The 3d ‘Večer hrvatskih povratnika’ (Croatian returnees dinner), organised by Hrvatska uzdanica together with the Croatian Heritage Foundation and Central State Office for Croats Abroad, will be held in December.
The 3d ‘Večer hrvatskih povratnika’ will take place on Thursday, 15 December 2022 at Hotel Sheraton in Zagreb from 7 pm.
The main goal of the event is to promote the union of Croatians at home and abroad, and place a focus on people returning to Croatia not only leaving.
It is also an opportunity to meet new people while enjoying a wonderful course dinner and dancing the night away to live music and guest performers. There will also be charity raffle on the night from Humanitarian Association “Fra Mladen Hrkač”.
The initial idea came about during a coffee with friends, as all good ideas in Croatia do, who then contacted Hrvatska uzdanica, an organisation that has its roots in Australia, and the Croatian Heritage Foundation and the rest they say is history.
These dinners were once organised by a Croatian returnees society some 20 years ago however given that the society disbanded, the dinners stopped too.
The dinners had been a great opportunity to meet other people who had returned to Croatia, to exchange experiences and offer solutions to returnee problems but also to just enjoy each other’s company and were a throwback to the ‘zabave’ dances we used to have in Croatian communities abroad.
Tickets for the dinner cost HRK 400 (children under 12 years 50% off) and can be purchased every Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the premises of Hrvatska Uzdanica on Frankopanska 9 in Zagreb or call Josipa Zelenika on 099 3883 111 or Beti Gal Jurić on 099 3883 333.
They can be obtained on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Croatian Heritage Foundation on Trg Stjepana Radića 3. Contact Snjezana Radoš prior on 099 733 4743.
Tickets can also be purchased via payment to the Hrvatska uzdanica bank account: IBAN HR9024840081135260927. Tickets can be picked up before the event at the the entrance to the hall from the hostesses.
For any additional information, you can call all the above phone numbers or e-mail: [email protected]