Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Sinj Time Machine: Let's Go Back to 1715 When it All Began!

August 10, 2022 - The Sinj Tourist Board is bringing it back to when it all began. Jump in the Sinj time machine and enjoy the annual reenactment of the Battle of Sinj 1715!

Organized by the Sinj Tourist Board, a reenactment of the famous and artistically immortalized Battle of Sinj 1715 will take place, along with the events that preceded it, on August 11 (Thursday) at 20:30 at Trg Kralja Tomislava (Market). The event will celebrate its 16th edition this year. 

The historical spectacle takes place in two acts. The first act is staged at Pijaca, Sinj's main square, when the Ottomans dramatically and violently attacked and conquered the town of Sinj, burned the church, and took the people into slavery. Incredibly realistic light and sound effects contribute to the authenticity of the scenes. The second act takes place in the original setting of Alkarski dvori, the former Apartments. Despite the almost hopeless situation, the Defense Council does not think twice and defends its city against a more numerous, superior, and powerful enemy. According to tradition, it was with Our Lady's help that the Ottomans were defeated, and Sinj was freed from the threat of the enemy to keep Christianity. Led by Fr. Pavlo Vučković (embodied by the high school professor, scientist, writer, editor, and publisher Fr. Gabrijel Hrvatin Jurišić), the joyful and grateful faithful have celebrated their patron saint ever since with even greater fervor.


Ivana Pavicic

The Sinj time machine - let's go back together to 1715 when it all began!


Nikola Belančić

The director of the dramatic spectacle is Velimir Borković. The performance was brought to life in cooperation with the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj and the Alka Knights Society. Numerous actors from amateur theaters participate in the event, and the leading roles include: Gabrijel Jurišić, Marko Duvnjak, Bruno Barać, Marijan Grbavac, Damir Žane Alebić, Saša Miletić, Bobo Delonga, Dijana Ivić Kundid, Bože Pavić, Vedrana Vrgoč, Sanja Gojun, Mirjana Živalj, Anđelka Vučković, Marko Jelinčić, Anđelka Vučković, Dino Vuković, Dubravka Vuković, Marija Mandac, Dušan Roguljić, Tihana Jelić, members of KU Marko Marulić, GZ Brodosplit, the historical units of the Klis Uskoks, the Patriot Defense Association, the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, the "Gromovi Zagorje" mountain rescuers, the Association for the Preservation of the Heritage of the Cetinje Region, the Association of Rera and Guslar from Otok, the Sinjski Ferals, the horsemen of the Alka Knights Society, the Alka horses; Marko Vuković and Andrija Ribičić ride the carriages, Vesna Bader and Branka Marinović take care of the scenography, and Miki Nopling, who this year is preparing a particularly impressive staging, is responsible for the sound backdrop and special effects.


Željko Zrnčić

The director is the prominent theater, television, and film actor Robert Kurbaša, the assistant director is Bruno Barać, and the playwright and producer is Luka Perković. And this year, with the performance of the cantata of Our Lady of Sinj, the City Choir of Brodosplit is also in attendance, performing under the direction of maestro Vlada Sunko, a famous music pedagogue, conductor, and composer.

The Battle of Sinj 1715 is a unique stage spectacle under Sinj's August Nights, and the whole town becomes a stage that, with its originality, instantly transports the audience 307 years into the past! The performance is held with the support of the City of Sinj and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board. 


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Wednesday, 27 July 2022

A Night of Jazz in Sinj with Nocturnal Four and City Music!

July 27, 2022 - Jazz group Nocturnal Four visits Sinj this weekend for a spectacle at Alkarski Dvori! 

At the end of July, Sinj locals and their guests will be treated to a real musical sensation - a performance by the jazz group Nocturnal Four! The world-renowned musicians on their Croatian summer tour this year have already performed in Pula and Zadar and will bring a touch of New Orleans to the Alkarski Dvori stage in Sinj! 

Ratko Zjača, previously known to the Sinj audience, is an award-winning guitarist, composer, performer, and pedagogue. He studied and graduated from the University of Zagreb. After completing his studies at the Conservatory in Rotterdam, where he studied jazz guitar, composition, and Indian classical music, he also studied at the New York University School of Music. Countless collaborations with the greats of jazz music launched him into the stars and brought him many recognitions and awards. John Riley is one of the most famous jazz drummers and educators today. He is a full-time drum professor at the famous academies Manhattan School of Music, The New School, and SUNY Purchase. In addition, he is a permanent external professor at the Conservatory in Amsterdam.


