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22nd International Lace Festival Opens in Lepoglava

International Lace Festival opens (Photo: TZ Lepoglava)

The 22nd edition of the International Lace Festival has opened in the northern Croatian town of Lepoglava.

The festival’s country partner this year is Italy and will feature a number of cultural and entertainment events underlining the link between cultural and natural heritage.

This theme of this year’s festival is Lace & Design and six other nations will be taking part in the festival, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Slovenia, Estonia, Italy and Hungary. The festival will be held from 14-16 September 2018. 

The festival’s partner this year is Italy and will feature a number of cultural and entertainment events underlining the link between cultural and natural heritage.

(Photo: TZ 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.

Lace-making in Croatia is a tradition dating back to the Renaissance when lace making began spreading throughout the Mediterranean and continental Europe.

(TZ Lepoglava)

The International Lace-Making Festival in Lepoglava was 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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