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  • Jakovlja

    28.07.2017 - 29.07.2017

    Kanfanar

    Folk festival and Istrian cattle fair


    Folk festival and Istrian cattle fair

    Today a folk festivity, once a fair on St. Jacob's Day, Jakovlja truly has a long tradition. With the aim of preserving Istrian folk heritage, the local fair ground in Kanfanar becomes the venue for the traditional fair of Istrian oxen that takes place on Jakovlja. The Istrian ox descends from the extinct primeval ox that was once prevalent in Istria. This ox of pure breed is believed to be the largest mammal in Europe and one of the most beautiful in the whole world. It is well known as a meek animal that has always been the most important farm animal in Istria. Boškarini graze and browse on almost everything on this soil, so thanks to them forests and pastureland once looked like parks.

    The parade of Istrian oxen is the most entertaining part of St. Jacob’s Day in Kanfanar. The long tradition of celebrating St. Jacob’s Day begins with a rare parade of oxen, accompanied by a brass band and majorettes. Some of the oxen draw old farm waggons, carrying folk singers and dancers, wine barrels and ploughs. The nostalgic scene of past times and customs passes through Kanfanar to the site where the cattle are weighed, with the heaviest animal winning first prize. An ox-ploughing competition takes places on a nearby field for the best score in obedience. The merry parade then heads back to the fairgrounds, where a jury examines each head of cattle in the beauty category. Finally, winners in all three categories are announced. Adding to the fun of the parade, folk music and dance are a variety of daylong activities, such as bicycling, a bocce ball tournament, a clay pigeon shooting contest and a selection of gastronomic specialties.

    Info:

    TZ Kanfanar
    T. +385 (0)52 825244, F. (0)52 825043
    info@istria-kanfanar.com

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  • Fužijada

    28.07.2017

    Kanfanar-Canfanaro, Trg (Square)

    Gastronomic event

    Trg (Square)

    Gastronomic event

    Since the beginning of the 20th century, when Grandma Luca accidentally knead fuzi because she wanted to surprise her dear guest with an unusual homemade pasta, Istrian cuisine is not the same. Discover the story behind the most famous Istrian pasta, get your senses captivated with flavors and tastes of local homemade cuisine and dare to join the adventure of finding the golden fuz.

    Info:

    TZ Kanfanar
    Trg Marka Zelka 3, Kanfanar T. +385 (0)52 825244
    info@istria-kanfanar.com

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  • Dvigrad Festival: Tonos humanos

    20.08.2017

    Maružini (Kanfanar-Canfanaro), Crkva svete Marije Snježne

    Early music festival

    21:30 h

    Crkva svete Marije Snježne

    Early music festival

    In the early Middle Ages two towns existed here, of which only one, Dvigrad-Duecastelli, was populated throughout the entire medieval period, until the 17th century. Its exciting history started with a Roman settlement and continued with various owners in the middle ages. In the middle of the 17th century Istria was hit by black plague and malaria so the last three families left Dvigrad in 1714. The town with two rings of walls, several ramparts and remains of the early Christian church of St Sophia will be, just for short, awaken again with sounds of this early music festival.

    Info:

    TZ Kanfanar
    Trg Marka Zelka 3, Kanfanar T. +385 (0)52 825244
    info@istria-kanfanar.com

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  • Dvigrad Festival: Orpheus guslar

    01.09.2017

    Dvigrad-Duecastelli (Kanfanar-Canfanaro), Bazilika svete Sofije

    Early music festival

    17:30 h

    Bazilika svete Sofije

    Early music festival

    In the early Middle Ages two towns existed here, of which only one, Dvigrad-Duecastelli, was populated throughout the entire medieval period, until the 17th century. Its exciting history started with a Roman settlement and continued with various owners in the middle ages. In the middle of the 17th century Istria was hit by black plague and malaria so the last three families left Dvigrad in 1714. The town with two rings of walls, several ramparts and remains of the early Christian church of St Sophia will be, just for short, awaken again with sounds of this early music festival.

