Djakovo Embroidery

Djakovo Embroidery Photo: Tourist Board of Osijek-Baranja County

Event of the original ethnic folklor

Djakovo, June 21 –  July 7, 2019 | 10:00 - 21:00

Place: Strossmayer’s park

53rd Djakovo Embroidery (Croatian „Đakovački vezovi“) is well known and established event of the original ethnic folklore held every year in Djakovo, small city in Slavonia region, in Eastern Croatia.

The event has also an international character as it gathers original folk groups from all over the world. It primarily cultivates and maintains the tradition and authenticity of this region and other parts of Croatia: national costumes, folk dance, traditional combing, horse breeding and local gastronomy.

The accompanying events are various exhibitions, equestrian shows and other cultural and tourist events.

The programme of main final three days:

5.7.2019. (Friday)

  • The oppening ceremony of the 53. Đakovački vezovi - Strossmayer Square in front of St. Peter's Cathedral
  • Music program 

6.7.2019. (Saturday)

  • International folklore pageant - Stage in Strossmayer’s Park
  • Music program 

7.7.2019. (Sunday)

  • Procession through the streets of Djakovo – from Mali Park (Small Park) to Strossmayer’s Park (folklor associations, equesterians ...)
  • International folklore pageant, Croatian folklore pageant, Slavonia and Baranja folklore pageant - Stage in Strossmayer’s Park.
  • The closing ceremony “Slavonijo, zemljo plemenita” (The generous land of Slavonia) during which the best presentation of traditional costume is awarded.
  • Music program  

The entire city is involved in this event. The awareness of the cultural and artistic significance of Djakovo Embroidery is rooted in all inhabitants of this region and they are very proud of their event of original folklore.

Facts about event

Djakovo Embroidery were awarded for Merit in Tourism in 2005 with International Tourist Certificate of FEST - European Federation of Travel Journalists based in Rome.

  • Exhibitions, music programs and performances
  • Held since 1967
  • One of the largest traditional events in Croatia
  • In 2013 awarded as best cultural event in Croatia
  • Many other awards during long tradition
  • Tens of thousands of participants
  • Children's Folklore Festival
  • Selection of the most beautiful national costume
  • International ethno film festival "Heart of Slavonia"
  • Gastrofest "Djakovo Embroidery" in Vezovski tent
  • Parade with all participants along streets of Djakovo

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