Patronage request

The activities below have received the patronage of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The reports received by the Secretariat of the Convention on these activities are sometimes accompanied by additional information (press releases, etc..), which can be requested from Secretariat at ICH-Emblem@unesco.org.

ActivityDescription
304th Sinjska Alka Knights’ Tournament
02/08/2019 - 04/08/2019Sinj
Contact:
Alka Knights’ Community Sinj (Croatia)

The chivalric tournament ‘Alka of Sinj’ was founded in 1715. It has been held continuously for three decades in accordance with a strictly codified decree, comprising historic uniforms, equipment and weapons. It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly the one called ‘aiming at the ring’. Even though founded on wide European and oriental knightly traditions through many countries, Alka tournament of Sinj was a true ethic guidance for its contemporaries, in particular the inhabitants of the Cetina region. The chivalric spirit is still protected after so many centuries thanks to the multitude of colours one can see and local traditions.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj 
22nd International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2018
14/09/2018 - 16/09/2018Lepoglava
Contact:
City of Lepoglava (Croatia)

The Lepoglava International Lace Festival is the largest event of its kind recognized in the County of Varaždin, Croatia. From the beginning, the Festival has been focused on the promotion of the Lepoglava Lace, the connection of Croatian and European lace-making centres and the spread of Croatian culture. Thereby, it contributes to the preservation of lace-making skills.
At the Festival, lace centers from Europe and Croatia participate through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. The Festival includes numerous events, such as a traditional handicraft fair, a lace themed philatelic exhibition, lace motif installations, cultural association performances, local and national folklore performances, a creative exhibition made by children, classical and popular music concerts, etc.


Related element(s) :
Lacemaking in Croatia 
303rd Sinjska Alka Knght’s Tournament
03/08/2018 - 05/08/2018Sinj
Contact:
Alka Knights’ Community Sinj (Croatia)

The chivalric tournament ‘Alka of Sinj’ was founded in 1715. It has been held continuously for three decades in accordance with a strictly codified decree, comprising historic uniforms, equipment and weapons. It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly the one called ‘aiming at the ring’ (lat. hastiludum, ital. giostra con l’anello, fr. jeu de bagues, deutch Ringstechen). Even though founded on wide European and oriental knightly traditions through many countries, Alka tournament of Sinj was a true ethic guidance for its contemporaries, in particular the inhabitants of the Cetina region. The chivalric spirit is still protected after so many centuries thanks to the multitude of colours one can see and local traditions. At the same time, the Alka tournament managed to save until now the authenticity of historical colouring which was interlaced with ancient local, oriental and Venetian influences throughout luxurious clothes and strictly defined rules of competition as well as in specific terminology related to its elements. When combined, they reflect historic coexistence and osmosis of something that may at first glance seem as two different models of civilization.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj 
21st International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2017
21/09/2017 - 24/09/2017Lepoglava
Contact:
City of Lepoglava (Croatia)

The Lopglava International Lace Festival is the largest event of its kind recognized in the County of Varaždin (Croatia) and in Europe. So far, 20 festivals have been held. From the beginning, the Festival has been focused on the promotion of the Lepoglava Lace, the connection of Croatian and European lace-making centers and spreading of Croatian culture. Thereby, it contributes to the preservation of lace-making skills and enriches the region’s touristic offerings. In 2009, Lepoglava lace-making, as a part of Croatian lace-making tradition, was included on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the ICH of Humanity.
Lace centers from Europe and Croatia participate through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. Furthermore, they represent their cultural heritage. The Festival consists of numerous events, such as a traditional handicrafts fair, a lace themed philatelic exhibition, lace motif installations, cultural associations performances, local and national folklore performances, folklore performances of ethnic minorities, creative exhibitions made by children, performances by brass bands and jazz, classical and popular music concerts …


Related element(s) :
Lacemaking in Croatia

Patronage report : English/Croatian 
302nd Sinjska Alka Knights’ Tournament
04/08/2017 - 06/08/2017Sinj
Contact:
Alka Knights’ Community Sinj (Croatia)

The chivalric tournament ‘Alka of Sinj’ was founded in 1715. It has been held continuously for three decades in accordance with a strictly codified decree, comprising historic uniforms, equipment and weapons. It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly the one called ‘aiming at the ring’. Even though founded on wide European and oriental knightly traditions through many countries, Alka tournament of Sinj was a true ethic guidance for its contemporaries, in particular the inhabitants of the Cetina region. The chivalric spirit is still protected after so many centuries thanks to the multitude of colours one can see and local traditions. At the same time, the Alka tournament managed to save until now the authenticity of historical colouring which was interlaced with ancient local, oriental and Venetian influences throughout luxurious clothes and strictly defined rules of competition as well as in a specific terminology related to its elements. When combined, they reflect historic coexistence and osmosis of something that may at first glance seem as two different models of civilization.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj 
REGATA - Rovinj’s regatta of traditional boats with lug and lateen sails organised by ‘Ecomuseum Batana’ - a community project of saguarding Rovinj’s ICH
10/06/2017 - 11/06/2017Rovinj
Contact:
Ecomuseum Batana (Croatia)

