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Sinjska Alka...the tournaments of Hrvatska.

Sinjska Alka: the tournaments of Hrvatska/Croatia

In 1715 the town of Sinj, located in the southern inland part of Dalmatia, Croatia was under attack by 10,000 strong Ottoman Army. Wanting to occupy Sinj, the Ottomans had reached the edge of town and were close to taking ownership. The battle for Sinj was brutal, with just 1,500 defenders the local priests of Sinj prayed to the almighty for the town to be saved.

Sinjska Alka: A 300-Year-old Knights' Tournament

The Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament, August 2 - August 4 Sinj, Croatia.

A Pandour From Croatia | Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg | V&A Search the Collections

A Pandour From Croatia

Take a picture with the Roman Soldiers in Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia. Must remember this!!

Take a picture with the Roman Soldiers in Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia. Must remember this!

sinjska alka - Google pretraživanje

sinjska alka - Google pretraživanje

Croatia, Turopolje, narodna nošnja Turopolja, mlade snahe iz sela Blato kraj Zagreba oko 1935.g.

Croatia, Turopolje, narodna nošnja Turopolja, mlade snahe iz sela Blato kraj Zagreba oko 1935.g.

The proud sons of Cetinska krajina celebrate the majestic victory over the Ottomans in 1715 by holding the famous knight’s tournament “Sinjska alka” on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption.

Sinjska alka / equestrian competition commemorating the victory over Ottoman Turks / UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists / Croatia

Sinjska alka.

Sinjska Alka Marching the Alka Ilija Veselica

Nin, Croatia /  Statue of Branimir  / ruler of the Duchy of Croatia who reigned as knez (duke) from 879 to 892.  During his reign, Croatia retained its sovereignty from both Frankish and Byzantine rule, and became a fully recognized state.

Nin, Croatia_ Statue of Branimir _ruler of the Duchy of Croatia who reigned as knez (duke) from 879 to During his reign, Croatia retained its sovereignty from both Frankish and Byzantine rule, and became a fully recognized state.

Zvončari (the bellmen) is the characteristic folk custom maintained in the region around Rijeka, Croatia.

Zvončari (the bellmen) is the characteristic folk carnival custom maintained in the region around Rijeka, Croatia.

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