Thursday, 29 July 2021

Sinj Village Fair 2021 Announced on August 6 and 7!

July 29, 2021 - After last year's break, the Sinj Tourist Board is organizing the "Sinj Village Fair 2021" event for the 11th time as a fair event that includes exhibiting, tasting, and selling Croatian traditional products: food, drinks, and souvenirs.

The "Sinj Village Fair 2021" is held during the Alka festivities on August 6 and 7, 2021. The fair is traditionally held in August 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 allows interested citizens and visitors to the city of Sinj to taste and buy local traditional products that consumers have a hard time finding because most products are not readily available. At the same time, small and medium-sized farms from the rural area of ​​Sinj and its surroundings, and other parts of Croatia, would help in the promotion and sale of their products.

"Instructed by the experience so far, we expect an even larger number of exhibitors this year. Therefore, this year as an organizer we have an obligation to provide more space and a larger number of tables for exhibitors, because the participation of exhibitors from all parts of Croatia is expected, of which at least 40% will be local producers. The fair will be held according to the recommendations of the Civil Protection Headquarters in compliance with all recommended epidemiological measures," said the Sinj Tourist Board. 

The importance of this Fair is for the promotion of rich tourist and cultural heritage, as well as the rich offer of agricultural producers and souvenir producers, all for the tourist, cultural and economic development of the city.

"In this way, all visitors will have the opportunity to supply their tables with quality products of the Croatian village during these festive days in our city (Alka festivities and the feast of the Assumption) and give their personal contribution to Sinj's economy and tourism," added the Sinj Tourist Board. 

Applications for exhibiting at the Fair are 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 021 / 826-352 or in person at the office of the Sinj Tourist Board at Put Petrovca 12, 21230 Sinj.

The application must contain the name and surname of the exhibitor, i.e., the name of the association, trade, family farm, etc., the number of registration plates of the delivery vehicle, the contact number, and the number of days for which the exhibitor is applying.

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

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

12th Memorial Regatta in Sinj - Boat Descent on the Cetina River

July 20, 2021 -  The 12th memorial regatta in Sinj was held last weekend!

The Association of Split-Dalmatia County Homeland War Juvenile Volunteers and the Patriot Veterans' Cooperative organized the 12th consecutive traditional memorial regatta-boat descent on the Cetina river.

On Sunday, July 18, the 12th memorial regatta was held, dedicated to the fallen and deceased defenders of the Cetina region.
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Due to special epidemiological measures, the regatta divided the participants into three groups that descended in three terms, starting at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. This year's regatta was attended by numerous members of associations from the Homeland War and civil associations, Ivana Serdarević Bravić - Ministry of Croatian Veterans Split, Božena Romac - City of Sinj, Jakov Titlić - Municipality of Hrvace, Monika Vrgoč - Tourist Board of Sinj, Ivana Žanko - LAG Cetina region and others.

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The start of the Regatta was in Panj in the municipality of Hrvace. The regatta took place on the beautiful Cetina, under the bridges on Panj and Han, and the final destination was in the settlement of Gala, Otok municipality, where the last participants arrived around 5 pm.

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A total of 73 vessels (boats, canoes, dinghies) were used. Namely, in order to implement all the necessary epidemiological conditions, in accordance with the recommendations and valid measures, the organizer did not announce the Regatta through the media and apologizes to all who would like to participate, announcing that next year, they hope the epidemiological situation will allow more participants with a larger number of vessels.

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The organizer would like to thank Split-Dalmatia County, the Ministry of Croatian Veterans, associations from the Homeland War, civil associations, the Municipality of Hrvace, the City of Sinj, the Tourist Board of the Split-Dalmatia County, and the Tourist Board of Sinj.

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All photos by Monika Vrogoc

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Sunday, 18 July 2021

Sinjska Alka Lancing Tournament to Take Place on 8 August

ZAGREB, 18 July, 2021 - This year's Sinjska Alka lancing tournament will be held in the southern town of Sinj on 8 August in accordance with the COVID-19 measures in place.

Up to 5,000 spectators will be allowed into the race track area provided that they meet the epidemiological requirements, namely that they have a COVID vaccination certificate or a document proving that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months or a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours, Alka Knights Society president Stipe Jukić said earlier this week.

The Sinjska Alka tournament commemorates a victory over 60,000 Ottoman soldiers on 14 August 1715 by 700 Croatian defenders of Sinj, about 30 kilometres inland from the southern coastal city of Split.

