Nin Šokolijada Kicks Off for Its 20th Anniversary Edition

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Photo: Filip Brala/PIXSELL
Photo: Filip Brala/PIXSELL

The Nin šokolijada is a unique dried meat product made from pork neck. It is scarce and difficult to find because it is done only in Nin and the Nin coast.

The art of making the šokolijada is, by its very nature, an intangible cultural heritage. Since 2003, the Tourist Board of the town of Nin and its diligent families have been keeping alive the art of making a unique delicacy according to preserved family recipes.


Photo: Ana Glavan

According to Marija Dejanović, project manager of the Nin Šokolijada Festival and director of the Tourist Board of the city of Nin, there are very few self-effacing, unique, extremely high-quality, and rare delicacies. Therefore, a lot of effort is needed to preserve and continue this tradition.

The Nin Šokolijada, with the announcement of the winner or the best šokolijada, is planned for July 17 this year. Of course, the manifestation will be adjusted to epidemiological measures. The invitation is accompanied by a public thank you to all previous competitors who have preserved the skill of making schools with their families, an important intangible cultural asset of the Nin region.


Last year’s third part of the Nin Šokolijada event was not organized due to COVID measures. That part of the event is always the most interesting to the public, so many visitors came to Nin and had the opportunity during the exhibition weekend program to taste the Nin šokolijada, an indigenous delicacy that is well known as a tradition of the region and its recipe has remained a secret from local families.

Source: Turističke Priče

Find more information about everything the City of Nin has to offer you through its Tourist Board website.

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