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What is Your Name in Croatia?

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By Iva Ralica Many names and surnames in Croatia are derived from old Slavic words, with no equivalent in other languages outside its circle. Still, some do have their English form, such as the surname Kovač (Smith) and the name Ivan (John). Others, like Horvat – the older version of ...

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US President Awards Croatian Artist with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Croatian painter Alfred Freddy Krupa has been awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award by US President Barack Obama. For many years Croatian artist, professor and public intellectual Alfred Freddy Krupa has been active, through various ways and on various occasions, in many countries, but mostly in his home country Croatia ...

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The Most Popular Croatian Facebook Pages

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Close to 50% of Croatia’s population is active on Facebook, internet marketing agency Arbona revealed in a recent study, Vecernji list reports. Close to 23% of the world’s population is active on Facebook helping the company generate over 17.9 billion dollars in revenue annually, mainly via advertising. Over 100 million ...

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Croatian Christmas – Christmas Traditions in Zagorje

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By Iva Ralica Croatia is a country with contrasting regions and customs. Dalmatia, Istria, Zagorje, Slavonia, Kvarner…each region has its own special traits. With Christmas just over 3 weeks away, we look at what a typical Christmas looks like in Zagroje, the region located just north of the capital Zagreb. ...

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An American’s Observations of Croatian Cultural Customs

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By Alexandra Schmidt I’ve lived in Croatia for nearly a year now, yet I still discover something new about the people and their mindset with each passing day. A complex culture is packed into the country’s petite physical territory, with each distinct region painting a diverse cultural mosaic. Though Croatian ...

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Game of Thrones Back to Film in Dubrovnik

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Filming of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones is set to start again in Croatia in December. After speculation that Game of Thrones would not be returning to film in Croatia, Dubrovacki dnevnik exclusively reports that shooting will resume again in the coastal city of Dubrovnik next month. Quoting ...

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