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Days of the Alka and the Assumption 2018

The residents of Sinj, as well as their dear guests and travellers will have an opportunity to enjoy in the exceptionally rich programme with a long tradition called the Days of the Alka and the Assumption 2018.

The town of Sinj, the Alka Knights Society, the Monastery of Our Lady of Sinj, the Sinj Tourist Board and numerous associations prepared a series of content and valuable events in which everyone can find something for themselves.

Cultural and entertainment events programme consists of diverse events that range from klapa and traditional singing concerts to classical music concerts, local bands concerts, numerous theatre performances and exhibitions and film projections.The magical ambiance of the town of Alka is the best stage. Do not miss the opportunity to watch the premiere of the Alkarska nevista play (The Alka’s Bride) performed by the Sinj Amateur Theatre or the play Opsada Sinja (The Siege of Sinj) as well as Klape Gospi Sinjskoj (Klape to Our Lady of Sinj Festival), traditional concert of spiritual songs devoted to Our Lady of Sinj.

You can taste and buy domestic eco product at the 9th Sinj Village Fair. A diva of world music – Dunja Knebl – with musical ensembles Kololira and Veja will perform under the starry sky on the Kamičak Fort.



A healthy mind in the healthy body
 – many competitions and sports tournaments will be held during July and August. There will be football and mini football tournaments, basketball, bocca, handball and volleyball tournaments. Don’t forget that there will be a parachute tournament, sports fishing competition, dog exhibition and numerous other events.

The Alka festivities start on August 3 when the Bara takes place. The Alka knights will participate in the Čoja on Aug 4. On Sunday, August 4, the 303rd Alka will be held and the winner will get the Croatian tricolour. The town of Sinj will have an especially festive celebration because the Sinjska Alka coincides with the Day of Victory and the Homeland Thanksgiving Day as well as the Day of Croatian Defenders.

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will gather many believers as always. The votive Holly Masses for pilgrims will be celebrated in the Church of the Miraculous Madonna of Sinj, on the Old Town Fortress and in the Monastery courtyard. The Novena, Holy Rosary and Procession with the Painting of Our Lady of Sinj are special moments for every believer devoted to the Mother of God.

 

Photo: TB Sinj

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