The final of this three-day competition is held on the first weekend in August. The event features period-clad horsemen riding at full gallop and aiming their lances at an iron ring, called the alka, which is suspended from a rope above the race track.

The Sinjska Alka tournament was inscribed on UNESCO's world intangible cultural heritage list in 2010.

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Saturday, 17 July 2021

2021 Sinjska Alka and Velika Gospa Announced in Sinj Next Month!

July 17, 2021 - The 2021 Sinjska Alka and Velika Gospa events have been announced in Sinj for next month! 

Thanks to the traditionally rich and diverse program of the umbrella event, Alka Days and the Assumption, this summer in Sinj will be lively and full of hats. Despite the difficult and uncertain times we are in, the Alka city is ready and hospitable to welcome its guests, offering interesting events among which everyone will find something for themselves.

The summer of events will be opened on July 16 by the great jazz band Black Coffee in the unique space of Alkarski dvori (Alka courtyard). The former Venetian quarters are an exceptional ambient stage - they will host a summer music school, numerous performances, and concerts, and it is worth mentioning the play 'The Battle of Sinj in 1715' (August 12), which faithfully and effectively revives the circumstances of the glorious battle that determined the history of Sinj.

A favorite setting with the starry sky and Old Town in the background, musical notes will also take off on summer nights at Kamičak. On August 21, as part of the Musical Evenings at Kamičak, four fantastic saxophonists, Papandopulo Quartet and Split jazz duo Željko Brodarić Jappa and Sara Brodarić, known as Sara & Jappa, will take the stage. A week later, on August 28 and 29, guests will enjoy the Kamičak Ethno Festival. The artistic eco-installation Kašetarnica, organized by the UPSUS association, will take place in Kamičak and the City Park from August 27 to 29.

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Apart from the central events - the Alka festivities on August 6, 7, and 8 and the Feast of the Assumption - it is important not to miss the oldest children's Vučković Alka and many exhibitions and literary presentations.

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You should definitely mark your calendar for August 6 and 7 for the traditional and popular Sinj Village Fair. In addition to the permanent exhibition and excellent gastronomic offer, you can experience the spirit of the past through workshops of precious old crafts that should not be forgotten - skilled blacksmiths, wool processing skills, pottery, and more. Visitors will surely be delighted by the performances of bands Kopito, Ljuta kuća, Guiliana, and Diktatori and colorful local cultural and artistic societies.

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Thursday, 15 July 2021

New Sinj Tourist Board Website Launched with Entire Tourist Offer!

July 15, 2021 - The Sinj Tourist Board has received a new website - www.visitsinj.hr!

The site includes the entire tourist offer of the city of Sinj, numerous attractions, brochures, maps, video links, new virtual tours, interactive city maps, documents, and acts.

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It also contains all the information needed by tourists to make it as easy as possible to enter the Republic of Croatia, as well as information for renters, for example, to obtain a Safe Stay in Croatia certificate (an additional indicator of facility safety during the COVID-19 pandemic).

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The site is available in Croatian, English, German, Italian, and French. 

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Zeljko Zrncic

The Sinj Tourist Board will regularly update the new website with new information related to the tourist offer of the city of Sinj and its surroundings.

The new website of the Sinj Tourist Board of Sinj can be found at www.visitsinj.hr

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Thursday, 1 July 2021

Alka Knights Society Wins "Sunflower of Rural Tourism 2020 - Big Golden Sunflower" Award

July 1, 20201 - The Alka Knights Society is the winner of the international Sunflower of Rural Tourism 2020 - Big Golden Sunflower award in the Rural tourism project category!

The Sunflower of Croatian Rural Tourism - Big Golden Sunflower Award is unique in that it is awarded to the best subjects, programs, projects, and activities in order to preserve the originality and create a rural tourist product and services.

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The Sunflower Rural Tourism Project of Croatia from year to year reveals more and more attractive rural destinations, promotes traditional content, connects the most important projects, producers, events, and interesting things, preserves originality, takes care of sustainability, and most importantly, encourages and creates new rural tourism products. Due to last year's unfavorable situation with COVID-19, the awards ceremony for 2020 was held yesterday, June 30, 2021, at the multimedia center Vršilnica in Zaprešić.

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Among the numerous participants who were awarded in the categories 'protected and marketing label projects, rural tourism projects, tourist farms, traditional (rural) households, traditional (rural) gastronomy, wine tourism, and attractive tourist facilities in rural areas,' the Sinjska Alka won the Big Golden Sunflower award in the category of champion titles, recognized for the encouragement of patriotism and preservation of historical, cultural, ethnographic and other values ​​where the Sinjska Alka is an unavoidable symbol of Croatian identity.

