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On 11 September each year, the day of the beheading of St. John the Baptist, inhabitants of the villages around Ozren mountain go to Gostilij to pick iva grass. After hiking up the hills, villagers of all social, gender and age groups pick iva grass, both individually and in groups. Iva must be picked carefully and pickers need to find it among the higher grass; the process therefore usually takes a few hours. Read more......

Singing to the accompaniment of the Gusle – a simple string instrument – is an ancient art of performing primarily heroic epics practised for centuries as a form of historical memory and an expression of cultural identity. Performances involve a complex form of interaction between the audience and performer and are based on the skills and creativity of soloist artists (guslars): the guslars’ ability to dramatize poetic content, body language and charisma are key for successful performances.Read more......

The year 2018, as the European Year of Cultural Heritage, is an opportunity to value the role of Europe's cultural heritage in fostering a shared sense of history and identity. The Year will highlight cultural heritage as a resource for Europe, bringing multiple benefits, in terms of intercultural dialogue, social cohesion and economic growth, and promoting European dimension in the sector. More info at: https://eeas.europa.eu...