Rovinj’s regata is one of the many activities carried out by the Batana Ecomuseum - a community project aimed at safeguarding local ICH inscribed in 2016 on the UNESCO Register of good safeguarding practices. Through its varied research programmes based on knowledge, respect for cultural heritage and dialogue, inclusion, innovation, its interdisciplinary approach and use of multimedia Batana evaluates, protects, interprets, recreates, presents and communicates maritime heritage and actively reinforces the cultural identity and uniqueness of Rovinj. Since 2005 the Eco-museum in cooperation with the local Sailing Club ‘Maestral’ organizes the Rovinj regatta of traditional lug and lateen sail boats. It was established with the aims:
1. to revive the lugsail (vìla al tièrso) which completely disappeared from use at the end of the 1960s when the small Tomos outboard motors were created. This motor was produced in nearby Koper and endangered the knowledge and skills of sailing with lugsails, as well as the techniques of their making (particularly their painting);
2. to stimulate intercultural cooperation on the Adriatic, as the lugsail is specific to the areas of Venice’s lagoons, as well as the northern part of the eastern Adriatic coast and which is being achieved primarily through cooperation with the Vela al Terzo Association of Venice which deals with preserving the tradition of lugsails;
3. to create events in Rovinj to celebrate maritime culture in a creative and colourful way, marked by the batana boat which can be enjoyed by all of Rovinj’s residents and visitors.
The Regata is held in june with over 30 traditional boats from the Upper Adriatic. Besides the Regata held on Sundays we organize a traditional dinner and music event Saturday evening as to celebrate another phenomenon of intangible culture we are bearers of- the bitinada singing. This year during the Regata we will also present the UNESCO Certificate handed to the local community by the Minister of culture. The event is organized under the auspices of the Croatian Ministry of culture and UNESCO office in Croatia.


Related element(s) :
Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana Ecomuseum 
Sinjska Alka Knight’s Tournament
06/05/2017 - 06/05/2017Vukovar
Contact:
Alka Knight’s Community Sinj (Croatia)
Ivan Nasić

The chivalric tournament ‘Alka of Sinj’ was founded in 1715. It has been held continuously for three decades in accordance with strictly codified decrees, and using historic uniforms, equipment and weapons. It is a direct reflection of the ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly the one ‘aiming at the ring’ (Lat. ‘hastiludum’, Ita. ‘giostra con l’anello’, Fr. ‘jeu de bagues’, Ger. Ringstechen’). Despite being founded on broad European and oriental knightly traditions throughout many centuries, the Alka tournament of Sinj was a true ethic guidance for its contemporaries. Transposed into the local colors, it effectively safeguards the spirit of chivalry after so many centuries.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj 
20th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2016
22/09/2016 - 25/09/2016Lepoglava
Contact:
City of Lepoglava (Croatia)

The Lepoglava International Lace Festival is the largest event of its kind recognized in the County of Varazdin, Croatia and in Europe. From the beginning, the Festival has focused on the promotion of Lepoglava Lace, the connection between Croatian and European lacemaking centres and the dissemination of Croatian culture. At the Festival, lace centres from Europe and Croatia participate through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. In 2009, Lepoglava lacemaking, as part of the Croatian lace-making tradition, was inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Since 2010, the Festival has been held under the auspices of the UNESCO Office in Croatia.


Related element(s) :
Lacemaking in Croatia 
301st Sinjska Alka Knights’ Tournament
05/08/2016 - 07/08/2016Sinj
Contact:
Alka Knights Community Sinj (Croatia)

The chivalric tournament Alka of Sinj was founded in 1715. It has been held continuously for three decades in accordance with strictly codified decrees, and with historic equipment. It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly the one ‘aiming at the ring’.
To the present day, the Alka tournament has successfully presented the historical coloring which was interlaced with ancient local, oriental and Venetian influences through luxurious clothes and strictly defined rules of competition. When combined, they reflect the historic coexistence and osmosis of something that may at first glance seem like two different models of civilization.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

Patronage report : English/Croatian 
50th Anniversary of the ‘Festival of Dalmatian a cappelle singing’, Omiš, 2016
04/07/2016 - 23/07/2016Omiš, Bol, Komiža, Blato na Korčuli
Contact:
Festival dalmatinskih klapa Omiš (Croatia)

