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Croatia Through History – 2 Big Events in London & Geneva

(Photo: I.Kralj/Zagreb Tourist Board)

The Croatian communities in Switzerland and the UK will gather for two big gala events in March this year.

On 2 March 2018 in the prestigious Le Château de Coppet Castle in Geneva, and several days later in London, on 5 March 2018, Croatian communities, as well a representatives of the diplomatic corps in Switzerland and the UK and numerous prominent local and foreign guests, will gather for a presentation of Croatia’s rich cultural heritage through history.

Le Château de Coppet Castle in Geneva

Zlatko Šešet, head of the Croatian World Congress for Sport and Culture Committee in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, is the main driver of this initiative. , and in association with both events, he joined Mira Prakatur, who is currently standing on a newly established branch of the Croatian World Congress in the UK, has joined him in organising the two events titled – ‘Countess Nera – Croatia Through History’.

Mira Prakatur, Zlatko Šešet and Mihaela Marković in front of the Consulate in Geneva

“Our wish is to present to our friends, partners and our emigrants the rich cultural heritage of our homeland. In order to make the events even more interesting, we decided that the character Countess Nera, the popular female literary figure from the poem by Croatian writer and the first Croatian professional journalist from the early 20th century, Marija Jurić Zagorka, will lead the rich cultural-artistic and educational programme,” said Šešet, who has been running projects in Switzerland for 30 years, promoting Croatian culture and cultural heritage.

Statue of Marija Jurić Zagorka in Zagreb (Photo: Dalibor Bosits under CC)

Countess Nera will wear a modern costume from young and well-known Croatian designer Mihaela Marković, who lives and works between Zagreb-Milan-London, and who has also been honored to hold a big fashion show at both events.

Zlatko Šešet and Mihaela Marković

Markovic’s fashion statement is based mostly on knitwear, and her creations have been worn by Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.

Cravat Regiment will be in attendance

The gala events in Geneva and London will also be attended by soldiers of the popular Cravat Regiment, telling the story of Croatia as the homeland of the tie.

Organisers say they have prepared a number of other surprises in the nights as Croatia’s cultural heritage is presented.

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