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Traditional Croatian Hairstyles

By Iva Ralica In an era where pretty much anything goes, hairstyle options today seem endless for women. The latest ‘in’ chic style seems to change faster than ever. But back in the days of our grandmothers, there were not a lot of choices. There were hairstyles which ‘suited’ young ...

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Croatian Recipes: Dalmatian Pašticada

If you visit the Dalmatian coast then you must try this dish as it originates in Dalmatia. Dalmatinska pašticada, or just pašticada, is a stewed beef dish cooked in a special sauce and served usually with gnocchi or homemade pasta. The long and meticulous preparation, and the range of fascinating ...

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What’s Your Favourite Croatian Word?

If you have ever started learning a foreign language or been surrounded by one, then no doubt you would have come across some words that which for one reason or another stick in your head or make you laugh. Some words which sound romantic to the foreign ear can sometimes ...

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Croatian Grandma Pearls of Wisdom

By Iva Ralica Today Google is the go-to to answer all the curious questions but if you had a childhood with a Croatian Grandma then that was your source. Not matter what the issue or problem, Baba, or Baka had a solution or remedy. Her kitchen was always the best ...

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Croatian Names & Surnames in English Form

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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Explore Your Croatian Name & Find Ancestors

A great platform is available to help people tracing their Croatian family background. The website Acta Croatica is a platform on which users can find millions of people of Croatian descent, details about their surnames as well as historical documents these people have been mentioned in. “There are over 200,000 ...

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You Know You Are Definitely Croatian If…

By Lara V. There are so many traits Croatians have that separate them from other cultures. These traits are particularly more nurtured by Croatians living and growing up abroad. Check out another humourous list dedicated to pointing out just 15 Croatian traits.   If…breakfast has ever consisted of coffee, rakija, ...

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