 9, 2022 - Croatia's first augmentative communication boards in Pula are thanks to the "Pula Talks in Pictures" project by the Veruda Pula Day Rehabilitation Center and the City of Pula. The project "Pula Talks in Pictures" by the Veruda Pula Day Rehabilitation Center, realized in cooperation with the City of Pula, has set up several communication boards for augmentative communication in public areas and public institutions in Pula to support non-verbal children and adults. Communication boards symbolize the environment for speaking through pictograms; an image with symbols of special meaning, reports Lokalni.Vecernji.hr. Such symbols are used by both children…
Sunday, 9 January 2022

After 18 Projects Worth 50 Million Kuna, Brijuni E-Mobility to Come Next

January the 9th, 2022 - Is Brijuni e-mobility next on the agenda for this stunning national park? As environmental care is continually put in first place, it seems so. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Suzana Varosanec writes, the director of the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency, Sinisa Kukic, recently signed an agreement with the director of the Brijuni National Park, Marno Milotic, on co-financing electric tourist vehicles worth a massive 1.9 million kuna. As part of this praiseworthy Brijuni e-mobility project, the Fund will co-finance twenty electric vehicles intended for rent for Brijuni, and a further four intended for the transport…
Sunday, 9 January 2022

Poduzetni Limaci: Entrepreneurial Project Helping Croatian Kids

January the 9th, 2022 - Poduzetni limaci is an educational initiative aimed at waking up the entrepreneurial and creative spirit in children. This type of education for young school kids in Croatia has been going on since back in October last year, and educated trainers run it. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, the Institute of Management in Zagreb which launched the Poduzetni limaci iniative last year claim that if we teach children from an early age to recognise opportunities with an emphasis placed primarily on social responsibility, solving social problems, improving systems or new approaches and solutions, we will build a…
Saturday, 8 January 2022

Zadar City Library Announces New Programs and Activities for 2022

January 8, 2022 - By organizing various programs and activities, developing and encouraging reading literacy, and increasing the availability of books, the Zadar City Library continues to monitor the National Strategy for Encouraging Reading in 2022. The network of the Zadar City Library includes five city districts (Central Library and branches Aleksandar Stipčević - Arbanasi, Bili Brig, Crno and Ploča), the islands of Olib and Silba (library hospitals), a library station in the city district Bokanjac. Considering that the library has the status of a county main library, the wider continental area of ​​Zadar County has been covered, since 2007,…
Saturday, 8 January 2022

Meet Vukovar 365, Full of Life: Darko Bilandžić of Culex

January 8, 2022 - Meet Darko Bilandžić, the co-founder of Culex, a studio focused on the future through VR, AR, and XR. Today’s edition presents someone you couldn’t miss if you ever visit eastern Croatia (and not only because of his height). Darko is a young entrepreneur born in Vukovar, studied and played basketball for a while in Chicago and Dallas, lived in Zagreb as well, but came right back to eastern Croatia to establish his business and start a family. He is energetic, outspoken, frustrated with the system just a little bit, but ever so positive with high hopes for…
Saturday, 8 January 2022

Croatian PCR Tests Are Hot Commodity, Symptomatic People Come First

January the 8th, 2022 - Croatian PCR tests have become quite the hot commodity indeed as people wait for days not only for their results but to get their hands on one in the first place. This is not only due to a rise in the infection rate, but because the unvaccinated (the number of which remains high in Croatia) can get covid certificates based on a negative test result. For now, at least... Vesna Visekruna Vucina from the Croatian Institute of Public Health was a recent guest on New Day, where the situation with Croatian PCR tests and the…
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