Art and Entertainment in Slavonia
Festivals, Art and Entertainment in Places around Slavonia
Osijek holds many events throughout the year. They include the Croatian Tamboura Music Festival featuring tamboura orchestras from across Croatia, and Osijek Summer Nights – a series of outdoor culture & entertainment events with a rich commercial and catering offer. The Osijek City Day includes a rich culture & art program with thematic exhibitions.
The other parts of Slavonia also have numerous cultural events. In late July or early August, Ðakovo, a bishop center of the Ðakovo and Srijem Bishopric, has traditionally organized the Ðakovo Embroidery for over four decades, where hundreds of culture & art associations from across Croatia and abroad show their creative achievements. A particularly interesting feature is the procession of all participants, dressed in folk costumes and followed by horse-drawn carriages through the town center, inevitably attracting tens of thousands of visitors. In early September, Vinkovci holds a folk festival – the traditional Vinkovci Autumns (www.vk-jeseni.com).
Every year, the town of Valpovo holds the Valpovo Summer, Donji Miholjac has its Miholjac Festival, while Našice celebrates the Days of Croatian Forests in summertime.
Požega traditionally organizes the Golden Strings of Slavonia music festival (celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2009) and the Kulenijada – a competition for private kulen producers.
Other Slavonian towns and villages also have similar creative folk events. The Old Sports Olympics is particularly interesting – it is held every year in late August in Brodinci near Osijek and the participants compete in forgotten old games of Slavonian shepherds and peasants.
Brod Wheel is a folklore festival that has been held in Slavonski Brod for over 40 years. It was established in 1963 and is the oldest folklore festival in Croatia. Through a series of various folklore shows, the Brod Wheel presents the folklore heritage of Brodsko Posavlje: from the Original Brod-Posavina County Folklore Festival ‘Šokadijo sve ti je na glasu’, the County Folklore Singing ensembles Festival ‘Kad zapjevam i malo zagudim’, the Children’s Folklore Festival ‘Igra kolo maleno’, the Sacral Folk Singing Festival, Choreographed Folklore Festival, Croatian Single Tamboura Players
Golden embroidery – one of the highest achievements of Slavonia folk art and probably the highest achievement in the activities of rural women of Slavonia and Baranja. The technique has produced the most luxurious Slavonian costumes that are still made in their original form, as well as items decorating our homes and enriching our tourist offer.(www.zlatovez.com)
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