Ivanic Grad.

City of Ivanic Grad.

INVITATION FOR THE 11th INTERNATIONAL CARNIVAL OF IVANIĆ-GRAD

7th and 8th of June 2019.

To whom it may concern

It is our honour to invite you to the 11th International Frog Carnival, which will be held in Ivanić-Grad on 7th and 8th of June 2019.

The International Frog Carnival is a traditional event organized by the City of Ivanić-Grad, the Association of Frogs and the Tourist Board of the City of Ivanić-Grad, which brings together a large number of participants from Croatia and abroad.

During our City Days on June 7th, we invite you touvertre of the carnival party with music group Rišpet.

The carnival will officially be on June 8th by the reception of representatives of groups, cities and members of the FEEC at the Open University at 16.00hours.

After the reception we will continue celebration of City Days with a rich cultural and entertaining program, where wewill hold the 2nd KidsCarnival at 17.00 hours, while the Main International Parade will be held at 19.00 hours.

After the presentation of groups from home and abroad, we will have an entertainment program with the famous Croatian group Jura Stublić and Film on the main stage, and a good atmosphere for participants of the carnival party for will be ensured by the local music group Standard.

With regards,

Director Tourist board                                                Mayor of the

  City of Ivanić-Grad                                                       City of Ivanić-Grad

AnkicaBešter                                         JavorBojanLeš

Visit report – 11th International Carnival in Ivanić Grad – Croatia

07.- 09.06.2019.

The rich program for visitors began on Friday night,. On Saturday, in the morning, the 15th Craft Fair “Tradition Gastronomy Tourism” was inaugurated. The fair brought together about 30 exhibitors from all over Croatia, and visitors, among other things, had the opportunity to purchase local eco products and taste traditional dishes.

From Ivanić Grad, Croatian Television aired the highly-watched show “Good Morning Croatia”. In this show spoked mayor Javor Bojan Leš and I as International vice president of FECC.

On Saturday afternoon, Deputy Mayor Željko Posilović and the Carnival Association Frogs organized a reception for FECC members and leaders of carnival groups. On that occasion, on behalf of the International Board, I awarded the City Ivanić Grad with a plaque “Memoriam Vivat”, and the Deputy Mayor Željko Posilović and the President of NGO Frog  Suzana Lovrešćak  with  FECC Medal.

At the grand opening of the carnival, the Mayor of Ivanić-Grad, Javor Bojan Leš, said that Ivanić-Grad want to be profiled as a tourist destination, so that significant financial resources are invested in cultural and entertainment facilities. Carnival in these summer months is a great complement for tourist offer.

Carnival started with kid’s parade, attended by 12 children masked group and 280 youngsters. After the children’s parade, Ivanić-Grad had a big carnival parade. The Eleventh International Frog Carnival brought together 26 carnival groups, with around 500 participants from Croatia, Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Montenegro.

The evening continued in the same rhythm with a concert very popular Jure Stublić & Film.

International Frog Summer Carnival is the first continental carnival in Croatia initiated by the Carnival Association “Frog” from Ivanić-Grad and sponsored by the City and the Tourist Board.

                                                                                                         Josip Silov

                                                                                              International FECC Vice-president

visit report of 10th Frog carnival in Ivanić -Grad

visit report of 10th Frog carnival in Ivanić -Grad

Visit report to the 10th Frog Carnival in Ivanić Grad

 from 08.06. until 10.06.2018.

  1. and 9.06. 2018. – We come to Ivanić Grad

On Friday we were welcomed by NGO ŽABA and Deputy Mayor Željko Posilović. There was also our friends from Belgium, Secretary of FECC Belgium and newly elected member of the International Board Guy Van Der Eecken and his wife Marie Louise.

On Friday night began  warming for the jubilee 10th Frog Carnival. All together, the carnival group from the Župa Dubrovačka, Budva and others sang and danced with great musicians Bathala Rota Gipsy Band from Novi Sad. When Samba Quilombo arrived from Vienna, we were thrilled with a common play. In this carnival group there are actually three male members – the Brazilians.

