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  • Mali kanat

    22.03.2019

    Pazin, Spomen dom (Memorial centre)

    Meeting of children and youth choirs

    Spomen dom (Memorial centre)

    +385 (0)52 624 333

    Meeting of children and youth choirs

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  • S klobasicom u Europu - With Sausage in Europe

    23.03.2019 - 24.03.2019

    Sveti Petar u Šumi

    7th international sausage festival


    7th international sausage festival

    World Sausage Stuffing on Beka Championship
    The ancient Istrian way of stuffing sausages, which dates back to a period when meat used to make sausages was cut with a knife instead of being grounded with a meat grinder, is the so called “stuffing on beka”. In this case the beka is a freshly cut willow switch, the same type used to bind the vines in the vineyard or for basket weaving.

    A beka was used to shape a loop or half moon, the beginning of the swine casing would then be tightened over this rounded shape, and the meat filling would then be put into the casing by hand. In reviving this ancient skill, which is closely related to the tradition of sausage making in Istria, the fair in Sv. Petar u Šumi is enriched with an attractive and entertaining competition to which many contestants from outside Istra apply.

    The championship is conducted in two rounds: on the first day of the fair, all registered competitors pass through the qualifying rounds, while the finals take place on the second day during the afternoon. Each competitor, both in the qualifications and in the finals, receives 2 kg of finished meat mix, 5 m of swine casing, a willow switch called a beka, and is given 20 minutes. In that time, he/she has to stuff and shape as many sausages as possible, and points are assigned for speed, having a casing stuffing without air pockets or cavities, for the external appearance of the sausages and their total weight.

    The World Sausage Stuffing on Beka Championships have been taking place as part of the European Sausage Fair since 2014.

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  • Titon

    29.03.2019

    Pazin, Spomen dom (Memorial centre)

    Theatrical performance

    Spomen dom (Memorial centre)

    +385 (0)52 624 333

    Theatrical performance

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  • 100 miles of Istria: Yellow course

    12.04.2019 - 14.04.2019

    Motovun - Umag

    Trail race


    Trail race

    The shortest trail is dedicated to beginners in trail running. It starts at the bottom of the town of Motovun, climbs up the town and merges with the 100 miles trail. With the elevation difference of 1.170 m and a time limit of 8 hours, this trail is not very challenging, but nevertheless, has all the elements of a real trail race: it leads you through steep climbs and slopes, wide paths, intact single tracks and charming hill towns - a real treat!

    Welcome to the 7th edition of the ultra trail race ''100 miles of Istria''! 
    » Info: www.istria100.com
    » Registration


    Info about the races:
    Red 100 miles
    100 miles (168 km) | +6.539 m | -6.819 m
    Start @ Labin, Friday, 16:00

    Blue 110 km
    110 km | +4.394 m | -4.394 m
    Start @ Lovran, Friday, 22:00

    Green 67 km
    67 km | +2.441 m | -2.521 m
    Start @ Buzet, Saturday, 12:00

    Yellow 41 km
    41 km | +1.129 m | -1.279 m
    Start @ Motovun (parking) Saturday, 09:00



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  • Istrian pinca under the baking lid

    14.04.2019

    Paladnjaki (Žminj)

    Revival of Easter traditions


    Revival of Easter traditions

    In April, the Easter spirit will rule over Žminj, a small picturesque village in central Istria, in which the event dedicated to pinca, the traditional Istrian Easter sweet bread will take place. This event reminds us of the not so distant past when the custom of baking pinca played a very important role during Easter festivities, and all visitors will be able to see and taste what people used to eat for Easter breakfast.

    Hardworking housewives from all over Istria will show their Easter sweet breads and Easter pastries for tasting. They will delight in showing you how the pinca was once kneaded and baked by the fireplace and they will share their recipes. Pinca was once prepared in every household for Easter.

    This was one of the few sweet dishes at the modest Easter table in many households. Women used to knead this sweet bread with raisins the day before in order to make the dough reach the desired size, and it was baked in large bread ovens. Unlike bread, the sugar, eggs and obligatory raisins are added to the pinca dough. At the end, the top of the bread is cut into the shape of a cross and decorated with olive leaves.

    However, it is not just the pinca that is an unmissable part of the Easter tradition in Istria. Jajarice were also baked on this day for children. These are braided buns onto which a boiled egg is added to the top. Children were always especially excited about this gift, which they would receive with a painted egg given to them for Easter lunch by every member of the family.

    Info:

    TZ Žminj
    Čakavska kuća bb, 52341 Žminj
    info@istria-zminj.com

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  • Gračišće Wine Festival

    22.04.2019

    Gračišće, Starogradska jezgra

    Starogradska jezgra

    T.+385 (0)52 687 111

    The Wine Festival of Central Istria will be held traditionally on Easter Monday. On the day when the streets of medieval Gračišće are turned into a large inn in the open, visitors will be given the opportunity for wine tasting in the old town core in 18 taverns. The wine tasting begins at 11 hours, when is the official opening of the festival, until the 19 hours when the tavern are closed.

    The winner ceremony will be held on the day of the event at the center in Gračišće.

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  • Istrakon

    26.04.2019 - 28.04.2019

    Pazin, Spomen dom (Memorial centre)

    Science fiction convention

    Spomen dom (Memorial centre)

    Science fiction convention

    Welcome to the world of dreams

    For a few days in spring, Pazin, city in the heart of Istria, becomes the venue for a very unusual event - science fiction convention. After being held for the first time in 2000 it soon grew into a real festival of borderline sciences, SF literature and films, accompanied by a rich program of lectures, computer workshops, card playing tournaments, creative writing workshops, sports competitions, fashion shows and theme parties.

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018


  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 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

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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