This weekend was Bušari of Đakovo a 30 minute drive from Osijek. It is the biggest carnival event in the eastern part of Croatia.
In the streets of downtown Đakovo will be celebrating its 24th year with crowds gathering from all over Croatia and other countries to take part of this huge event. There is much to see with some of the biggest Buša you can imagine full of fun and comedy. With lots to see with carnival customs, song, dance and entertainment through the streets of the city.
The sights and sounds were incredible as this is one event that should be added to everyone’s wish list. It started at 3pm today in the center of Đakovo with a great turnout with perfect weather.
Here is a photo gallery of the famous event.
The Children’s Theatre in Osiek has achieved a huge success for 2017. It has been noted to be one of the most successful past years in the history of the theatre. In a report this week from republika.eu Director Ivica Lučić states that 188 performances were performed at the Children's Theater last year, with 32,829 spectators, while 76 appearances at festivals and performances for 18,700 spectators.
For the calendar year of 2017 the theatre had premiered performance: “Story of the Sea Bottom”, “Ugly Duckling”, “James and the Giant Peach”, “Knight without a horse”, and “Shut Up”. 2017 year the theatre traditionally hosted its annual events throughout the season: “Winter Fun”, “Theatre night”, “Children Theatre calls you”, and more. In total played 264 performances from premier and rehearsal programs and Ballet studio, Dance, and Drama Studios for High School Students.
James and the Giant Peach
One of the most familiar titles “James and the giant peach” by Roald Dahl was adapted to puppetry at the Children’s Theatre Branka Mihaljevića in Osijek. The text of the story was adapted by Marina Bjelić Đurić, director Dragoslav Todorović, Irina Somborac, Vladimir Pejkovic and lighting design by Igor Elek. In the play are Edi Ćelić, Aleksandra Colnarić, Maja Lučić Vuković / Kristina Fančović and Ivica Lučić / Srđan Kovačević. With many great reviews from HRT Radio Osijek, and other media outlets have taken the time to show audiences how amazing the performance has been in 2017. Since its debut with Osijek Children’s Theatre last year, they have achieved many awards for this masterpiece. The set design and costume design are just some of the elements that have stood out with the Production.
Each Performance is memorable
Each performance from the children’s theatre Branka Mihaljevića has its own uniques style appealing to all ages from young to old. Telling the story through live actors and puppeteers have been a long tradition in Croatia history. The sets and scenery carry the story acting as a backdrop with vivid colours but not distracting from the plot. Production and performers are top-notch in achieve international recognition, with performances in other cities in Croatia and in neighbouring countries. Winning the most awards last year will not stop there, as the creativity and inspiration for new productions continue. Osijek Academy of Art has mentored many award-winning students and plays an integral part in Osijek Children’s Theatre as well as other theatres throughout Croatia.
To find out more about the Children’s Theatre in Osijek:
Children’s theatre Gallery
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This month in Osijek has started off with a good start with positive things happening. In Osijek University this past week was held a lecture on campus for the students launching a brand new field of study. The lecture was presented by colleagues from Rimac Automili, Matija Gacin and Rajkumar Rajappan, and it was conceived as a confirmation of successful continuation of cooperation between Rimac Autombil and FERIT-a (i). The new course will be a first in Automotive Course with various aspects of the program. This will be of much interest to the University and will be of great interest to many students that are attending the University.
Osijek Future in Technology
With this happening and many positive changes will bring more development in the IT fields and technology companies. Osijek has the appearance of both modern world in IT and it historic base of rich cultural heritage. Attracting many people visiting Osijek and finding new entrepreneurs that are shifting Osijek to the forefront.