Pianist and organist Renato Chicco studied at the University of Music in Graz, Austria, and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In a long and fruitful career, he collaborated with the biggest names in world jazz music. He is currently a professor of jazz improvisation at the University of Music in Graz and continues to perform worldwide. Stefano Bedetti, one of the best European saxophonists, started playing tenor at 14. Inspired by Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker, and many other masters, he discovered new dimensions and approaches to music.


Don't miss a chance to listen to this fantastic quartet on July 30 at 9:30 pm, performing after City Music Sinj, which this year celebrates 160 years of its existence, dedicated work, education, and promotion of the city of Sinj throughout Lijepa naše and Europe.


The concert is free!

Photos by Ante Gašpar and Željke Zrnčić

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Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Sinj Village Fair 2022 Held During Alka Festivities in August!

July 26, 2022 - For the 12th time, the Sinj Tourist Board will hold the Sinj Village Fair 2022, which includes an exhibition, tasting, and sale of traditional Croatian products: food, drinks, and souvenirs.

The Sinj Village Fair 2022 is held during the Alka festivities on August 5 and 6, 2022, when Sinj becomes the center of cultural, religious, and tourist events in Split-Dalmatia County and beyond.

By organizing the event, the Sinj Tourist Board gives interested citizens and visitors a chance to taste and buy local traditional products that are difficult for consumers to access because they are not available for sale. At the same time, it helps small and medium-sized farms from the rural area of Sinj and its surroundings, as well as other parts of Croatia, in promoting and selling their products.

An even larger number of exhibitors is expected this year. Therefore, the organizers needed to provide a larger space and even more tables for exhibitors, as they are expected from all over Croatia, of which at least 40% will be local producers.

"We emphasize the importance of this Fair to promote the rich tourist and cultural heritage, as well as the generous offer of agricultural producers and souvenir producers, all to develop the tourism, culture, and economic development of our city.

Also, in this way, all visitors will have the opportunity to stock their holiday tables with quality products from the Croatian countryside during these festive days in our city (Alkar celebrations and the Feast of the Assumption) and make their personal contribution to the Sinj economy and improving tourism," concluded the Sinj Tourist Board. 

Applications to exhibit at the Fair can be submitted via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., contact phone number 021/826-352, or by coming in person to the Sinj Tourist Board office at Put Petrovca 12, 21230 Sinj.

The application must contain the name and surname of the exhibitor, the name of the association, trade, OPG, etc., the registration number of the delivery vehicle, the contact number, and the number of days for which the exhibitor is applying. Participation in the Fair is free, and the Sinj Tourist Board provides stands for each registered exhibitor.

Due to the limited number of exhibitors, applications will be received until August 4 at 12 pm or until capacity is filled.

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Friday, 22 July 2022

Sinj Tourist Board Info Center Opens ahead of Alka and Assumption Festivities

July 22, 2022 - The Sinj Tourist Board Info Center is now open every day ahead of the Sinjska Alka and Assumption festivities! 

An increasing number of foreign and domestic tourists arrive in Sinj every day. As every year, their number will culminate during the Alka and Assumption celebrations, when hundreds of thousands of guests are expected. Therefore, it is imperative to provide them with a feeling of welcome and timely information.


To better inform tourists, the Sinj Tourist Board opened a Tourist Information Center (TIC) on July 20, on Šetalište Street, bl. Alojzija Stepinca 2. They are working from an extremely visible and attractive space (the former office of Alka Marketing) located near the Church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, next to a park with busts of Sinj's most famous people and the Tripalo Palace. Informants from the Sinj Tourist Board will distribute promotional materials and inform tourists about the offers in the city and the surrounding towns.


The jobs performed by the info center staff, in addition to providing information in direct contact with visitors, also include collecting and updating feedback from tourists who have stayed in the city, all to improve the current tourist offer and infrastructure in the town and its surrounding areas. 

The tourist information center will be open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and in the high season (August), every day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. 

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Thursday, 14 July 2022

International Folklore Meetings Begin in Split-Dalmatia County!

July 14, 2022 - International Folklore Meetings is the name of a joint manifestation that has been organized for years in the cities and municipalities of Split-Dalmatia County by local folklore societies and cultural and artistic organizations.

The event is supported by their local self-government units, tourist boards, Split-Dalmatia County, and numerous sponsors and donors, and more recently by connecting with international folklore festivals in the Republic of Croatia under patronage of the International Association of Folklore Festivals and CIOFF groups.

