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7th International Lace Festival on Pag Set to Open

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The 7th International Lace Festival will take place on the northern Adriatic island of Pag this weekend…

This year’s festival, held from 17 – 19 June 2016, will feature traditional lace making from the Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Russia, 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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The well-visited festival, which is organised by the Pag Tourist Board, Pag Town and the Frane Budak Pag Lace Society, this year will again also feature a host of workshops, exhibitions and an entertainment programme.

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