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The award was solemnly presented by Marijana Petir, member of the EU Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, Nataša Tramišak, Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds, Dijana Katica, president of the Association "Village Members Club" and organizer of the event, Boris Filipović Grčić, head of the Sinjska Alka Museum, in the presence of Davor Svalina, an alkar and Domagoj Delija, an Alkar boy, and accompanied by Monika Vrgoč, director of the Sinj Tourist Board.

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Tuesday, 29 June 2021

2nd Photo Workshop 'World in Colors' Successfully held in Sinj

June 29, 2021 - The five-day photo workshop World in Colors, co-organized by Foto Hrvatska and the Sinj Tourist Board, and with the support of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board and the City of Sinj, successfully ended with a stunning exhibition of selected photographs of all participants.

On Monday, June 28, in front of Alkarski dvori, an exhibition of works by participants of the second photo workshop World in Colors was opened.

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The workshop was led by Sanja Grgić Ćurić and Nikola Ćurić. The workshop consisted of a theoretical and a practical part. Thus, the participants of the photo workshop found motifs in the area of ​​Sinj with the given topics: Kamičak Fortress, Grad Fortress, Stations of the Cross, Promenade of the Blessed Alojzije Stepinac, significant landscape Sutina and Salamon Sinj Trail event.

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Fifteen participants from the city of Sinj and the municipality of Dicmo, of all ages, successfully completed the training and looked for the most interesting and unusual motifs to create unforgettable visual magic. The success of the workshop was confirmed by numerous visitors at the opening of the exhibition. The exhibition itself will be open until the end of August so that all those interested can come and see the photos captured by the lenses of the workshop participants in the most famous locations of the city.

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"We thank everyone who helped us in the realization of this second photo workshop, and especially the Cetina Adventure Club whose members allowed us to take photos of the Salamon Sinj Trail, as well as KUS - Sikirica Gallery in the space provided for the educational part of the workshop, Knight Alkar the company and staff of Cafe bar Maroon to help with setting up the exhibition," said the Sinj Tourist Board. 

All photos by Monika Vrgoč

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Tuesday, 29 June 2021

7th Horse Caravan in Sinj - Summer '95 (PHOTOS)

June 29, 2021 - Organized by the Association of Split-Dalmatia County Homeland War Juvenile Volunteers, with the support of Split-Dalmatia County, Ministry of Croatian Veterans, Sinj Tourist Board, City of Sinj, and Hrvace Municipality, the 7th Horse Caravan - Summer '95 was held on June 26.

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In memory of the significant liberation military-police operation of the Croatian Army in the Summer of '95, the 7th Horse Caravan - Summer '95 was held on Saturday, June 26.

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The caravan, in which over 30 participants took part, moved across Sinjsko polje towards the Cetina river, then to Vojskova in Hrvatačko polje and over the bridge on Panj to Bitelić, Vučipolje, Zasiok and finally to the BZ Patriot training ground in Dabar. The entire route passed through important historical sites along which nature has richly spread its beauties.

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The caravan was designed so that the entire route was joined by horsemen from the settlement through which the procession was moving. This symbolically represented the community from the military police operation Summer of '95 and Croatian veterans throughout the Homeland War.

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Representatives of numerous associations, equestrian clubs, and family farms were present at this caravan. The caravan was led by flag bearers who, in addition to the state flag, carried the flags of the Croatian Army Guards Brigades and the flags of several associations from the Homeland War.

The organizer of the 7th Horse Caravan, the Association of Minor Volunteers of the Homeland War of Split-Dalmatia County, is extremely satisfied with the response and the number of registered participants.

The seventh Caravan took place following the current epidemiological measures.

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021

A New Look at Sinj's World in Colors this Month!

June 22, 2021 -  The five-day photo workshop World in Colors is being held for the second time in the city of Sinj, co-organized by Foto Hrvatska and the Sinj Tourist Board, and with the support of the City of Sinj and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board.

"We invite everyone interested to a challenge and a new look at the known and the unknown through a photographic lens. After over 130 successful and extremely well-attended guest appearances in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, this year's photo workshop in Sinj will be held from 24 to 28 June 2021," announced the Sinj Tourist Board. 

Photo socializing is free for participants and is intended for people over 10 years of age.

"Join us in the search for the most interesting and unusual motifs and take part in creating unforgettable visual magic. After the photo workshop, we will make a special exhibition of the selected photos," add TZ Sinj.