In June and July 2016, Omiš will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Festival of Dalmatian a cappella singing Omiš, hereinafter referred to as the Festival. Within the regular programme of the Festival, the plan is to organize numerous evening concerts. Furthermore, the Festival comprises two parts: one is competitive, while the other is for entertainment purposes.
The central event is to be held in Omiš inJuly, preceded by opening concerts. These opening concerts are the main part of the Festival, and will take place in June in the Dalmatian town Bol on the island of Brač, Blato na Korčuli, and Komiža.
All the concerts held during the Festival will exclusively feature traditional a cappella singing by a cappella singing groups. Moreover, all the melodies are performed in the traditional way as described in the explanation of enrollment on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

 
19th International Lepoglava Lace Festival
17/09/2015 - 20/09/2015Lepoglava
Contact:
City of Lepoglava (Croatia)

The Lopglava International Lace Festival is the largest event of its kind recognized in the County of Varaždin (Croatia) and in Europe. So far, 19 festivals have been held. From the beginning, the Festival has been focused on the promotion of Lepoglava Lace, the connection of Croatian and European lace making centers and spread of Croatian culture. Thereby, it contributes to the preservation of lace-making skills and enriches the region’s touristic offerings. In 2009, Lepoglava lace-making, as a part of Croatian lace-making tradition, was included on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the ICH of Humanity.
Lace centers from Europe and Croatia participate through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. Furthermore, they represent their cultural heritage. The Festival consists of numerous events, such as a traditional handicrafts fair, a lace themed philatelic exhibition, lace motif installations, cultural associations performances, local and national folklore performances, folklore performances of ethnic minorities, creative children’s exhibitions, performances by brass bands and jazz, classical and popular music concerts …


Related element(s) :
Lacemaking in Croatia

Patronage report : English/Croatian 
300th Sinjska Alka Knights’ Tournament
07/08/2015 - 09/08/2015Sinj, Croatia
Contact:
Alka Knights’ Community Sinj (Croatia)
Stipe Jukić, President

The chivalric tournament “Alka of Sinj” was founded in 1715. It has been held continuously for three decades in accordance with strictly codified decrees, and using historic equipment. It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly the one ‘aiming at the ring’.
To the present day, the Alka tournament has managed to present the historical coloring which was interlaced with ancient local, oriental and Venetian influences through luxurious clothes and strictly defined rules of competition. When combined, they reflect the historic coexistence and osmosis of something that may at first glance seem like two different models of civilization.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

Patronage report : English 
The 18th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2014
18/09/2014 - 21/09/2014Lepoglava, Croatia
Contact:
City of Lepoglava (Croatia)
Marjan Škvarić, Mayor

The Lepoglava International Lace Festival is the largest event of its kind recognized in the County of Varaždin, Croatia and in Europe.
So far, 17 festivals have been held. From the beginning, the Festival has been focused on the promotion of Lepoglava Lace, the connection of Croatian and European lace making centres and the spread of Croatian culture.
Thereby, it contributes to the preservation of lacemaking skills and enriches the region’s touristic offerings.
In 2009, Lepoglava lacemaking, as a part of Croatian lace-making tradition, was included on the UNESCO’s List of World Intangible Heritage.
From 2010 the Festival has been held under the auspices of the UNESCO Office in Croatia. At the Festival, lace centres from Europe and Croatia participate through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. Furthermore, they represent their cultural heritage to visitors.


Related element(s) :
Lacemaking in Croatia

Patronage report : English/Croatian 
299th Sinjska Alka Knights’ Tournament
01/08/2014 - 03/08/2014Sinj, Croatia
Contact:
Alka Knights’ Community Sinj (Croatia)
Stipe Jukić, President

The chivalric tournament “Alka of Sinj” was founded in 1715. It has been held continuously for nearly three decades in accordance with strictly codified decrees, and using historic uniforms, equipment and weapons.
It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly the one ‘aiming at the ring’ (Lat. hastiludum, Ital. giostra con l’anello, Fr. jeu de bagues, Ger. Ringstechen).
Despite being founded on broad European and oriental knightly traditions over many centuries, the Alka tournament of Sinj was a true ethical guidance for its contemporaries, the inhabitants of the Cetina region.
Transposed into local colour, it effectively safeguards the chivalric spirit after so many centuries.
At the same time, to the present day the Alka tournament has managed to save the authenticity of the historical coloring interlaced with ancient local, oriental and Venetian influences through luxurious clothes and strictly defined rules of competition as well as through the specific terminology related to its elements.
When combined, they reflect the historic coexistence and osmosis of something that may at first glance seem like two different models of civilization.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

Patronage report : English 
Festival Aklapela
25/04/2014 - 27/04/2014Dubrovnik Croatia
Contact:
Udruga AKLAPELA (Croatia)
Ksenija Matić, President

Festival Aklapela was founded in 2012 - it is a festival of the best Croatian klapas that nourish the authentic klapa singing, a festival named by a pun of the words “klapa” and “a cappella”.
The songs are performed without instrumental accompaniment, and with little or no help of amplifiers, in the same way, or a way similar to the authentic one of performing Croatian traditional klapa song.
The traditional klapa song did not evolve in concerts and for concerts, but concert performances are one of the ways to share the entire beauty of klapa singing with as many admirers as possible.
Unlike other numerous established music festivals that are successfully held in Dubrovnik, Aklapela is an entirely national musical product and, with visionary artistic leadership, has the potential to become a referent value of Croatian ethno-music.