The second morning we participated in the TV show Dobro jutro Hrvatska. Then, members ofFECC  IB went to the Family Radio. At the Crafts Fair, we tried traditional delicacies prepared by women from KUD “IVANIĆ”.

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9.06.2018. – Konjada in Kloštar Ivanić

Deputy Mayor of Ivanić Grad Željko Posilović organized us perfectly early afternoon in Kloštar Ivanić. Within the Municipality Day Kloštar Ivanić held 16th State and 21st County Exposition and evaluation of horses of original protected breeds. We participated in the ceremonial procession of the barn. The exhibition was opened by honorary citizen of Kloštar Ivanić general Mladen Markač and Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandić. It was an unforgettable experience. Thank to the Mayor Željko Filipović and to the President of the Municipal Council of Kloštar Ivanić Krešimir Bunjevac for a kind invitation.

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9.06.2018. – Reception of Deputy Mayor of Ivanić Grad

Representatives of the FECC and guest groups from abroud received Deputy Mayor of Ivanić Grad Željko Posilović, Director of Tourist Board Ankica Bešter and President of NGO Žaba Suzana Lovrenščak. Mr Željko Posilović warmly welcomed all guests and emphasized that the 10th International Frog Carnival is one of the central events in the occasion of the birthday of the city. „We are very pleased that our carnival becomes the strongest continental carnival in Croatia and that we are visited by the representatives of IB FECC. We received invitationand to visit Belgium.“ – said the Director of Tourist Board Ankica Bešter. Secretary of the FECC Belgium, Mr Guy Van Der Eecken said that he was delighted with carnival events and in general with continental Croatia.  „We are proud ofgrowing  our carnival. Every year, more and more countries take part, and that is very important thing – said the president of Carnival associations Frog Suzana Lovrenščak. As  FECC Vice President  I congratulated the hosts on th

e 10th birthday of the International Summer Frog Carnival and awarded Deputy Mayor Željko Posilović with the FECC Plaque Memoria Vivat and Mrs. Suzana Lovrešćak with memorial medal of the FECC.

9.06.2018 – First Children’s Carnival in Ivanić Grad

In cooperation with schools, kindergartens and associations the City Ivanić Grad, the Tourist Board and the NGO “Žaba” organized the First Children’s Carnival for children of preschool and school Age. A small carnival parade with 13 carnival groups was led by FECC officials and deputy mayor Željko Posilović. The rhythm of the parade was given by Samba musicians from Vienna Samba Quilombo. On the main stage, a crowd citizens and guests was addressed by mayor Javor Bojan Leš and me as international FECC vice president. Bravo for 300 small, fun and creative carnivalists that have sprung up Ivanić Grad. The future of the Frog Carnival is ensured.

Thank to all the educators and teachers who prepared the choreographies for children.

9.06.2018. – 10th International Frog Carnival in Ivanić Grad

There were 25 carnival groups with about 400 carnivalists from Austria, Montenegro, Italy, Slovenia and all over Croatia.  The rhythm of this big parade was also given by excellent drummers “Samba Quilombo” from Vienna. They danced in the streets of Ivanić Grad and with the drums “warmed” the atmosphere. Numerous visitors and members of the FECC, including two members of the International Board, followed the performances of carnival groups  The last performers were hosts NGO Frogs and delighted all the present. The evening continued in the same rhythm, with the concert of Mario Petreković and the band Soulfingers.

We celebrated the 10th birthday of the Frog Carnival and the 68th birthday of Guy Van Der Eecken  in Hotel Ivaničanka.

We congratulate the organizers on the excellent organization of the 10th International Frog Carnival, 1st Children’s Carnival and all accompanying events. Great thanks to the warm hospitality and the unforgettable days we spent in Ivanić Grad and Kloštar Ivanić.

International FECC vicepresident

Josip Silov

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