Remembering World Cup: Day of Unity, Pride and Happiness to be Celebrated in Sinj!

Daniela Rogulj


July 13, 2019 – A day of unity, pride, and happiness: Let’s remember July 16, 2018, and Croatia’s silver medal success at the World Cup in Russia one year later. 

One of the most important passions in the world – football – united Croatia one year ago when our World Cup finalists came back from Russia for an unforgettable celebration. Unity, pride, and happiness are just some of the emotions they could not resist. More than half a million people welcomed the Croatia national team in Zagreb alone, and all of Croatia, wrapped in red and white checkers, screamed the same word, “Indescribable!”

At the initiative of coach Zlatko Dalić’s “Organizers Without Boundaries”, the Tourist Board of Vukovar-Srijem County and Vukovar and the City of Vukovar invite all of Croatia to recall these spectacular moments that filled our hearts and souls just one year ago. Ivan Rakitić and Lovre Kalinić also extended the invitation to fans, and the action has so far been supported by HRT, Sportske Novosti, and the Croatian national tourism board.


After the successful 2nd festival SVI zaJEDNO HRVATSKO NAJ, to continue this positive story and encourage the community, the organizers invite all of Croatia to come together to mark this significant anniversary.

In Vukovar, the Day of Unity, Pride, and Happiness will be marked in the Park-Forest Adici, where visitors can play bubble football. 


Sinj, a city proud of their boy with a football, Gaja Laberia, and with tangible archaeological evidence that the Cetina region is the birth of football, will celebrate this day in the thrilling fans’ atmosphere at the King Tomislav Square (Pijaca), where music groups Uzbuna, Ozon, Arni Acoustic will perform and members of the PKD Gaj Labéri association will play a game between the Delmatae and Romans. 


Visitors will also enjoy the complimentary local delicacies – Sinj uštipak and Ožujsko! 

All Croatian citizens, as well as tourists, are invited to swarm the streets in Croatian jerseys and fan gear on 16 July this year, from 8 pm to 11 pm. It is an excellent opportunity for Croatian and foreign guests to show that Croatia is genuinely full of life and how proud we are that our athletes’ achievements have contributed, among other things, to the international image of Croatia as a small but hugely successful sports nation.


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