The Croatian Diaspora

Friday, 21 January 2022

Croatian Diaspora Book ''The Girl Who Left'' Earns Success in Australia

January 20, 2022 - The Croatian diaspora book ''The girl who left'' tells the story of Marija, a little girl from Blato who left her village to start a new life in Australia. The author is her daughter, Debra Gavranich. ''Ever since I was a child I have wanted to write my mother’s story. It is one of courage and hope''. As years and decades go by, nostalgia and memories of the motherland begin to weigh more heavily, and the desire to pursue our origins and roots grows stronger. One of the most characteristic things about the Croatian diaspora is…
Saturday, 15 January 2022

More Croats Emigrated in the Last 8 Years than in 46 Years of Yugoslavia

January 15, 2022 - The census results were released this week, with most seeking explanations for the large number of Croats who have left the country in recent years. In a separate study, it is confirmed that more Croats emigrated in the last 8 years than during Yugoslav times. Based on estimates by Croatian diplomatic missions and consular offices, Croatian Catholic missions, and censuses in countries where Croatian emigrants and their descendants reside, until a few years ago it was estimated that about 3,200,000 Croatian emigrants and their children live outside Croatia, reports Zadarski.hr. The largest Croatian diaspora is currently in…
Sunday, 9 January 2022

Stipe Dumančić, President of "Voice of Free Croatia", Buried in New York

January 9, 2022 - Stipe Dumančić, long-time president of the Croatian Radio Club New York ‘Voice of Free Croatia’, was buried on Friday, January 7, at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Queens. He passed away on January 1, 2022, at the age of 84. Holy Mass for Stipe was held in the Croatian Church of St. Cyril and Methodius in Manhattan. Stipe spent 44 years at the Croatian Radio Club working as its president, vice president, technical editor, treasurer, and member of the Supervisory Board. His life began in the small town of Lovrec in Split-Dalmatia County. He spent his childhood in…
Friday, 19 November 2021

MG2.7 - Time Lapse Conference Connects Croatian Businesspeople Worldwide

November 19, 2021 - The Meeting G2 business conference will be held for the 7th year in a row! This time, entitled MG2.7 - Time Lapse.  The Association for Connecting Business in the Homeland and Diaspora - Meeting G2 - will be held for the seventh time.  The Meeting G2 conference aims to network business people of Croatian origin from around the world, which is also an ongoing mission of the Association. They do not deviate this year, although still under challenging circumstances. This year's conference will present to the Croatian diaspora from all over the world what has been…
Thursday, 11 November 2021

5 Things I Miss About Living in Ireland

Less sentimental, more practical: a fitting description for things you'll miss about living in a foreign country, compared to those you like best about your homeland. A look at a few things that Ireland does just right In recent weeks I’ve been writing a lot about my impressions of Ireland as a Croatian emigrant. Looking back to some of the previous pieces, I feel I’ve been a bit too critical for the most part: who can afford those rent prices? The weather is awful! Eesh. One would think I was dragged there against my will. On the contrary - I…
Saturday, 6 November 2021

Book on Emigrants During Austria-Hungary and Kingdom of Yugoslavia Launched

ZAGREB, 6 Nov 2021 - A book about emigrants and returnees in the period of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, that is the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, written by historian Darija Hofgräff Marić was launched in the Croatian State Archives on Friday evening. The 210-page book deals with the emigration of the Croats in the second half of the 19th century and in the first four decades of the 20th century and particularly with the care for orphans of deceased expats. The book reviewer, Professor Ulf Brunnbauer, whose research is mainly devoted to the social history of Southeastern Europe…
Tuesday, 2 November 2021

The Realities of Croatian Emigration to Ireland, Part II: Work

Continuing our series on Croatian emigration to Ireland, a look at the topic that drives most people to emigrate in the first place: jobs, paychecks and everything in between   To paraphrase a pop art icon, just what is it that makes Ireland so different, so appealing? To any Croatian person frustrated with their miserable economic prospects, it’s always been all those jobs that are readily available. It’s so easy to find work!, people will tell you. And it pays well! After three years in Ireland, I have a bit of perspective in this regard, so... Let’s unpack that.  …
Thursday, 21 October 2021

Moving from Croatia’s Rain Capital to the Emerald Isle: Let's Talk Weather

Following the first instalment in the series on the realities of Croatian emigration to Ireland, a lighthearted personal blog about everyone’s favourite conversation starter: the weather.  The first time I went to Ireland, it was to visit my best friend. ‘Pack warm clothes’, she warned.  In April?  ‘It gets really cold here’, she said. So I packed a coat and a leather jacket, and ended up wearing one over the other on the first night I arrived. But then a miracle happened - the next four days were a blissful sunny stretch of a holiday. We frolicked on beaches and…
Saturday, 16 October 2021

Realities of Croatian Emigration to Ireland, Part 1: Accommodation

October 16, 2021 - We are delighted to welcome back Nikolina Demark, the TCN Writer of the Year in 2017, who is now back in Rijeka after her 3-year assignment to report on Croatian emigration to Ireland. Part 1 - the accommodation reality.   In October 2018, I moved to Ireland. I had one box of clothes shipped to my partner in Cork  and boarded a plane with a carry-on and a backpack. My one-way ticket cost me €32.  A few years and one pandemic later, we’re back in Rijeka, Croatia. It was our plan from the start and we’re happy…
Thursday, 7 October 2021

Croatian Diaspora in South America: Two Years in Hindsight

October 7, 2021 - Today is two years since I arrived in Croatia, without imagining that it would be my new home. In the latest article of the Croatian Diaspora in South America series, I share ten reasons why I think Croatia is an ideal and easy to adapt destination for those coming from South America. On a day like today, but two years ago, I landed in Zagreb without knowing that Croatia would be the country where I would stay to live, leaving behind twenty-four years of invaluable experiences, moments, lessons, and friendships made in my country, Peru. Now…
Sunday, 26 September 2021

Reconnecting to the Nostalgia of the Bygone Days in Croatia

September 26, 2021 - Natalie Franćeska, the author of the children's book My Grandma is Like the Sea, draws upon the nostalgia of the bygone days in Croatia. There is something powerful about reminiscing about the nostalgia of the bygone days. Research supports this, where experts have shown us that the modest dose of nostalgia has positive effects on people and their wellbeing. It can also help facilitate growth, self-discovery and serve as a source of future inspiration. Nostalgia may also very well be a way some have helped ease feelings of distress during Covid-19. Personally, I have been able to…
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