Thursday, 13 February 2020

Vrgorac Quality Label to be One of Most Significant Projects in Croatian Agriculture

February 13, 2020 - The products of Vrgorac will soon receive the unique designation label, “Vrgorac Quality”, the City of Vrgorac announced on Wednesday. 

Dalmacija Danas reports that this will thus differentiate Vrgorac products from its competitors, raise and maintain product quality, and stimulate sales in the local, regional and national markets.

“This will be one of the most significant projects for our agriculture. In today's competitive market, communication is becoming an increasingly important factor for a successful business. When it comes to agri-food products and services in rural tourism, the emphasis is on networking supply, creating common labels, and joint promotional activities. For a year, we worked on a project to help our farmers.

Agricultural production is highly developed in the town of Vrgorac, with the most important products being strawberries, prosciutto, wine, peaches, nectarines, grapes, table grapes, vegetables and honey. We are among the leading areas in Croatia for grapevines, prosciutto, strawberries, and table grapes. One way to increase the mutual knowledge and value of these products is to create a recognizable brand.

The purpose of the label is to differentiate these products from competitors, to raise and retain the quality of these products, and to encourage the sale of these products in the local, regional and national markets.

Our quality mark will be protected by the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia as a figurative trademark owned by the City of Vrgorac, which in accordance with the prescribed procedure (Rulebook and contract on the right to use the quality mark) will give interested manufacturers the right to use the label. The quality label will be able to be used on product packaging and labels, and promotional materials. Every OPG that meets the criteria gets the label, and the OPG number will be visible at the end of the label.

The quality label, in the first phase, will be awarded to the following categories of agri-food products:

• Strawberries and other strawberry products;

• fresh fruits and vegetables and other products resulting from the processing of fruits and vegetables;

• honey and other bee products;

• wine and other grape and wine products in accordance with the Law and the Ordinance on wine

We will soon present this project in detail with a public presentation, which is in cooperation with our agricultural associations, agricultural advisers and the Tourist Board, i.e., members of the Commission."

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Friday, 7 February 2020

Carnival Days 2020 and 6th Cetina Region Carnival Kick Off in Sinj!

February 7, 2020 - After Sinj mayor Kristina Križanac handed over the city keys, the Sinj Carnival Association, in the presence of a dozen of its members, announced its brief but memorable rule in the Alka city. The Cetina Region Carnival can officially begin!

Through February 25, the citizens of Sinj and their guests can expect a lot of fun and laughter as part of the vibrant Carnival program.

Thus, on February 8, the traditional Tripiciada, a competition in the preparation of tripe, will be held. As always, when it comes to food, there is no compromise - this competition is ruthless, and the winner’s secrets are not revealed at any cost.

Saturday morning, February 15, is reserved for the children’s masquerade. The colorful and cheerful procession of little superheroes, princesses and princes, fairy tale characters and cartoons is always accompanied by playful laughter. 

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Milan Sabic

Later in the day, at 2 pm, a different kind of carnival procession begins. From the Sinj Hippodrome, the Carnival procession of the Cetina region begins. This year, they will gather for the sixth time, driven by the success and attendance of past events. The Carnival tradition of this region has been preserved for centuries by carefully and strictly established rules. 

After the Feast of the Holy Three Kings, the best bearers and guardians of the Carnival customs in the region visit the villages and hamlets. How precious they are is also evidenced by the fact that they are on the list of protected intangible cultural assets of the Republic of Croatia.

The Carnival groups are from the villages of Gljev, Han, Obrovac Sinjski, Bajagic, the municipality of Otok (Jelašce, Priblace, Živinice, Gala, Ruda, Udovičići, and occasionally groups from Glavičica-Priblace, Ovrlja and Korita), while in Trilj, there are groups from Grab, Jabuka, Košuta, Vedrine, Vrpolje, Čačvina and Velić.

The most attractive and impressive part of the procession is the ‘didi’ (old men), who carry the fleece of sheep on their heads, standing tall at a height of up to 1.5 meters, with bells around their waist. They are dressed in old clothes with colorful fringes sewn on. The 'didi' symbolizes the ritual battle of good spirits in winter, and chase them away by making noise and jumping.

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Zeljko Zrncic

This year's Carnival will also feature Grobnički Donodolaši, an old carnival group from Grobinscina (near Rijeka). 

In addition to the traditional Carnival groups who preserve the precious traditions of the Croatian people with ritual, numerous groups participate in the spectacle, and with their comical stage performances, completes the whole procession.

Sime Strikoman will also commemorate this year's show with his famous millennium photo.

On February 21, a memorial evening will be held to commemorate the early departure of dear and beloved fellow citizen Vlatko Rogulj.

