Monday, 14 October 2019

Workshop on Traditional Handmade Pottery from Potravlje October 18 in Sinj

October 14, 2019 - The picturesque village of Potravlje is situated at the foot of Svilaja, adjoining the edge of Lake Peruca. It is the cradle of Cetina pottery using a hand wheel, a craft whose beginnings date back to prehistoric antiquity of the 4th century BC. About fifty families kept this centuries-old tradition of making pottery in the Cetina region villages until WWII, and in the Potravlje region, about twenty of them. As far back as 1774, the famous Italian travel writer Alberto Fortis stated that these pots were more durable than those of his homeland.

This was a time when various earthenware, copper pots for cooking milk, or for preparing a turkey and corn polenta, cups for butter and sour milk, or for storing wine and grain, and even pans for grilling were used in households. Barbecue pans, baking trays, bell-shaped lids to cover pastry or other open-hearth dishes, serving plates, bowls, and drinking jars were all needed. Each container was named after its intended use. Today, along with some traditional pots, new forms are also being made, such as amphorae (for tourists), flower pots, and various miniature types of traditional utensils that are offered as souvenirs.

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Thus, traditional pottery in Potravlje has been named intangible cultural property.

After a series of successful and highly visited workshops, the Tourist Board of Sinj, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, is organizing an educational workshop "Traditional Handmade Pottery from Potravlje" this year.

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This year's workshop will be held on Friday, October 18, at 6:00 pm on the 3rd floor of the Sikirica Gallery. The workshop will be led by Ivan Knezovic, one of the last masters of this traditional craft. The workshop participants, if they wish, will also be able to try making clay pots with the expert assistance of Ivan Knezović.

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Nikola Belancic

Commemorative souvenirs have been prepared for all attendees, which will be distributed upon completion of the workshop.

All interested parties can send their applications by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on 021 / 826-352 by Thursday, October 17th at noon.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge and the number of participants is limited.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Mushroom Festival in Sinj this Weekend!

October 10, 2019 - Nature lovers from the Mushroom Association "Sunčanica" Sinj invite all members and friends to the Mushroom Festival, which will be held in Sinj on October 11 and 12, 2019.

The first day of the program begins at 6 pm at the Sikirica Gallery, where Matija Josipovic, author of seven books in the field of mushrooming and founder of the Russula Mushroom Research Center, will promote his new book Gljive.

The second day of the Mushroom Festival will continue on the family farm of Agrotourism Podastrana. All participants will go on the hunt for mushrooms together. The youngest visitors will enjoy a children's corner by the Biom Association.

Don't miss out on the fascinating world of mushrooms! The event is organized by the Mushroom Association "Sunčanica" Sinj, the Tourist Board of Sinj, Agritourism Podastrana, and the Biom Association.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Ticket Sales Begin for HRT's 'Our Beautiful' in Trilj

October 5, 2019 - On Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 10:00 am, ticket sales begin for HRT's 'Our Beautiful' show in Trilj.

Tickets will be on sale at the Tourist Board office in the center of Trilj.

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Sales Schedule:

5.10.2019 (Saturday) - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

07.10.2019 (Monday) - 08:00 - 15:00

Ticket prices are 50 kuna, and all ticket proceeds go to charity.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Weekend Program Announced for Vrlika Day Celebrations

October 5, 2019 - Rožarica, or Our Lady of the Rosary, is a holiday that is especially marked in the area of Vrlika - and because of its rich program, it is not exclusively religious. It is a time when the people of Vrlika gather, who are traditionally very attached and proud of their region. And this time of year, they rush home to commemorate this holiday with fellow locals and their guests.

Seemingly only a small town in Inland Dalmatia, Vrlika is unusually rich in traditional amenities and a cultural heritage that is carefully guarded - whether it be indigenous desserts from Vrlika’s cuisine, such as the famous uštipak, or genuinely unique intangible goods, such as the emblematic comic opera “Ero s onoga svijeta”, which over time has become a true ambassador for Vrlika in the world.

There is no better time to experience this picturesque town and its surroundings. You can check out the program of events below. 

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Thursday, 3 October 2019

HRT Program 'Our Beautiful' Filming in Trilj

October 3, 2019 - The filming for the Croatian Radio and Television program ‘Our Beautiful’ (Lijepom našom HRT), by editor and presenter Branko Uvedic, has begun in Trilj.