    Info:

    TZ Kanfanar
    Trg Marka Zelka 3, Kanfanar T. +385 (0)52 825244
    info@istria-kanfanar.com

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  • Zakantajmo istrijanske kante

    09.09.2017

    Barat (Kanfanar-Canfanaro)

    Musical event


    Musical event

    One of the most valuable things of Istrian cultural heritage is a specific folk song singing style, so-called “singing at thin and thick”. As such, the two part narrow intervals of Istrian and Croatian coast are included in the UNESCO representative list of intangible cultural heritage, which has become one of the 13 intangible Croatian assets protected by this organisation. In order to preserve the traditional Istrian folk singing, people can visit the manifestation “Sing the Traditional Istrian songs” in September in Barat, where this specific and unique type of folk singing is heard.

    The authentic Istria has been created from generation to generation, with family gatherings around a fire place. To experience this, one should come and see the Kantadurs of Barat, where singing verses were taught by grandparents underneath the open sky, at the bottom of the Saint Peter in Chains church.

    Info:

    TZ Kanfanar
    Trg Marka Zelka 3, Kanfanar T. +385 (0)52 825244
    info@istria-kanfanar.com

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  • The 1st of May PLUFism

    01.05.2018

    Limski kanal (Kanfanar-Canfanaro)

    International competition in throwing rocks in water and making the best 'pluf'


    International competition in throwing rocks in water and making the best 'pluf'

    Info:

    TZ Kanfanar
    Trg Marka Zelka 3, Kanfanar T. +385 (0)52 825244
    info@istria-kanfanar.com

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  • Fužijada

    27.07.2018

    Kanfanar-Canfanaro, Trg (Square)

    Gastronomic event

    Trg (Square)

    Gastronomic event

    Since the beginning of the 20th century, when Grandma Luca accidentally knead fuzi because she wanted to surprise her dear guest with an unusual homemade pasta, Istrian cuisine is not the same. Discover the story behind the most famous Istrian pasta, get your senses captivated with flavors and tastes of local homemade cuisine and dare to join the adventure of finding the golden fuz.

    Info:

    TZ Kanfanar
    Trg Marka Zelka 3, Kanfanar T. +385 (0)52 825244
    info@istria-kanfanar.com

    More
  • Jakovlja

    28.07.2018

    Kanfanar

    Folk festival and Istrian cattle fair


    Folk festival and Istrian cattle fair

    Today a folk festivity, once a fair on St. Jacob's Day, Jakovlja truly has a long tradition. With the aim of preserving Istrian folk heritage, the local fair ground in Kanfanar becomes the venue for the traditional fair of Istrian oxen that takes place on Jakovlja. The Istrian ox descends from the extinct primeval ox that was once prevalent in Istria. This ox of pure breed is believed to be the largest mammal in Europe and one of the most beautiful in the whole world. It is well known as a meek animal that has always been the most important farm animal in Istria. Boškarini graze and browse on almost everything on this soil, so thanks to them forests and pastureland once looked like parks.

    The parade of Istrian oxen is the most entertaining part of St. Jacob’s Day in Kanfanar. The long tradition of celebrating St. Jacob’s Day begins with a rare parade of oxen, accompanied by a brass band and majorettes. Some of the oxen draw old farm waggons, carrying folk singers and dancers, wine barrels and ploughs. The nostalgic scene of past times and customs passes through Kanfanar to the site where the cattle are weighed, with the heaviest animal winning first prize. An ox-ploughing competition takes places on a nearby field for the best score in obedience. The merry parade then heads back to the fairgrounds, where a jury examines each head of cattle in the beauty category. Finally, winners in all three categories are announced. Adding to the fun of the parade, folk music and dance are a variety of daylong activities, such as bicycling, a bocce ball tournament, a clay pigeon shooting contest and a selection of gastronomic specialties.

    Info:

    TZ Kanfanar
    T. +385 (0)52 825244, F. (0)52 825043
    info@istria-kanfanar.com

    More

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Tourist Board is not responsable for any decision of the organizers to change the terms, participants, programmes and prices or to cancel performances

Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016 and 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

  • Best Wine Regions for Winter and Spring Travel 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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