Dean of FERIT
Dean of FERIT, prof. Drago Žagar, said: "I am very pleased to have developed this project of cooperation with Rimac Automobiles successfully for a year or two. I'm glad we continue to develop cooperation with companies and what new companies are coming to Osijek and what new opportunities for our students are opening up. With Rimac Automobiles together we have developed a new study program - automotive computing and communications - these are the future engineers who will find the job at Rimac Automobiles. We are also cooperating with several other companies with whom we have developed a study program. This program I believe that we open space for our students to be easier to enter the labor market. On the other side, through such co-operation projects these companies come to Osijek, open offices, allowing students to stay here to live and work here. We also have a RT-RK company that which is co-owned by the faculty where 80 of our students are currently working. On the other side, through these projects of cooperation these companies come to Osijek, open offices, and give students the opportunity to stay here live and work. I can announce the arrival of another big company in Osijek. We are creating the conditions to prevent the outflow of highly educated people who are the drivers of the future development of this area.” (Translation from Osijek.031)
Students that are thinking about the idea?
Its great news that so many have said that it presents a greater influence for Osijek University as it being first launch with one of Croatia’s leading industries. One also must wonder also from a student’s point of view in Academic studies. The course itself is something to think about as the new technology is evolving quicker than the text books can be written. The other side of things is creating new opportunities for students with the ever changing IT world.
Mate Rimac on his facebook page “RIMAC Cars and FERIT (Osijek) have launched the first automotive course in Electrical Engineering / Computing (Automotive Computing and Communications)” There has been spread of this news through many portals and on-line news sites here are just a few links to see what is being said about the launch of this new venture:
Fiš paprika competition 2018 for the worst Fish soup.
The annual event Gezina Fišijada held in in tvrđa on January 14th was the place to be for Inside-Osijek. Taken place in front of the restaurant Slavonska kuća (Slavonian house) on Firingerovoj Street. The most ironic part that makes the event interesting is it's not for the best, instead, it is a competition for the worst ever fiš paprika (Fish soup paprika). There seemed to be a lot more competitors this year than any other year. With over 100 cooking areas assigned to the competitors that stretched along the full length of the street and passing around the corner of the famous Osijek Restaurant. The smell of fish soup being cooked over an open Fire was priceless. To really experience the cooking of fiš paprikaš and the amazing atmosphere you had to be there.
What to bring this Year:
With crowds of people arriving earlier it was a great chance to see how things were set-up for Gezina Fišijada. The contestants brought to tvrđa their own fish pre-cut carried in baskets and bags. With help of friends and family carrying the rest of the gear and a large caldron to cook in. The fire wood was cut up and placed in large piles for the competitors to carry to their assigned spot. Everything was well-organized by the planners as each spot had the teams name and number hung on the tri-pods.
There were a total of 100 or more registered teams at this year’s memorial of FIŠIJADA. The numbers were higher as the event has grown in popularity.. It started all in the early morning on Sunday, as there was lots of cheer and good humor of joking around. The event attracted many people from different walks of life from soccer stars, athletes, musicians and politicians. With the classical sound of tambourines bands to entertain the competitors and the citizens of Osijek. Many patrons of the event had a chance to get a free taste of fiš paprika. The weather really helped this year being warmer and and clear skies
History of the event:
It has been a long tradition in the city of Osijek with a past that should never be forgotten. Gezina Fišijada has been taking place every year in front of a restaurant called Slavonska kuća (Slavonian house) on Firingerovoj Street. There is a lot of history about the restaurant Slavonian house as it was founded in 1994 by the late Geza Gudlin. The tradition continued by Tomislav Baric who helped organize the event as a memorial of the well-known man Geza Gudlin. Hence the naming event after him calling it “Gezina Fišijada ’’. What was different was there was a catch or twist as one well knows. This may come as a surprise for most Croatians as to win first place one would have to make the worst ever fiš paprika.
The organizer Tomislav Barić and owner of Slavonska kuća (Slavonian house) explained the reason for holding the now popular event. This event was to honour a man best known as Geza Gudlina who was a legend to the city of Osijek. To remember a man in good spirits who made his mark on the River Drava. He was best known for his recipes and the way he prepared them. Such was his infamous fiš paprika. However Geza had tragically passed away 13 years ago.
There are three categories in trophies to be awarded to after the finally judging:
Loš Fiš (meaning: bad or Lousy Fish soup)
Najgori Fiš (meaning: The worst Fish Soup)
Malo Manje Fiš (meaning: A little bit bad Fish Soup)
A little bit lost in translation
Good luck to all the people taken part in todays event and have lots of fun with friends and relatives.