Home » News » [VIDEO] 350th Anniversary of Naming & Tying the Cravat

[VIDEO] 350th Anniversary of Naming & Tying the Cravat

350-year cravat celebrations in Zagreb

This year Academia Cravatica marks the 350th anniversary of naming the cravat (necktie) which was first worn by Croatian soldiers.

This year, Academia Cravatica commemorated the 350th anniversary of the restructuring of the Royal Cravates Regiment on 20 May 2017 on St. Mark’s Square in Zagreb.

Today, on 21 June 2017, which is an important day in the history of the cravat as it was on this day 350 years ago that King Louis XIV first tied a cravat necktie (which was captured by French painter Henri Testelin), Academia Cravatica have presented video material of these significant events that once again introduced the tie to the world and confirmed the Zagreb as the capital of the ties.

It is the 8th year in a row that the procession, and in cooperation with the Zagreb Tourist Board, the Kravat – Regiment holds the changing of the guards at St. Mark’s Square, recalling the historical significance of Croats in the Thirty Years’ War, after which the name of the cravat which the soldiers wore tied around the neck, occurred.

With the 350th anniversary of these important events, Academia Cravatica promotes the symbolic value of the tie and remembers that the cravat was named after Croats and was accepted by the French court, thus paving the way for it to enter the world of fashion where it still remains today.

Although the necktie has experienced many transformations, it remains an important fashion detail that promotes the fundamental values of society.

Share on:
4.50 / 5 (4 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

99 Croatian Beaches with Coveted Blue Flag Status

Croatia continues to lead the way in Europe for the number of beaches with the coveted Blue Flag rating – a symbol of eco-responsibility, signifying pristine waters and cleanliness. This year 118 beaches and marinas in Croatia were awarded Blue Flag status by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Of those 99 were beaches and...

World’s Biggest Sailing Ship Launched in Split

The world’s largest sailing ship has been launched in Split on Saturday at the Brodosplit shipyard. Brodosplit has built the passenger sailboat for Monaco-based Star Clippers and today the boat was launched at the shipyard in Split where it has been built for the last two years. The ship, named the ‘Flying Clipper’, can accommodate...

[PHOTO] 5-Star Resort Project on Island of Brač

A multi-million euro investment is set to see a 5-star resort built in the new tourist zone of Luke Bay located between Pučišća and Povlja on the island of Brač. The 5-star resort will span over 170,000 square metres and have 700 beds. According to Poslovni.hr the resort is set to open up 145 jobs...

Korčula Island: 10 Stunning Beaches to Check Out

Korčula island, located on Croatia’s southern Dalmatian coast, is arguably one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Thanks to the island’s history, nature and gorgeous beaches, Korčula is one of Croatia’s true gems. You will be spoiled for choice for beaches. There are of course a lot more, but here is a list...

Swimming Water Quality at Croatian Beaches ‘Excellent’

The latest testing of swimming water quality at Croatian beaches has been completed and it has revealed once again that Croatia remains home to one of the cleanest waters to swim in in Europe. Sea water quality at the nation’s beaches was conducted between 31 July and 11 August 2017. Swimming sea water at 953...