We can hardly wait for that August Sunday morning when the bells wake us for yet another Sinjska Alka – and this year it is the 304th!
More than halfway into July, it’s safe to say that the promising Alkars have done a fair bit of intense preparations for the traditional event. Namely, after extensive training at the Sinj hippodrome and the plains of the Sinj field, the Alkars moved to the racecourse in mid-July, on Monday to Friday, from 18:00 to 20:00.
And the best part? You have the chance to witness the Alkars in action!
As we inch closer to August and the Alka celebration, the homes in Sinj change their rhythm to follow the horse’s gallops, pulsating the streets of the town which lives for the Alka – an event that is also part of the immaterial heritage of UNESCO, Croatia, and the world.
It all begins on Friday 2 August at 5:30 pm with the 304th Bara competition. On Saturday, 3 August is the Čoja, also at 17:30, and on Sunday, 4 August at 4:30 pm, the Alkars fight in the main competition for their place in the long and rich history of the event.
The entrance fee to watch the training, as well as the Bara Čoja, is free.
Do not miss the opportunity to be part of these unique events!