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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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The first procession to mark the start of Coja 2013
The first procession to mark the start of Coja 2013
The crowd parted and there he was - Croatia s most popular man  General Ante Gotovina.
The crowd parted and there he was - Croatia's most popular man, General Ante Gotovina.
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.
A young Digital Journalist practising her paparazzi skills.
A young Digital Journalist practising her paparazzi skills.
The crowd parted and there he was - Croatia s most popular man  General Ante Gotovina.
The crowd parted and there he was - Croatia's most popular man, General Ante Gotovina.
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.
The famous Alka rings
The famous Alka rings
One of Sinj s access roads is closed and covered in soil weeks before the tournament
One of Sinj's access roads is closed and covered in soil weeks before the tournament
President Josipovic looks on as the press focuses on General Ante Gotovina.
President Josipovic looks on as the press focuses on General Ante Gotovina.
Alka knights parade through the main square of Sinj.
Alka knights parade through the main square of Sinj.
Dario Bajurin
Energetic Sinj Tourist Board director Jelena Bilic  whose achievements in promoting Sinj have been c...
Energetic Sinj Tourist Board director Jelena Bilic, whose achievements in promoting Sinj have been considerable.
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
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.
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
Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic made the trip down from the capital.
Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic made the trip down from the capital.
Only men born in Sinj and surrounding villages can take part in the tournament
Only men born in Sinj and surrounding villages can take part in the tournament
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 airfield has huge potential for adventure sports such as sky diving.
Sinj airfield has huge potential for adventure sports such as sky diving.
Proud knights upholding a tradition since 1715
Proud knights upholding a tradition since 1715

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