53rd Đakovo Folklore Festival Starts

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ZAGREB, July 6, 2019 – The 53rd Đakovo Folklore Festival (Đakovački Vezovi) started in that eastern Croatian town on Friday evening, this year’s partner country being Slovakia.

The festival, launched in 1967 on the occasion of International Tourist Year, has to date grown into the biggest symbol of preservation of traditional heritage.

The event was opened by Slovak Ambassador Peter Susko, Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolušić, Osijek-Baranja County head Ivan Anušić and Đakovo Mayor Marin Mandarić.

Anušić said that the Đakovo festival was one of the biggest events of the kind in Croatia and the biggest one in Osijek-Baranja County.

Mayor Manadrić thanked Slovakia for accepting the invitation to be the partner-country of this year’s festival.

“I’m glad that along with the Slavonian folklore tradition, this year we will also be able to see the folklore tradition of Slovakia as well as a dozen other countries from around the world,” he said.

The festival continues on Saturday and Sunday, when its central event will take place – a parade of 61 folklore troupes from Croatia and abroad, with horse-drawn wedding carriages, horsemen and other participants.

The event closes on Sunday evening, with the selection of the most beautiful traditional costumes.

More news about festivals in Croatia can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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