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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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President Josipovic looks on as the press focuses on General Ante Gotovina.
President Josipovic looks on as the press focuses on General Ante Gotovina.
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
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.
Proud knights upholding a tradition since 1715
Proud knights upholding a tradition since 1715
Sinj Tourist Board director Jelena Bilic explains the finer points of the alka tradition to a young ...
Sinj Tourist Board director Jelena Bilic explains the finer points of the alka tradition to a young Digital Journalist.
An impressive parade of the event participants preceded the competition.
An impressive parade of the event participants preceded the competition.
New tourist information point for visitors to Sinj.
New tourist information point for visitors to Sinj.
Sinj Tourist Board
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.
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.
2015 will see the 300th anniversary of this proud tradition.
2015 will see the 300th anniversary of this proud tradition.
The Alka Courtyard was busy with horse preparations.
The Alka Courtyard was busy with horse preparations.
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
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
New info boards are the latest addition to Sinj s rapidly improving tourism presentation.
New info boards are the latest addition to Sinj's rapidly improving tourism presentation.
Sinj Tourist Board
There was plenty of accompanying music with this excellent brass band
There was plenty of accompanying music with this excellent brass band
Sinj airfield has huge potential for adventure sports such as sky diving.
Sinj airfield has huge potential for adventure sports such as sky diving.
Sinj has a fine equestrian tradition and hippodrome
Sinj has a fine equestrian tradition and hippodrome
A young Digital Journalist practising her paparazzi skills.
A young Digital Journalist practising her paparazzi skills.
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.
Alka knights parade through the main square of Sinj.
Alka knights parade through the main square of Sinj.
Dario Bajurin

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