9th International lace festival in Pag
Proud with its lace tradition, this year Pag is preparing the 9th edition of the International Lace Festival, which successfully promotes the value of lace as a significant part of the Croatian cultural heritage and is under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, Ministry of Culture of Croatia, Zadarska County and Tourist Board of Zadar County.
The lace from Pag is an authentic Croatian souvenir and is included among the products bearing the title "originally Croatian" and in 2009 it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 2010, Pag declared " the year of Pag’s lace" and for the first time organized the 1st International lace festival in it. Throughout the past, folk costumes, furniture and walls have been decorated with this lace and today each house in Pag has at least one lace on the wall. Making Pag’s lace has nurtured through the centuries and it is passed from knee to knee. Each lace is distinctly unique and this slow and hardworking handwork still lives today at the streets of the old town.
From June 21st to June 24th at the 9th International lace festival in Pag will be presented lace makers from Croatia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia, Italy and Slovakia.
The opening ceremony of the festival is scheduled for 21 June at 7.30 pm at the Petar Krešimir IV Square. In addition to beautiful exhibitions at various locations, you will be able to enjoy a rich program as well.
Photography: Elvis Šmit