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Sinj Alka, a UNESCO tradition turning 300 in Dalmatia, Croatia Special

Sinj - One of Croatia's most important cultural events turns 300 this year. An interview with Sinj Tourist Board director Jelena Bilic.

Sinj Alka knights parade in Zagreb ahead of 300-year anniversary

Zagreb - As one of Croatia's most important cultural events approaches its 300-year anniversary, the Alka knights of Sinj parade on the main square of the capital Zagreb.

Denis Gugic wins 299th Alka knight tournament in Sinj, Croatia

Sinj - One of Croatia's oldest and proudest events, the Sinj Alka knights' tournament, is won in front of the president by Denis Gugic.

Croatia past, present, future: Josipovic, Gotovina at Sinj Alka

Sinj - Some of Croatia's leading public figures congregate in the historic town of Sinj for the first Alka tournament since joining the EU.
 

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Unlike many other tourist attractions  the alkari dress for themselves - this is a proud tradition d...
Unlike many other tourist attractions, the alkari dress for themselves - this is a proud tradition dating back almost 300 years.
Sinj is an adventure paradise  and the region of inland Dalmatia is becoming more popular as an outd...
Sinj is an adventure paradise, and the region of inland Dalmatia is becoming more popular as an outdoor activity destination.
ilija Veselica
A winner is announced - Ante Zorica  now a three-time winner.
A winner is announced - Ante Zorica, now a three-time winner.
The 17 horses who took part in the event were groomed and dressed at the Alka courtyard.
The 17 horses who took part in the event were groomed and dressed at the Alka courtyard.
General Ante Gotovina receives an award at Alka 2013 in Sinj.
General Ante Gotovina receives an award at Alka 2013 in Sinj.
The dignitaries and alkari lined up for a photo shoot with the waiting media.
The dignitaries and alkari lined up for a photo shoot with the waiting media.
The alkari presented themselves to the crowd before the Coja began
The alkari presented themselves to the crowd before the Coja began
Impressive traditional dress for the Coja
Impressive traditional dress for the Coja
Sinj has a fine equestrian tradition and hippodrome
Sinj has a fine equestrian tradition and hippodrome
An early morning stroll on Alka Sunday can bring chance meetings with real knights
An early morning stroll on Alka Sunday can bring chance meetings with real knights
A rather ununsual musical instrument at the rural fair - made of stone. Note the alka on the top.
A rather ununsual musical instrument at the rural fair - made of stone. Note the alka on the top.
Croatian President Ivo Josipovic was in good chair and happy to meet with people.
Croatian President Ivo Josipovic was in good chair and happy to meet with people.
The first procession to mark the start of Coja 2013
The first procession to mark the start of Coja 2013
A young Digital Journalist practising her paparazzi skills.
A young Digital Journalist practising her paparazzi skills.
The famous Alka rings
The famous Alka rings
2015 will see the 300th anniversary of this proud tradition.
2015 will see the 300th anniversary of this proud tradition.
Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic made the trip down from the capital.
Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic made the trip down from the capital.
New tourist information point for visitors to Sinj.
New tourist information point for visitors to Sinj.
Sinj Tourist Board
The knights of Alka parading through the streets of Zagreb ahead of the 300 year celebrations of one...
The knights of Alka parading through the streets of Zagreb ahead of the 300 year celebrations of one of Croatia's most important cultural events.
Sinj Tourist Board

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