After enormous success of Ultra Europe held for four years in Split, organizers decided to bring top DJs in Zagreb for Croatia Music Week, from 31. December 2016. – 6. January 2017. New Years’ Eve 360 party features names such as Armin Van Buuren, only DJ who was ranked as No. 1 at DJ Mag list four years in a row. Continue reading Croatia Music Week
Wine in Croatia has an important role in its culture, mainly due to the fact Croatia is a Mediterranean country. History tracks wine production beginnings around 2200 B.C. when Illyrian tribes in Dalmatia have already been growing grapevines. However, Greek colonization in 5th century B.C. actually spread the craft. Continue reading Croatian Wines
Hotel President in Zagreb and all our staff wish you a very happy Easter! I would like to say a few words about what Easter looks like in Zagreb and Croatia, and how we celebrate this great holiday. Just a 3-4 hour ride by car from Zagreb is Dalmatia and Adriatic Sea. Here I am in Split at the moment, sitting in wonderful small café by the sea, having an espresso and a short people watching session. Crowds flow down from the main Split bazaar, everyone carrying small cardboard boxes which keep producing this high-pitched squeaking sound. Being naturally curious I follow the crowd in the opposite direction to find out what are they buying, and stumble upon countless merchants selling adorable little baby chicks and ducks. Yellow, black, little clumps of soft fur huddled together to shelter from a spring morning breeze. As it turns out, it’s a local custom in Dalmatia for every family to buy a baby chicken or duck as an Easter present for their youngest members.
Sometimes other small presents (like candy and chocolate bunnies) are hidden around the garden or house so children should find them themselves. This often results in finding previous-year presents, which were not found the year before and parents forgot that those were ever hidden in the first place. Continue reading Easter in Zagreb and Croatia – people, food and customs