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6th International Lace Festival Opens on Island Pag

laceThe 6th International Lace Festival has opened on the northern Adriatic island of Pag…

This year’s festival, held from 18 – 20 June, will feature traditional lace making from Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland, and of course Croatia.

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.

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Festival Programme

Friday 19 June
10:00-22:00 Exhibition hours
10:00-11:00 Workshop, “My first stitches”, Atrium of the REctor’s Palace
20:00-21:00 Pag wedding dress show
21:00-22:00 Musical program
18:00-20:00 Food fair, “Pag’s Cuisine”, Main Square

Saturday 20 June
10:00-20:00 Exhibition hours
10:00-11:00 Workshop, “My first stitches”
20:00-20:30 Closing ceremony, dinner, awards
20:00-22:00 “Old Pag Street” program
118:00-22:00 Food fair, “Pag’s Cuisine”, Main Square

Exhibitions:
Participating Country Exhibition, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland, Croatia
Exhibition “Lace in the Home, Pag Dowry”, Rector’s Palace
Pag Lace Exhibition by the Fran Budak Pag Lace Society, Pag Lace Gallery
Pag Lace Exhibition, The Benedictine Monastery of St. Margaret
Ecclesiastical Vestments Exhibition, Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Permanent Exhibition, Folklore Ensemble Druzina Ethno House
“The Town of Pag in the Middle Ages”, Holy Trinity Church

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