The first initiative was given by KUD "Ante Zaninović" from Kaštel Kambelovac to organize a modest folklore evening called ˝Za jubav tance igraše˝ two decades ago. Soon after, KUD ˝Pleter˝ from Dugopolje joined the event by organizing a folklore evening aptly named ˝Ljepota u kamenu kamenitom“. A year later, KUD ˝Branimir 888˝ from Muć connected their traditional folklore event "The old chest is open" to the meetings. Finally, seven summers ago, KUD ˝Dalmatia˝ from Dugi Rat joined the international folklore meetings with its folklore ceremony called "Kolo, kolo, kolajna od zlata."


So far, folklore groups from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Lithuania, Serbia, France, Italy, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Canada, Hungary, and Ukraine have participated. During the past years, almost 2,000 performers from around 100 different folklore groups from 18 countries performed on the summer stages in Kaštela, Muć, Dugopolje, and Dugi Rat. This year, in the international part of the program, guests from Colombia, the United States of America, Slovakia, North Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina will show their skills in singing and performing traditional dances.


After a two-year hiatus, this now transcontinental folklore program will undoubtedly enrich the programs of cultural summers on the coast of our county and in Inland Dalmatia. The meeting is held in two coastal and two coastal towns in the county in four days.


Friday, July 15, Dugi Rat: 6th international meetings „Kolo, kolo, kolajna od zlata“
Saturday, July 16, Muć: 19th International Folklore Festival ˝Stara je skrinjja is open˝
Sunday, July 17, Kaštel Kambelovac: 20th international meeting ˝Za jubav tance igraše˝
Monday, July 18, Dugopolje: 17th International Folklore Meeting ˝Ljepota u kamenu kamenitom˝

Foreign folklore groups:

Compania Nacional de Danzas Tradicionales "Pachamama", Bogota, Colombia
Idaho Xpress, Burley, Idaho, USA
Folklore Ensemble "Rovina", Dlhe Klčovo, Slovakia
KUD "Ilinden", Bitola, North Macedonia
KUD "Tribanj Bila," Livno, Bosnia, and Herzegovina

In addition to the joint performances of folklore groups from Colombia, the USA, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and North Macedonia, every evening has its specialty, where local folklore societies will also perform. After two full years without the folklore "caravan" due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the announcement of the International Folklore Meetings, all KUD hosts want to organize such meetings as a unique international folklore event in Split-Dalmatia County.

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Thursday, 14 July 2022

Alkar Training Underway Ahead of 307th Sinjska Alka!

July 14, 2022 - Alkar training is officially underway at the Alka racecourse, every Monday to Friday from 18:00 to 20:00!

After extensive training at the Sinj hippodrome and the Sinjsko polje plains, the Alkars continue preparations at the Alka racecourse from today, July 14.



Every day from Monday to Friday, from 18:00 to 20:00, you can be a part of the unique preparations and see how the Alkars sharpen their eagle eye and adjust their right hand. This also helps the horses at the Alka stable get used to the lively environment and the sand of the Alka track.


Branko Covic

As August and the Alka festivities approach, the whole of Sinj beats to the rhythm of the marching bands of the City Music and the galloping of horses. The streets of the city that lives for Alka, the flagship of UNESCO and Croatian and world intangible heritage, are buzzing.

It all starts on Friday, August 5 at 17:30 with the competition for the 307th Bara. The 307th Čoja will follow on Saturday, August 6, also at 17:30, and on Sunday, August 7, at 16:30, Alkars will fight to win and mark their name in the Alka's long and rich history.


Entrance to the training, as well as to Bara and Čoja, is free. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of these unique events in the world and participate live in the Sinjska Alka preparations! 

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Saturday, 9 July 2022

Nebesa metalFest Returns to Sinj Hippodrome Tonight!

July 9, 2022 - Always inextricably linked with different types and genres of musical expressions, Sinj has proudly boasted a truly unique alternative music festival since last year - Nebesa metalFest.

Young Sinj artists Bruno Delonga and Bruno Marković are responsible for the idea and organizational support. Conceived as a festival of an alternative approach to rock, country, punk, metal, and other musical genres, this event at the great location of the Sinj Hippodrome enriches the tourist offer, brings together local and visiting musicians and provides them with a valuable opportunity to perform in public.

