Monday, 28 December 2020

Ministry of Agriculture Calls for Less Food Waste During Holidays

ZAGREB, Dec 28, 2020 - The Ministry of Agriculture on Monday appealed to citizens to try and reduce the amount of food thrown out during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

The festive season is a time of giving and plenty when we prepare and consume a great amount of food and drink, the ministry underscored, noting that rarely do people eat everything they bought and prepared.

Surveys have shown that about 53%, or even up to 70% according to some surveys, of food thrown out comes from households, the ministry said in a press release.

The ministry hence recalled that it had launched a series of activities during the year aimed at raising awareness among consumers regarding the problem of excessive food waste in Croatia, with the purpose of changing habits and behaviour with food in households, the workplace, in schools, in stores or in restaurants.

The ministry appealed to citizens to try and reduce the amount of food wasted in each household during the festive season by applying a series of pointers, such as planning shopping lists and rational buying without creating unnecessary stores.

"Let's be socially sensitive throughout the year and share groceries and surplus food with those in need," the ministry underlined.

The ministry recalled that reducing the amount of food waste means decreasing household costs and that contributes to a personal feeling of satisfaction because food is not being thrown away. 

The ministry called on citizens to participate in trying to achieve the goal of halving the amount of food wasted by 2030.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

PHOTOS: 22 Incredible Varazdin County Holiday Homes

October 20, 2020 - Escape to nature and peaceful seclusion in one of these incredible Varazdin County holiday homes

This year we've been forced to adapt. Our perspectives and priorities have changed. Sacrifices have been made. With stress coming from new angles, one sacrifice that many simply don't want to give up is their holidays. And nor should they.

Brvnara Noah

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Introduced at just the right time for a new type of getaway, Varaždin County Tourist Board's 'My Varaždin Holiday' website showcases beautiful rural holiday homes that offer an escape into nature and peaceful seclusion. Here are incredible photos of 22 Varazdin County holiday homes from the portfolio.

Country House Imanje Pijevci

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Eva's House

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Flower Street House

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Taking a break and getting away from it all has arguably never been more needed. While the crowded parties and packed resorts of previous holidays must remain a memory for now, that doesn't mean you have to forgo your much-needed vacation altogether.

Hiža Golubić

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Holiday Home Bitosevje

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Holiday Home Boltar

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Holiday Home Brezovec

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Holiday Home Burg

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Most of the Varazdin County holiday homes are detached, offering privacy, peace and calm for you and your family or friends.

Holiday Home Kopjar

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Holiday Home Maturanec

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Holiday Home Milk & Honey

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Holiday Home Mintas

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Some 34 Varazdin County holiday homes are the first participants in the project. Each of the holiday homes is unique.

Kuća Lješnjaka

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Moments Pool House Trakošćan

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Oak Cottage / Apartman Matak

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Pool Jacuzzi Dreams

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Many hold a rustic architecture that blends in with their natural surroundings. Others are ultra-modern and hold outdoor swimming pools, indoor pools and jacuzzis.

Pool Village House

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Rural Holiday Home Domus Antiqua

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Rural House Gabriela

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Most have incredible views and stunning interiors. Each has a different story to tell. Not dependent on the season. Varazdin County holiday homes have a year-round appeal.

Villa Barbara

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Villa Mila

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All photos © Varaždin County Tourist Board / Siniša Sović / Domagoj Miletić

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Croatian Public Holidays in 2017

Here is a list of holidays for Croatia 2017Č

1 Jan (Sunday) New Year's Day

6 Jan (Friday) Epiphany

17 Apr (Monday) Easter Monday

1 May (Monday) Labour Day

15 Jun (Thursday) Corpus Christi

22 Jun (Thursday) Anti-Fascist Struggle Day

25 Jun (Sunday) Statehood Day

5 Aug (Saturday) Victory & Homeland Thanksgiving Day

15 Aug (Tuesday) Assumption of the Virgin Mary

8 Oct (Sunday) Independence Day

1 Nov (Wednesday) All Saints' Day

25 Dec (Monday) Christmas Day

26 Dec (Tuesday) St. Stephen's Day