The 57th edition of the traditional Vinkovci Autumn Festival (Vinkovačke Jeseni), celebrating all things Slavic with events, has started in the eastern Croatian town of Vinkovci.
The annual festival marks the beginning of autumn, a season in which the Slavs reap many fruits for their hard work during the year.
The Vinkovci Autumn Festival is a celebration of Slavic lifestyle, customs and culture and aims to give festival goers an insight into all things Slavic, including food, dance , the music, the costume and the dialects.
The 57th Vinkovci Autumn Festival, which is one of the largest displays of traditional culture in this part of Europe, kicked off on Friday with a folklore evening and will run until September 18.
On Sunday, 2,500 of the youngest conservatives of traditional culture from 50 folklore groups will participate in the Children’s Parade, which is one of the oldest traditions.
Entertainment continues throughout the day in the Garden of Ideas, culminating in a concert by Japanese pianist Yoko Nishi, whose musical magic will take over the museum’s Lapidarium in the evening.
The children’s folklore festival will end with a concert at noon for all children, when Minea will take the Vinkovački Jeseni stage.
You can find more details about the rest of the program during the week on the web web site.