NEW YORK, 12 January 2019 – The first ever Croatian heritage night has been held at Madison Square Garden during last night’s NBA clash between the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers.
The night celebrated Croatian culture through themed in-arena components with Croatian Knicks player Mario Hezonja highlighted as part of the special night.
To kick off proceedings, Klapa Astoria sung the American national anthem in the traditional Croatian klapa style.
At half-time in the match, a performance of the traditional dance ‘Linđo’ took place. Linđo is a popular dance of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik region.
The match in the end was won by the Pacers, which featured Croatian international Bojan Bogdanović.