On February 22 and 23, the Sinj Carnival will be presented at the Rijeka Carnival and will crown their reign in Sinj on February 25, on the carnival Tuesday, with a traditional parade procession and masquerade at the Alkar Hotel.

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Friday, 7 February 2020

Marjan Trail, Dugopolje Edition: 1st Round of Dalmatian Trail League Begins

February 7, 2020 - The Dalmatian trail league, a year-round mountain running competition consisting of a total of 11 races, will have its premiere this year in Dugopolje.

The Marjan Trail - Dugopolje edition is a mountain race in the northern and western parts of Mosor, which will be held on Saturday, February 8, in two categories: Let's Move (approx. 9.5 km) and Stronger Maniacs (approx. 24 km). There will also be a race for the dog lovers - Canicross (approx. 9 km). The race organizer is the Strka Trail and Trekking Club, and the sponsor of the race is the Dugopolje Tourist Board. The Secret Mosor Trail will introduce all its competitors to some exciting and unknown locations just twenty minutes by car from Split.

Let's Move about 9.5 km long

Starting point next to the Church of Our Lady at the bottom of the field in Dugopolje, from where the old Roman road runs along the west side of Mosor to the Kraljeva peć cave. After passing through the cave, through the settlements Balići-Džakići and Smodlaka, it descends into the field and along the small road through the hamlets Križani and Kutska strana, and continues to the finish in Kotlenice on the plateau above the Vranjača cave. The course is not physically demanding and is adapted for both recreationists and beginners. Parking will be provided next to the Vranjača Cave (where the finish is). Also, all participants will have organized transportation to the start as well as transportation from start to finish.

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Stronger Maniacs, 23.3 km long

The race begins in the Majdan area (Solin). Through the Klis field, it rises to the old road above Mravinci and Kucin. The trail continues along the hiking trail above Žrnovnica, from where it rises to Debelo brdo, the westernmost tip of the Mosor. From Debelo Brdo, a marked hiking trail descends to the north side of Mosor towards Kraljeva pec and Balići-Dzakici. It then continues across the hamlet of Smodlaka and descends into the field and along the small road through the hamlets of Krizani and Kutska strana. The trail then proceeds to the finish in Kotlenice on the plateau above the Vranjača cave. The trail is for more advanced runners and requires better physical fitness. Parking will be provided next to the Vranjača cave (where the finish is). Also, all participants will have organized transportation to the start as well as transportation from start to finish.

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Canicross (race with dogs), about 9 km

The track is identical to "Let's Move" except that competitors with dogs will not enter Kraljeva peć cave.

Schedule:

Start of the Let's move race (9.5 km): 10:45, next to the church of Our Lady at the bottom of the field (Dugopolje)

Start of the Stronger maniac race (24 km): 9:30, Majdan (Solin)

Start Canicross dog race: 10:15, next to the church of Our Lady of the Field (Dugopolje)

First place in all categories: 1:30 pm, on the plateau above Vranjača (Kotlenice)

The Vranjača Cave will be open to all visitors from 11 am to 3 pm.

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Detailed information for all guests and competitors can be found on the Strka Trail and Trek Club Facebook page.

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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

New Tourist Map Printed for Sinj and Municipalities of Dicmo, Hrvace and Otok

January 28, 2020 - The Sinj Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Mak consulting company, produced a detailed tourist map of the Sinj area and the municipalities of Dicmo, Hrvace and Otok. The map is printed in Croatian, German and English.

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The map shows the valuable cultural and historical heritage of the town of Sinj, themed and pilgrimage trails, the restaurant offers, as well as the overall infrastructure necessary for a comfortable stay and easy access to all the interesting and necessary amenities.

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With this map, the Sinj Tourist Board wants to bring the tourist facilities closer to everyone, but also to stimulate and direct the interest of visitors towards cultural and natural heritage. The Sinj Tourist Board will promote and distribute the tourist map through fairs, while an interactive version can be found on the official website of the Sinj Tourist Board.

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Thursday, 19 December 2019

PHOTOS: Festive Horsemen of BZ Patriot and KK Samarica Delight Youngest Citizens of Sinj

December 19, 2019 - On December 17, a parade of horsemen of the Patriot Veterans' Cooperative and the Samarica Equestrian Club, headed by Mario Vujevic - Vegi, started from Dabar. 

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After gathering at the Hippodrome in Sinj, this cheerful bunch visited and delighted the attendants of the Juraj Bonaći Education Center in Sinj and gifted them candy. An incredible spectacle during the holiday season!

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The horsemen continued to entertain the children as they passed through the city, while surprising the sweet citizens of Sinj who did not expect this exciting event.

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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Trilj Christmas Fair to be Held this Weekend!

December 18, 2019 - The Trilj Tourist Board invites everyone to the 7th Christmas Fair, which will be held on December 21, 2019, beginning at 3:00 pm at the suspension bridge.

