Croatia: Spectacular Pride For Days Gone By – Vinkovci Autumns Folkloric Festival


A lovely photo. I am fascinated. Hugs, Barbra

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Vinkovac Autums

The 48th Annual folkloric festival known as “Vinkovci Autumns” was held in September. Filled with beauty of folkloric dress, dance and music rarely found these days in the entire world. It ended on 15 September with the world’s biggest reel dance (Croatian reel or “kolo” in the Croatian language) in which 8,500 people took part! Wow!

The people of the town of Vinkovci often say: “Once you’ve been to the Vinkovci Autumns, you will always return!” Indeed, it is hard to resist the charms you are immersed in during those ten autumn days. The whole town and its visitors live for the songs and dancing. The Vinkovci Autumns is a folklore festival nurturing not only the tradition of Slavonia, but also other customs from across Croatia, thus celebrating the time of year when nature rewards our yearly efforts. The louder the singing and laughter the greater the gratitude…

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3 thoughts on “Croatia: Spectacular Pride For Days Gone By – Vinkovci Autumns Folkloric Festival

  1. inavukic says:

    Thanks for reblog, Barbra. Such photos always touch me so deeply – it’s as though they make a strong and proud statement of belonging – generally.

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