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White Masks’ Procession

White Masks is a carnival custom from the village of Putnikovići on the Pelješac peninsula. The custom is based on a legend that goes back to the times when military campaigns were taking place in this area (the Turkish army has been mentioned as a protagonist, but that story has not been confirmed). Multiple armies… Pročitaj sve »

Culture and Arts Society "Gorjanac", the feast of Pentecost, May 2013 (Photo: Marina Blagaić Bergman)Spring procession of “ljelje” from Gorjani

The spring procession of “ljelje” is held once a year, on the Catholic feast of Pentecost or Whitsunday (“Duhovi”). On this day, the Catholic Church commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the Apostles. Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter Sunday, anytime between 10 May and 13 June. The holiday is… Pročitaj sve »

Lijeričar i pokladarsko kolo na Dolcu, veljača 2012. (foto: Stjepan Tafra)The Lastovo Carnival

The Lastovo Carnival season starts on St Anthony’s Day on 17 January, and lasts until Ash Wednesday. If the carnival group decides so, balo (dance evenings that take place only during the carnival season) can start as early as Epiphany (Three Kings’ Day), but this happens in exceptional cases only. On St Anthony’s Day, regardless… Pročitaj sve »

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