Largest Advent Festival in Slavonia Raising the Bar

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The Vinkovci town authorities have presented the upcoming Advent festival in Vinkovci, to be held under the name “Ice Orion”. The festival, which this year begins on November 30 and lasts until January 6, was announced the event’s organisers: Vinkovci Mayor Ivan Bosančić, head of the Town Culture and Tourism Department Marija Liščić Drmić, and managing director of Novosti, Mirjam Jukić, reports on November 3, 2018.

“Last year’s Advent was well-received among the citizens and guests who visited it our town, and this year we want to raise the bar scale even more. While preparing for this year’s edition, we realised the shortcomings of the last year’s Advent and tried to change them to everybody’s satisfaction. We have expanded the ice skating rink because there are more and more people who wish to skate. We expanded it to 500 square metres so that everyone will get a chance to try this activity. I hope everyone will find something for themselves in the entertainment programme as well,” said Mayor Bosančić.

The festival in Vnkovci is the most visited Advent event in Slavonia, which is the result of a mixture of spiritual and entertainment content, the organisers organizers. The event is for the first time supported by the Tourist Council of the Croatian National Tourist Board, which has recognized the valuable social, tourist and economic aspects of the event for Vukovar-Srijem County and surrounding areas.

“We hope that this year there will be even more visitors because everything we do is aimed at fulfilling that goal,” said Liščić Drmić.

Nola, Zsa Zsa, the Husar Sisters and Emanuel are just some of the popular acts whose songs will be part of the Ice Orion and entertain visitors in anticipation of the largest Christian family holiday. The Ice Orion, which is another novelty of this year’s Advent, is the name of the project which includes all the accompanying and entertaining programmes during the event.

“The Novosti company, in cooperation with the town authorities, is finishing the preparations for the Advent. In addition to what the town usually organises, like lighting of candle ignition or and the Christmas concert, we have prepared a series of concerts: on Thursdays there will be concerts of spiritual music, on Friday we will promote local bands, while Saturdays will see concerts of popular acts. We want people to visit the festival through the day,” said Jukić.

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