PHOTOS: Đakovo Folklore Festival held for the 53rd year
- by croatiaweek
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ĐAKOVO, 7 July 2019 – The 53rd Đakovo Folklore Festival (Đakovački vezovi), which is one of the major cultural events of the year, will end on Sunday in the eastern Croatian town of Đakovo.
The festival of Đakovački vezovi, which opened on Saturday, was founded in 1967 and is one of the oldest folklore events in Croatia. Its main focus is original folklore of Slavonia, Baranja and western Syrmia as well as other parts of Croatia and the accompanying events – various exhibitions, equestrian shows and other cultural and tourist events.
The festival is international with participants from around the world and this year’s partner was Slovakia. The main event included the opening ceremony when 2,500 people from 61 folklore ensembles from Croatia and around the world took part in the festive parade through the streets of Đakovo.
The festival was also visited by President Grabar-Kitarović, who after witnessing the festive procession, attended the mass held at the St. Peter Cathedral.
The closing ceremony entitles “Slavonijo, zemljo plemenita” (The generous land of Slavonia) with a musical programme and the most beautiful national costume will be chosen.