The recording of the music portion of the show will be held on Wednesday, October 9, in the school sports hall, and the show will be broadcast on HRT in two parts.

‘Our Beautiful' is a long-running HRT show that preserves and promotes the traditional and cultural values of Croatia, its cities and customs.

The show, which will be filmed in Trilj, will feature numerous cultural-artistic societies and famous singers. All profits from ticket sales will be put towards humanitarian purposes.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Folklore Evening in Trilj this Weekend!

September 25, 2019 - The Folklore Evening in Trilj will be held this Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the City Park from 8 pm. 

The Trilj Tourist Board invites all to join them in celebrating St. Michael's Day with a Folklore Evening. You can find the participating KUD's in the invitation above. 

Thursday, 19 September 2019

First Ever Dugopolje Beer Fest this Saturday!

September 19, 2019 - The first-ever Dugopolje Beer Fest will take place this Saturday!

The month of September is special for residents of the Dugopolje municipality. It is the month in which they celebrate their patron saint, St. Michael, and the day of their municipality. 

This year, September is exceptionally vibrant thanks to various events, and one that is certainly attracting attention is the Dugopolje Beer Fest, which will be held on September 21 at 5 pm at the Homeland Thanksgiving Square, organized by the Association DAR.

"The very idea of organizing an event like this came about very spontaneously. Namely, the beer festival originally called Beer Fest is increasingly present in cities all over Croatia. This is supported by the fact that until ten years ago, there were three styles of beer and a dozen breweries, and today there are over seventy breweries in Croatia, and the styles are no longer counted. Also, Beer Fest is an event that entails good music, even better food, and as a product of that - a guaranteed top-notch party," said Ivan Čulin, a DAR volunteer.

The breweries presenting at the first Beer Fest in Dugopolje are Dragon Brewery, Crafter's Brewery, Medvedgrad Brewery, Barilo Brewery, Tap B Brewery, Sibenik Brewery, LAB Split Brewery, and Familia Craft Brewery. To further guarantee the ultimate entertainment, guests will be entertained by the bands Iluzija and Go Lilly, and stand-up comedian Josip Skiljo will be the presenter of the evening.

As for the food, visitors will have the opportunity to try homemade sausages, hot dogs, chili with meat, various salty pastries, and soparnik. Other associations from Dugopolje will assist in the preparation and serving of food, and in addition to the entertainment and fun, the Dugopolje Beer Fest will also care for the environment. 

Namely, as part of the EU project "Thinking Eco-logically", DAR has provided glasses and cutlery made from biodegradable materials, thus marking ecology and recycling throughout the evening. The event is sponsored by the Dugopolje Municipality and the Dugopolje Tourist Board.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Pons Tiluri Event in Trilj: A Bridge Between Worlds

September 17, 2019 - The Museum of the Trilj Region, in cooperation with the Sports Association Gaz, and with the support of the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County and the City of Trilj, for the first time organizes the Pons Tiluri event - a bridge between the worlds.

The purpose of the event is to present to visitors, in a fun and educational way, three critical events from ancient history that preceded the development of Pons Tiluri - today's Trilj.

Storytelling methods for expert tours of museums and sites and "reviving history" are becoming increasingly popular in the world of cultural heritage interpretation, based on the principle of authentic depictions of historical periods and events.

The Pons Tiluri manifestation - a bridge between the worlds, consists of three acts, or staged historical events in three different locations:

1st Location - the courtyard of the Museum of the Trilj region

- Staging the Great Pannonian-Dalmatian Uprising, also known as the  Bellum Batonianum, which took place between AD 6–9, leading to the final breakdown of the resistance in Illyria and the administrative division into the provinces of Pannonia and Dalmatia.

2nd Location - Roman Legionary Camp Tilurium (Centuria - Probe A) in Gardun village

- Staging an evening for Roman soldiers (Latin corpora curae), from preparing food to games, hygiene, body care and the like

- changing of the guard

3rd Location - Suspension Bridge in Trilj

- Staging the dedication of the Roman bridge to the supreme god Jupiter and the deity of the river Cetina (ant. Hypuss). The wooden bridge was probably built at the beginning of the 3rd century and was located between the modern road bridge and the 'hanging' bridge in Trilj.

