Top 5 kulturnih manifestacija u Srijemu koje ne smijete propustiti 2 LEKT_2

Šokački (dialect of the Šokci community) belongs to the Shtokavian dialect and incorporates first the Ikavian and then also Jekavian pronunciation. The region west of Vinkovci uses the western Ekavian (Ivankovo, Vođinci, Šiškovci, etc.), while in Vinkovci and Slakovci Ikavian is more common.

Nowadays only the elderly still use the original Šokački, which implies that it is in decline and slowly disappearing. The generation that comes after them uses the old Shtokavian dialect, but mixed with the new Shtokavian. The newer generations use Šokački only on rare occasions. više


Zaboravite na zumbu, dodjite u Srijem_shutterstock

A sound mind in a sound body is a proverb we are all familiar with. Regular exercise leaves your body fit and puts you in a great mood. Sometimes, however, is it necessary to make changes in an exercise routine because boredom leads to giving it up! Although dancing or fitness like zumba can make your days joyous and warm, spending time outdoors must not be neglected. Srijem offers a myriad of interesting sports activities all year round. više


Top 5 kulturnih manifestacija u Srijemu koje ne smijete propustiti 2 LEKT_1

You can go sightseeing anywhere in the world if you follow your interests. Following your own itinerary will allow you to get to know the place you are visiting quite well. Still, you can experience the authentic spirit of a place only if you take part in local events, something not prepared for tourists but for the locals’ enjoyment. The hospitality of Slavonia is legendary for a reason and Srijem has no shortage of events. We’ve picked the ones we like the best and we hope you will enjoy them as much as the locals do. više


Top 3 aktivnosti u seoskim domacinstvima Srijema 2 LEKT_1

The way we used to live is a mysterious, almost forgotten thing in many parts of the world but in its Croatian corner this is not much of a mystery. In Croatia, most people are only a generation away from ancestors born and bread far from the city life, from Mums or Grandpas who spent their childhoods tending horses, making bread the old fashioned way and running around on meadows. Should you wish to experience life as it was once led, family owned farms are destinations you should not miss. više


Slavni srijemski potomci 2 LEKT_2

The region of Srijem has been the home of many great men that are the pride of the entire country since ancient times. There are famous athletes, scientists, actors and poets born in Srijem, including Josip Lucić, Josip Jelačić, Fabijan Šovagović, Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Josip Kozarac, Ivica Olić and Goran Vlaović. više


Okusi i mirisi slavonsko-srijemske gastronomije 2 LEKT_2

When was the last time you saw a skinny Slavonian, let alone a Slavonian from Srijem? Slavonian cuisine is a delightful blend of aromas coming from things like the delicious ham, kulen (flavored sausage) and kulenova seka (a spicy type of kulen sausage), all the way to the large cast iron stew pots filled with beans, lamb and fish stews. With this kind of “dynamite food”, it’s best to ease its way into the stomach with a glass of home-made šljivovica (plum brandy) or some fine wine. You want to end this kind of a meal on a traditional note, so the home-made salenjak (a type of puff pastry made with pork fat and jam), or an apple and walnut strudel should be the perfect match. više


Grasevina – zlato u casi 2 LEKT

The golden nectar in a wine glass has a mysterious origin. Graševina is assumed to have come from Central Europe. Germans have called it Welschriesling since ancient times, which translates as “Romanic Riesling”, while most synonyms in Central Europe are variations on the name “Italian Riesling”. Historians assume that this wine variety found its way to our parts at the time of the Roman Empire. Yet, our name for it, graševina, suggests that it might have come from the Eastern part of the Balkans. više


Njezino velicanstvo – rakija 2 LEKT_2

The only true rakija (grappa or brandy) is Slavonian rakija, or so the saying goes. Everything else pales in comparison. This world-famous liquor has an exceptionally rich history. In the Šokadija region, there wasn’t a household or cooperative that did not have its own plum grove. In the 19th century, grappa was prepared in large clay cauldrons or steamers. Every part of the cauldron used to be made from clay and later it was replaced with metal.

When there was a good plum yield, there was no winter: jams would be made, the plums would be dried, but the most passion went into making rakija. Those with money had their own distilleries and cauldrons, while the poor would loan them na ušur (with an interest). They would usually be charged a liter of grappa per cauldron. But in the end everyone distilled their own rakija. više