Sinj Carnival Customs Presented at Together for Croatia Vukovar 2022

Daniela Rogulj

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Last Friday and Saturday (May 6 and 7) at the unique Festival of Intangible Heritage, Tourist Events, Attractions and Destinations All Together for Croatia – Vukovar 2022, the intangible carnival customs of Podkamešnica villages were presented through performances by members of the association “Didi s Kamešnice” – Gljev.

The festival All Together for Croatia – Vukovar 2022 is held to mark the City Day of Vukovar (May 3) and lasted until May 8. In cooperation with the City of Vukovar and the Vukovar Tourist Board, the organizers prepared this commendable event.


The festival was officially opened by Filip Sušac, Deputy Mayor of Vukovar, and the opening was attended by Marina Sekulić, Director of the Vukovar Tourist Board, His Excellency Ilan Mor, Ambassador of Israel, partner countries of the festival, prof. dr. sc. Dragan Primorac, MD, ambassador of this year’s festival, then ambassadors of last year’s festivals: Zlatko Dalić, Croatia national football team coach and Dražen Klarić, editor-in-chief of Večernji list, Msgr. Đuro Hranić, Archbishop of Đakovo and Osijek, Fr. Ivica Jagodić, guardian and administrator of the shrine of St. Filip i Jakov, Monika Vrgoč, Sinj Tourist Board director, Renato Labazan, director of the Tourist Board of Korpivnica.


During the three days of the Festival, over 600 participants from all parts of Croatia participated in various programs at several locations: Dubrovnik, Sinj, Zadar, Omis, Varaždin, Koprivnica, Bjelovar, Rijeka, Sali, Korcula, Zagreb County, Slavonia and abroad, more precisely Bulgaria. Vukovar’s streets and squares became a meeting place for different cultures, gastronomy and entertainment, presenting the best of Croatia’s protected intangible heritage.



The city of Sinj, as always, gladly responded to the invitation. Thus, after their participation in 2018 and 2019 when Alkars and Alkar boys and City Music performed, this year is remembered through the performance of Ana Rucner and video screenings of the award-winning promotional film Alkar Pride.

This year Sinj continued presenting their rich intangible heritage with members of the association ‘Didi s Kamešnice’, in the lead role. In addition, they presented the carnival customs of Podkamešnica villages that are on the list of intangible cultural assets of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia. With this performance, ‘Didi s Kamešnice’ also additionally marked their 20th anniversary of active work as an Association in Vukovar – the city of heroes, the city of symbols of unity and strength.


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