The following will perform at the second Nebesa metalFest:

- Sinj folk/black metal band Kosir
- Sinj folk/black metal band Radagast is inspired by Slavic mythology. Josip Cvitković – vocals and bass guitar, Marko Vladović – guitar, Duje Maleš – drums; Bruno Delonga – keyboards.
- Old Night, a doom metal quintet from Rijeka, was founded in 2015. The lineup consists of Matej Hanžek on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Ivan Hanžek and Bojan Frlan on lead guitar and backing vocals, Luka Petrović on bass guitar and backing vocals, and drummer Nikola Jovanović.
- Porko Dio from Sibenik was formed in 2013 - it nurtures death metal, hardcore, and all related intermediate genres. Robert Strunje on vocals, Bruno Dugopoljac on guitar, Filip Dugopoljac on bass guitar and Vice Bujas on drums.
- stoner/doom Achachak consists of Ante Kodžoman better known as Kodžo Nebeska Grizina on vocals, Patrik Zelenika and Luka Gobin on guitars, Lovre Gobin on bass guitar and Mile Mijač AKA Nikola Marinović on drums.
- Zagreb's A Gram Trip stoner/doom band has the honor of opening Nebesa metalFest! 

See you at the Hippodrome on July 9 from 8:30 pm!

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Tuesday, 21 June 2022

First Marian Shrines Spiritual Heritage Congress Held in Sinj

June 21, 2022 - The Marian Shrines Spiritual Heritage Congress was held from Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19, at the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj and in the historic Alkarski Dvori building.

In addition to the congress part and presentations, a tour of the city of Sinj was organized for all participants with tourist guide Ivan Vuleta, a concert by the Brodosplit City Choir, and a trip to Vrlika with a history lesson by Miroslav Katić near the Church of the Holy Salvation. 

The organizer of this congress for tourism and preserving sacred heritage was the Sinj Tourist Board, with the support and cooperation of the Shrine of Our Lady of Sinj and the Christian Business Club from Zagreb.

Representatives of Croatian Marian shrines attended the congress, but also representatives of Marian shrines of the Croatian people from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. After the introductory prayer of the host, Fr. Ante Čova, guardian and manager of the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, there were welcoming speeches by Miro Bulj, Mayor of Sinj, Stipe Čogelja, Deputy Mayor of Split-Dalmatia County and Gordana Nakić, Minister of Science, Education, Culture and Sports of Hercegbosna County.

Speakers at the first congress: the host, Fr. Ante Čovo, guardian and manager of the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, Rev. Domagoj Matošević, Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Bistrica, Fr. Krunoslav Kocijan, Guardian of the Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat, Monsignor Antun Sente Jr., Rector of the National Shrine of St. Josip in Karlovac, Rev. Ivan Ereiz, manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Voćin - Voćin, Rev. Ivo Čorić, manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy from the Bay of Kotor (Montenegro), don Jerko Vuleta, - manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Zečevo - Nin and Mario Matijević, who represented the Shrine of Our Lady of Otok from Solin. Fr. Gabrijel Jurišić from Croatia, editor of the Kačić Proceedings, spoke about the connection between Marian shrines and the work of the Croatian Mariological Institute. All concluded that they are not afraid for the future of Marian shrines because Our Lady's beauty and love are never forgotten, and her help and protection remain woven into the hearts of pilgrims. Thus, both during the Covid pandemic and the earthquake, many people, gladly and with great faith, came to these shrines and sought the intercession of the Heavenly Mother.

Zdravko Tuba, guardian and pastor of the Parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Molve and national spiritual assistant, stressed that the development of religious tourism within the sanctuary requires the necessary supporting infrastructure.

In addition to representatives and managers of Marian shrines, the congress was attended by representatives of tourist boards. Joško Stella, Director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, Matea Dorčić, Head of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourism and Maritime Office, Rujana Bušić Srpak, Director of the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board, Jelena Stupalo, director of TZG Solin, Marija Dejanović, director of TZG Nin and Morena Smoljan Makragić, director of TZG Vodnjan, who addressed the participants through presentations and roundtables. The following representatives of fraternities and pilgrims shared their experiences in organizing pilgrimages: Fr. Domagoj Runje, who organizes a monthly a walk along the Path to Our Lady of Sinj together with Fr. Božo Vulet, Krešimir and Jelena Čeko from the Marjan Vow for the Homeland and Marija Pražen from Putevi Sv. Jakova- Camino Croatia.