Related element(s) :
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia

Patronage report : English/Croatian 
Activities related to the 10th anniversary
02/10/2013 - 06/10/2013Dubrovnik

City of Dubrovnik and FA “Lindjo” are planning to celebrate 10th year Anniversary of UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage through organizing a Youth Forum, Exhibition, Festival and Workshop as a part of ICCN annual event. Croatian Commission for UNESCO has adopted and supported the program.


Patronage report : English 
The 17th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2013, Croatia
19/09/2013 - 22/09/2013 Lepoglava
Contact:
City of Lepoglava (Croatia)

The Lepoglava International Lace Festival is the largest event of its kind recognized in the County of Varaždin Croatia and in Europe.
So far, 16 festivals have been held. From the beginning, the Festival has been focused on the promotion of Lepoglava Lace, the connection of Croatian and European lace making centres and the spread of Croatian culture.
Thereby it contributes to the preservation of lacemaking skills and enriches the region’s touristic offerings. In 2009, Lepoglava lacemaking, as a part of Croatian lace-making tradition, was Included on the UNESCO’s List of World Intangible Heritage.
From 2010 the Festival has been held under the auspices of the UNESCO Office in Croatia. At the Festival, lace centres from Europe and Croatia participate through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. Furthermore, they represent their cultural heritage to visitors.
The Festival consists of numerous events, such as a traditional handicrafts fair, a lace themed philatelic exhibition, lace motif installations, cultural associations performances, local folklore performances, a national folklore performance, folklore performances by ethnic minorities, creative children’s exhibition performances by brass bands and jazz, classical and popular music concerts.


Related element(s) :
Lacemaking in Croatia

Patronage report : English 
298th Sinjska Alka knights’ tournament
02/08/2013 - 04/08/2013SINJ
Contact:
ALKA KNIGHTS’ COMMUNITY SINJ (Croatia)

Chivalric tournament “Alka of Sinj” was founded in 1715. It is being held continuously for nearly three decades in accordance with strictly codified decree, with historic uniform, equipment and weapons. It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly one of ‘aiming at the ring’ (lat. hastiludum, ital. giostra con l’anello, fr. jeu de bagues, deutch Ringstechen).
Even though founded on wide European and oriental knightly traditions throughout many centuries; Alka tournament of Sinj was a true ethic guidance for its contemporaries, inhabitants of Cetina region. Being transposed into local colour it jealously protects chivalric spirit after so many centuries.
At the same time, Alka tournament managed to save until present the authenticity of historical colourness which was interlaced with ancient local, oriental and Venetian influences throughout luxurious clothes and strictly defined rules of competition as well as in specific terminology related to its elements.
When combined, they reflect historic coexistence and osmosis of something that may at first glance seem as two different models of civilization.


Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

Patronage report : English 
The 16th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2012, Croatia
20/09/2012 - 23/09/2012Lepoglava, Croatia
Contact:
City of Lepoglava (Croatia)
Patronage report : English 
Alka knight community Sinj
03/08/2012 - 05/08/2012SINJ
Contact:
ALKA KNIGHT COMMUNITY SINJ (Croatia)
IVAN NASIC,
Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

Patronage report : English 
Exhibition devoted to the Croatian elements inscribed on the Lists
12/04/2012 - 30/04/2012National park Dunav-Drava, Memorial Center, Mohacs, Hungary
Contact:
Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture,Republic of Croatia (Croatia)
Croatian Commission for UNESCO
 
Exhibition Croatian Intangible Heritage on UNESCO’s List
12/04/2012 - 30/04/2012National park Dunav-Drava, Memorial Center, Mohacs, Hungary
Contact:
Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture,Republic of (Croatia)
 
Exhibition Croatian Intangible Heritage on UNESCO’s List
09/03/2012 - 29/03/2012Palacio Porcia, Vienna, Austria
Contact:
Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture.Republic of (Croatia)
 
15th International Lace Festival Lepoglava 2011
22/09/2011 - 25/09/2011Lepoglava, Croatia
Contact:
Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture (Croatia)
Croatian Commission for UNESCO
Related element(s) :
Lacemaking in Croatia

Patronage report : English 
Sinjska Alka Knights Tournament
05/08/2011 - 07/08/2011Sinj
Contact:
Chivalric Society of the Alka (Croatia)
Croatian Comission for UNESCO
Related element(s) :
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

Patronage report : English 
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