The Historical Urban Song and Dance Festival
25 Nov 2017
The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia decided to protect historical urban songs (starogradske pjesme) as intangible heritage. It is a type of song which emerged and is still performed in the cities, towns, and villages in Slavonia, Baranja and Syrmia as well as the wider Panonian area.
Since 1998 the Historical Urban Song and Dance Festival is held annually at Hrvatski dom (Croatian Hall) around St. Catherine’s Day in November. This event aims at preserving the traditions, songs and dances of the urban area and the participants’ opulent costumes enthrall every time. The participants of this Festival are associations preserving urban traditions and customs from all parts of Croatia. This is the first and only Festival of this kind on the national level.