Miroslav Katić, director of the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Ante Jurčević, director of the Split Archaeological Museum, and Lino Ursić, from the Office for Tourism and Maritime Affairs of the Split-Dalmatia County, spoke about the sacral heritage. There was also Rev. Fr. Tomislav Korov, from the Đakovo-Osijek Archdiocese, who received his doctorate on the topic "Model of strategic management of religious tourism destinations," and Rev. Anđelko Katanec, Commissioner for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Tourists of the Zagreb Archdiocese.

Stipe Božić, the famous alpinist, representative, and longtime member of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, especially emphasized the value of themed trails, such as how the Our Lady of Sinj trail connects different destinations.

The Congress was moderated by: Fr. Domagoj Runje, Rev. Anđelko Katanec, Ph.D. Branimir Romac, Monika Vrgoč and Krešimir Prevendar.
The Marian Shrine Spiritual Heritage Congress - Sinj 2022 was held under the auspices of Split-Dalmatia County, the Croatian Tourist Board, City of Sinj, Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, Alkar Knights Society, Vrlika Tourist Board, Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments in Split, Municipalities of Dicmo, Municipalities of Hrvace, Municipalities of Otok, City of Vrlika and Hotel Alkar.

You can find the photo album HERE.

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Monday, 20 June 2022

307th Sinjska Alka Preparations Begin!

June 20, 2022 - The 307th Sinjska Alka will be held on August 7, 2022 - and preparations on the grandstand have already begun! 

Sinjska Ulica Alkarsko trkalište has been closed to all traffic since Monday as they assemble stands for the 307th Sinjska Alka, which will be held on August 7 under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Zoran Milanović, reports Slobodna Dalmacija.

The installation of the 5,200-seat grandstand and the dirt track on which Alkars will gallop atop Alkar horses should be completed by July 15 at the latest. On that day, the arrival of Alkars at the racetrack is planned to practice hitting their Alkar targets as the last phase of preparations for this year's celebration.

As every year, due to the closure of Alka Racecourse, motor vehicle traffic is diverted to other city streets.

Mario Šušnjara will make his debut in the role of the Alkar duke at this year's Sinjska Alka. Vojvoda Šušnjara invited 36 candidates, including several trainees, to prepare for this year's event. On July 1, they will complete the first part of the preparations through which they practice riding and adapting to the horses.

The Duke will then make the first selection, so about 30 candidates will remain in the further course of preparations. The last selection will be at the beginning of the Alkar week, when Šušnjara, with the help of Ivica Filipović Grčić, will determine 17 Alkar men who will compete to win the 307th Sinjska Alka, the Duke's adjutant, flag bearers and five flag attendants. The Alkar boys, led for the 17th year in a row by Ivo Vukasović Parin, will begin preparations at the beginning of Alkar Week.

Preparations for the Alka, Bara, and Čoja will be supervised by the Honorary Court, which includes Boško Vladović, President and members Dr. Tomislav Župić and Mladen Pletikosić Micko. Their task is to insist on observing the Alka regulations and customs that have been passed down for centuries and which make the Sinjska Alka. 

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Monday, 13 June 2022

First Marian Shrines Spiritual Heritage Congress to be Held in Sinj

June 13, 2022 - The first Marian Shrines Spiritual Heritage Congress will be held from June 17 to 19. 

The Blessed Virgin Mary has always been a great support and heavenly advocate for the Croatian people. Croats have always worshiped and prayed for her help in difficult times and troubles, and with great confidence honored her out of gratitude as a queen and the most faithful lawyer.

In Sinj, one of the largest Croatian Marian shrines, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, is celebrated with special solemnity every year. An endless number of pilgrims, of all generations and from all parts of the country and beyond, come to Sinj with only one goal - to kneel and fold their arms before the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, to bow to silent prayer, to pray and give thanks to the heavenly Mother, to light a candle before Our Lady and open your heart to Her grace. The miraculous Our Lady of Sinj is the heavenly patroness of the city of Sinj, so City Day is celebrated on August 15.


Therefore, Sinj is an ideal place to hold a congress called the Marian Shrines Days of Spiritual Heritage. The Congress will be held from 17 to 19 June 2022, organized by the Sinj Tourist Board and with the wholehearted support and cooperation of the Shrine of Our Lady of Sinj and the Christian Business Club from Zagreb. Also, this congress can be held thanks to loyal sponsors: Split-Dalmatia County, City of Sinj, Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, Alkar Knights Society, Vrlika Tourist Board, City of Vrlika, Hrvace Municipality, Dicmo Municipality, Otok Municipality, Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments in Split, Hotel Alkar, Cetina.


