The Sweet Istria (Slatka Istra) festival is held annually on the eve of Assumption Day, August 14, in the center of the Istrian village of Vižinada.
After a two-year break, this year will be the 24th anniversary of the event that celebrates the sweet culinary tradition of Istria and brings you its scents and flavors and takes you back to ancient times when artisans and women of Istria prepared traditional Istrian sweets.
The event validates the past and its customs, the landscape and its inhabitants. This event brings together housewives and housewives who prepare sweets according to old recipes, such as fritule, kroštule, cukerančić, paštine, pandešpanj, pinca, breskvice, bucolaj and povice, as well as a special selection of homemade cakes called “istarske užance”.
They will be presented during an exhibition in the hall of the school, where they will be evaluated by a jury of experts, and the best will be rewarded.
In addition to the exhibition, an excellent entertainment program has been prepared as well as a high-end eno-gastro offer, a football match, tastings of wine, oil and local products from the Vižinada region , a presentation of the traditional Istrian cake at Maraston House and , at the end of the evening, a concert by the Replay Band and the Vigor Group.
The festival continues in Vižinada on the second day, August 15, with the celebration of the traditional folk festival of St. Mary Vela. Concerts by the ZT Vižinada – Banda d’ottoni Visinada brass band and the KUD “Istarski želježničar” Roč brass band at 8 p.m., while at 9 p.m. the Malvazija brass band and the Mambo kings will entertain.
The event, which begins at 6 p.m., is free.
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