Registrations are mandatory by calling Sanja Grgić Ćurić (091 5742343), and the first meeting is on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 5:00 pm in front of the Tourist Board office (Alkarski dvori).

The photo workshop will be held in accordance with all valid and recommended epidemiological measures.

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Tuesday, 1 June 2021

National Prosciutto Fair in Sinj Returns on June 4 and 5!

June 2, 2021 - The National Prosciutto Fair in Sinj returns on June 4 and 5! 

The National Prosciutto and Cured Meats Fair with International Participation in Sinj promotes the traditional way of producing cured meat products in cooperation with the new standards. Thanks to the constant engagement of all associates, manufacturers, institutions, and experts, the fair is being held for the sixteenth year in a row.

This year's National Prosciutto Fair sponsors are the Ministry of Agriculture, with co-organizers the City of Sinj and Split-Dalmatia County.

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In recent years, the National Prosciutto Fair in Sinj was held in March or April and took on an international character due to the participation of exhibitors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, and Italy. The number of exhibitors ranges around 70 (assuming from previous years) with several thousand visitors. The exhibition part of the Fair is planned for the outer part of the Alkar Hotel, where, in addition to cured meat products, premium cheese, wines, and olive oil will be exhibited, as well as traditional useful products produced in rural Dalmatia, Lika and Slavonia, and from the area of islands in Split-Dalmatia County. The grand opening, workshops, and expert evaluation are planned for the interior of the Alkar Hotel in compliance with all prescribed epidemiological measures. 

Producers of prosciutto, cured meat, and other autochthonous products from Croatia, the regional meat industry, producers' associations, family farms engaged in pig breeding and prosciutto production, and representatives of the tourism sector are expected to participate in the Fair this year, in compliance with all epidemiological measures. and caterers.

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They plan to evaluate the quality and specificity of prosciutto from individual producers on June 4, 2021.

Professional quality assessment of prosciutto, as before, will be performed based on the "Ordinance on the quality assessment of prosciutto." The evaluation of the quality of prosciutto is public in the presence of members of the expert committee and the media. The products of the Fair's participants will be evaluated.

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As in previous years, in addition to the exhibition part of the fair, there are plans to organize professional-educational panels where producers and visitors could be informed about topics related to financing through tenders and programs of Rural Development, which finances investment in small and large farms, i.e., economic entities engaged in the production and processing of indigenous products, such as Dalmatian prosciutto. In addition, they will look at the protection of indigenous products and quality labels, the introduction of standards, models of association, trends, opportunities for cooperation, new opportunities for young people, and other programs encouraged and funded by the government and other institutions.

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EXHIBITION PROGRAM / EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND ROUND TABLES
Day 1 - June 4, 2021, FRIDAY
08:30 -11: 00 Panel workshop - Sensory analytics - professional evaluation
09:00 ARRIVAL OF EXHIBITORS / Exhibition of prosciutto and cured meat products / Presentation of cheese, Presentation of indigenous food products and wines
09:30 FAIR OPEN TO VISITORS
11:00 Cultural and artistic program of the Fair
11:30 OPENING FAIR 
12:00 Tour of exhibitors, press statements, and tastings
As part of the Fair, round tables, lectures, and presentations will be organized with the following topics:

Presentation of the program: Government and other institutions, associations and chambers, banks, development programs of the Split-Dalmatia County, development programs of the city of Sinj, Promotion of Quality Labels - "Croatian Quality" and "Originally Croatian" - HGK - Split County Chamber

12:45 News in 2021 from the Rural Development Program - Towards sub-measure 6.3.1- "support for the development of small farms."

14:00 Round table - Models of entrepreneurship development (youth, women, beginners),
Presentation of traditional products, Cultural and artistic program
Promotion of products with the label "Croatian island product"
- Cultural and entertainment program for visitors and exhibitors

EXHIBITION PROGRAM / EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Day 2 - June 5, 2021, SATURDAY
08:30 FAIR OPEN TO VISITORS
10:00 Workshop - training for young people in the field of agriculture, tourism, and entrepreneurship
News in 2021 from the Rural Development Program
Self-employment programs
12:00 PRODUCT TASTING AND PROMOTION -
CULTURAL AND ART PROGRAM
Gastronomy (traditional products - In Zemane)
Clusters as a model of association - examples of good practice,
Sensory analytics: Importance of prosciutto quality assessment
-13: 00 Announcement of competition results
Winner announcement

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