Ivana Tepes


Zeljko Zrncic

The goal of this meeting is to popularize and thus preserve the existing sacral heritage of Croatian Marian shrines in the long run. Marian shrines are beacons of hope for all believers, so the idea is to contribute to their preservation by developing sacral tourism, and thus local communities while attaching importance to spirituality and religion in order to preserve the primary function of the shrines themselves.


Zeljko Zrncic

The Marian Shrines Spiritual Heritage Congress will include shrines from Marija Bistrica, Trsat, Nin, Voćin, Solin, and Sinj (and/or others) from Croatia, as well as Marian shrines of the Croatian people in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Thus, the shrine on the Shield in Prozor (Rama), which is connected with Sinj with the Miraculous Image of the Mother of Mercy, and the southernmost Marian shrine of the Croatian people, the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy in the Bay of Kotor, will attend this gathering.


Ivan Alebic

Below is a detailed program of the congress that will take place over three days, and all those interested in participating in the first congress, please apply via the following link:

Friday, June 17, 2022:
8:30 - 9:00 Sv. Mass - Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj
9:00 Registration of participants - Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj
9:30 Opening, opening remarks and prayer
10:00 Br. Ante Čovo - manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Sinj, Sinj
10:15 Rev. Domagoj Matošević - manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica
10:30 Br. Krunoslav Kocijan - manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat, Trsat
10:45 Refreshments
11:15 Rev. Ivan Ereiz ​​- manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Voćin, Voćin
11:30 Rev. Ivo Ćorić - Manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, Boka Kotorska (Montenegro)
11:45 Don Jerko Vuleta - manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Zečevo, Nin
12:00 Don Ante Čotić - manager of the shrine of Our Lady of the Island, Solin
12:15 Round Table - Spiritual Heritage of Marian Shrines (panelists: Rev. Domagoj Matošević, Br. Ante Čovo, Rev. Ivo Ćorić, Br. Krunoslav Kocijan, Joško Stella, Marija Dejanović)
15:00 Break
16:30 Gathering and trip
17:00 - 18:30 Walking the Path to Our Lady of Sinj: section Sinjsko polje - Sinj
18:30 - 20:30 Tour of Sinj: Grad Fortress, Franciscan Museum, and storytelling destinations in the interpretation of a guide through the character of Fr. Pavle Vučković
21:30 - 22:30 Concert of GZ Brodosplit (Church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj)
End of day 1

Saturday, June 18, 2022:
6:00 - 8:30 Walk along the Path to Our Lady of Sinj: section Dicmo - Sinj (alternative program)
8:30 - 9:00 Sv. Mass - the sanctuary of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj
9:00 Registration of participants on the second day - Alkarski dvori
9:30 Opening, opening remarks and second-day prayer
9:45 Miroslav Katic - Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments in Split - Pilgrimages and shrines in Dalmatia from the Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages
10:00 Lino Ursić - Office for Tourism and Maritime Affairs of the Split-Dalmatia County - Sacral heritage of the island of Brač
10:15 Krešimir Čeko - Marian vow for the Homeland
10:30 Fra Domagoj Runje - Pilgrims on the Path of Our Lady of Sinj
10:45 Refreshments
11:15 Marija Pražen - Putevi sv. Jakova - Camino Croatia
11:30 Rujana Bušić Srpak - Interwoven with faith - Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board
11:45 Ante Jurčević - Archaeological Museum in Split - Protection, and presentation of the tomb of St. Domnius at the Monasteries in Salona
12:00 Rev. Antun Sente - manager of the National Shrine of St. Josipa, Karlovac
12:15 Round Table - Guidelines for the Development of Religious Tourism in Croatia (panelists: Rev. Tomislav Korov, Matea Dorčić, Rev. Anđelko Katanec, Jelena Stupalo, Stipe Božić, Krešimir Čeko)
14:30 Break
16:00 Gathering and trip
17:00 - 19:00 Excursion Vrlika - the source of the Cetina, the church of Sv. Spas, pločasti bridge, history lesson Mr. Miroslav Katic, director of the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments
21:30 - 22:30 Play Battle of Sinj, Act 2 - Sinj, Alkarski dvori
End of day 2

Sunday, June 19, 2022:
9:00 - 10:00 Sv. Mass - Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj
10:00 End of the First Congress of the Spiritual Heritage of Marian Shrines - Sinj 2022.

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