The 21st edition of the International Lace Festival will be held in the northern Croatian town of Lepoglava from 21-24 September 2017.
This theme of this year’s festival is the Heritage of European Lace-Making Schools and is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Banate Lace-Making School in Lepoglava.
Lace-making in Croatia is a tradition dating back to the Renaissance when lace making began spreading throughout the Mediterranean and continental Europe.
Throughout the years, Croatian lace has become notable for its unique patterns and designs. In 2009 UNESCO recognised lace-making in Croatia as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Today in Croatia there are three centres of lace-making tradition: the Adriatic islands of Pag and Hvar and the northern town of Lepoglava.
The festival’s partner this year is Germany and will feature a number of cultural and entertainment events underlining the link between cultural and natural heritage.
The International Lace-Making Festival in Lepoglava was this year awarded the title of Remarkable Festival for 2017/2018 awarded by the European Festivals Association (EFA).
Check out the programme on the official website here.