Split Police Warns Citizens: No Picigin, Riva and Popular Beaches Monitored

April 3, 2020 – Even with the warm weather this weekend, citizens should not be tempted to ignore the measures of the National Civil Protection Headquarters. A message from the Split Police. “Given that sunny and warmer weather is announced for the weekend, we would like to draw our attention once again to Decision on … Read more

As Millions of Croats Self-Isolate Responsibly, Split’s Sporting Picigin Tradition Continues

April 2, 2020 – Croatia has introduced some of the most restrictive measures on movement in the world to combat COVID-19, and with great success. But the Split game of ‘picigin’, it seems, is an exception.  One of the most powerful (in a field of very powerful) articles I have read in the last few … Read more

Picigin Days Returns to Bacvice Beach in Split Next Weekend

September 19, 2019 –  Split society ‘Picigin Bacvice’ will host this year’s ‘Picigin Days’ on September 27 and 28 at Bacvice beach. Picigin was created on the sandy beach of Bacvice in Split somewhere around 1923, and precisely who invented the game? We’re still unsure. The game is played throughout the year by the young and … Read more

Split in History: Picigin on Bačvice (1923)

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Picigin is a favorite Split game that was created on the sandy beach of Bačvice somewhere around 1923. Who invented the game, we still do not know today. The game is played throughout the year by the young and old, men and women, and is simple enough for everyone to enjoy.  Picigin is played in … Read more