The event will take place on September 20, starting at 5 pm at the Museum of the Trilj Region, Don Ante Bućana 3, Trilj.

Visitors are asked to come by car as public transportation to Tilurij  (3 km away from the Museum) will not be provided.

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Friday, 13 September 2019

Dugopolje Announces Program for Municipality Day Celebration, Feast of St. Michael and St. Jerome

September 13, 2019 - The Municipality of Dugopolje has announced a program to celebrate the Municipality Day, which generally lasts for the whole of September, with an emphasis on the end of the month, i.e., September 29 and 30, when the feast of the patron saints, St. Michael and Jerome, is celebrated.

After a memorial football tournament was held last week, the sports program continues with a children's football cup organized by NK Dugopolje, a football tournament for veterans and a handball and basketball tournament for children and youth.

The cultural program has already hosted the 5th edition of the Literary Evenings ''Voice to the Word'' and an exhibition of academic painters of the Studio-21 Gallery, organized by the National Library in Dugopolje, but we can still look forward to the fourth Klapa meeting on September 28th. 

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Regarding the religious program, on Saturday, September 14, the traditional Holy Mass will be held at the Chapel of Croatian Martyrs, in the Šatorak area on Mount Mosor, and on September 29 and 30, beginning at 10 am, the feasts of St. Michael and Jerome will be celebrated. 

The folk festivities for the Municipal Day on Sunday 29 September will be marked with a concert by singer Jole and a vibrant gastronomic program organized by associations from the Dugopolje area.

As for the new developments in comparison to previous years, on September 18, on the slopes of Mount Mosor, the second stage of the international mountain trail running race “Dalmatia Stage Run” will be held, and Saturday, September 21 is reserved for the EU project 'Thinking Ecologically' while marking a car-free day in Europe. The evening program continues with the Dugopolje Beer Fest, presenting small Croatian craft breweries with an accompanying gastronomy and music program.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Distinguished Journalist Kevin Rushby Visited Sinj and Cetina Region

Septemeber 4, 2019 - Kevin Rushby, who writes for the prestigious Guardian, with a total reach of 25 million readers, was in the city of Sinj and the Cetina region on Tuesday. 

As part of the ongoing promotion of the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, in cooperation with the local tourist boards of the cities and municipalities of Split, Klis, Imotski, Trilj and Sinj, the renowned Guardian journalist Kevin Rushby, author of the award-winning books on travel collaborating with a range of Tier-1 Media, arrived in Sinj. 

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The Sinj Tourist Board tried to offer as diverse an itinerary as possible to showcase the richness of both Dalmatian cuisine and historical and cultural heritage, which is extremely important to British readers when choosing a destination. In addition to presenting the area’s wine and gastronomy offer and cultural heritage, the Guardian also plans to bring this part of Croatia closer to readers, with an emphasis on active rest and exploration of natural beauty.

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Kevin Rushby arrived in Sinj, accompanied by tour guide Dino Ivancic, and Monika Vrgoc, director of the Sinj Tourist Board, who introduced him to the city's geographical, historical and cultural landmarks, the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, Kamičak Fortress, Gaj Laberija, the Alka racetrack and the significance of the town of Sinj, both locally and nationally. They then went on a tour of the Sinjska Alka Museum where they were greeted by the director Boris Filipović Grčić, as well as the Alkar Pavao Prolić and Alkar boy Marko Mrđen. The museum exhibit was presented to him by museum curator Tomislav Barhanović. The museum exhibit, as well as the entire presentation of the Alka, delighted the respected British journalist, who showed great interest in the rich history of the Sinj area.

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As the whole program requires gastronomy, Sinj's arambaša, Dalmatian prosciutto, young cheese and uštipak, as well as the native Sinj hrvaština wine, were presented. In the afternoon, he visited Mr. Ivan Knezovic, one of the last craftsmen of the traditional pottery of Potravlje, who introduced him to traditional cookware that can still be found in practical use. Rushby also visited Mr. Jozo Beslic, who, together with his wife, presented the production of tools and household items with an emphasis on wooden "copper".

On this occasion, the Sinj Tourist Board thanks all those who contributed to this fruitful collaboration.

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