A variety of Christmas decorations and handicrafts, as well as honey and honey products, will surely give you the best Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones. Furthermore, you’ll support the work and efforts of all exhibitors!

For all visitors, and in the good spirit of Christmas, the Trilj Tourist Board has prepared sweet delicacies of the region to be enjoyed with a hot glass of mulled wine.

A special part of this event will be the charity sale of greetings cards made during workshops organized by the Tilurium Art Association Trilj.

After the fair, the Tourist Board also invites all interested to join them in lighting the fourth Advent candle and enjoy an evening program with Klapa "Sinj", Dream Team "Babe" from Ljubuški, the group "Vertigo" and Branko Medak.

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Saturday, 7 December 2019

Advent in Dugopolje Program Announced!

December 7, 2019 - For the most wonderful time of the year, the Municipality of Dugopolje and the Tourist Board of Dugopolje, in cooperation with local associations and societies, have organized a program in light of the Christmas and New Year holidays called "Advent in Dugopolje", within which various cultural and entertainment events are expected.

The event began on Friday, December 6th with the Children's Winter Games organized by the DAR Association at the Cultural Center. However, holiday events will continue throughout the next two weekends in December.

Namely, Saturday’s gathering at Trg Domovinske Zahvalnosti has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 8, at 6 pm due to weather.

The Christmas tree and Christmas houses are located at Trg Domovinske Zahvalnosti in the center of Dugopolje.

Along with local cuisine and mulled beverages prepared by local associations, the emphasis is on the traditional Christmas concert of KUD Pleter (Saturday, December 14) and the distribution of cod (bakalar) for locals and guests for the first time this year (Saturday, December 21).

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Monday, 2 December 2019

Concert Program Announced for Saint Nicholas Day in Dugopolje

December 2, 2019 - Already a tradition of Saint Nicholas Day, the P. I. Tchaikovsky Music Society returns this winter with more musical gifts to give - and this year, they are joined by the Beat Culture Association of Split for an art exhibition. 

All attendees will have the chance to enjoy beautiful classical music performed by the top soprano Mariagerarda Fest, flutist Karla Križanić, pianist Marina Ivanova, and the artistic works of Alma Božanić Čače.

The event will take place on Thursday, December 5th, at 7 pm. You can see the concert program below. 

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Everyone is invited and welcome!

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Friday, 29 November 2019

Advent in Sinj Opens this Weekend!

November 29, 2019 - Advent in Sinj opens on Saturday, November 30, 2019!

Although November is not quite over, the sweet anticipation of Christmas is already approaching - and just thinking of the enticing scents of mulled wine and delicious and savory treats guarantees a good time for all generations. Thankfully, a handful of fun and unique holiday festivities are open to anyone looking for Christmas magic in Sinj this winter. 

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Many different events have been prepared for the youngest, who will even have a Children's Week organized by the association "Cjelovit život", which begins conveniently on the Feast of St. Nicholas. The little ones will enjoy, but also perform in plays, music and dance venues, choir performances, a magician's play, a fairytale fair, a handicraft fair, and even breakfast with a Santa Claus.

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Numerous valuable and active associations from Sinj and the Cetina region have organized several exciting events and actions. The people of Sinj and their guests will be able to enjoy the concerts of Klapa Sinj, Zlatko Jelincic, City Music and Mixed Choir of Sinj, the KUDs Osinium, Vrilo and Brodosplit and the Christmas show of the Sinj Majorettes. 

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KUD Cetina will light up the town with their performance on the Christmas Eve of the Cetina Region, Sinjski ferali will rejoice in an evening of poetry, prose and Christmas cookies, and the Sinj folk theater will contribute to the holiday atmosphere with their performances. The praiseworthy humanitarian action ‘Pomagati ‘ will also offer help to those in need at this most magical time.

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Say good-bye to the old 2019 and hello to 2020 with the youngest at the early New Year's Eve party, or join the older crowd in the evening at King Tomislav Square with a concert including M.O.R.T., and Jurica Padjen and Aerodorom.

Advent in Sinj ends with the New Year's concert and is organized by the City of Sinj, the Sinj Tourist Board, the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, and numerous associations in the area.

The Sinj Tourist Board is looking forward to seeing you at Sinj's Advent!

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Advent in My Town: Trilj Winter Program Opens this Weekend

November 26, 2019 - Advent in Trilj begins this Saturday, November 26, 2019!

If you're in Inland Dalmatia this winter, Trilj is one town you won't want to miss.

The Advent program begins this Saturday on the Trilj bridge for the official opening ceremony with the 'Trilj' kindergarten students, the young Trilj majorettes, and the Noel group from Djakovo. The first Advent candle will be lit on Saturday. 

This winter the Trilj Advent program runs until January 5, 2020. You can see the full program above!

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