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21st International Lace Festival in Lepoglava

(Photo: International Lace Festival in Lepoglava)

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.

(Photo: International Lace Festival in Lepoglava)

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.

(Photo: International Lace Festival in 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.

International Lace Festival in Lepoglava

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.

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