Culture

The city of Pag has a long and rich history, as evidenced by the numerous cultural and historical monuments and rich cultural heritage of its people with pride and great love cherish and protect. By transmitting from generation to generation love of folk costumes, traditional jewelery, lace, Pag tancu, performing Robinja, masquerading in Carnival, Pag Rićavcu wheel people are preventing tooth of time to harm it.

 

Costumes of Pag is one of the most traditional values of the Croatian coast. The most recognizable female costume is white “blankets” – starched linen in the form of a triangle, with the rim is decorated with inlaid and bordered Pag lace, embroidery, and the head was sticking three pins. With pelvic opening shirts, longitudinally from neck to waist is decorated with original lace stitch called “Pag weight.” Traditional jewelry is a gold necklace, a ring which is called the Pag “peružini” and big earrings or “ročini” hanging in the shapes of bells or small breads. Year 2010. under the auspices of the town of Pag is reconstructed Kaban. The wide cloak with a hood of the Pag men’s costumes, and after reconstruction the first time it was publicly presented by Group members called “Sol” on the Pag winter carnival. White gold, except that Pag may not boast any of the islands is widely known and appreciated lace whose way of making the specimens preserved through oral tradition and practical work. Today there is no family that does not keep Pag lace framed on the wall of his house and proudly shows it to everyone who warmly welcomed into her home while she jealously careful to keep her and left a legacy to their children and grandchildren.

 

Part of the rich folk heritage of the Pag dance, a dance show performed to the accompaniment of instruments “chasuble,” mih “which is actually processed sheep or goat skin, with a tube for blowing air and instrument” twin “at the bottom of the instrument. Today Dance performed by members of the Cultural Fellowship and members of the folklore section of the elementary school. It is performed in traditional costumes, and is recognized by lateral rotation, where boys and girls twisted her hips forward. Folk drama Slave contains within itself a number of ancient elements that were incurred prior to the establishment of Catholicism, and as such are subsequently put in the “Pasko slave.” Until now held mostly by word of mouth and less rewriting the text, and it still performed three groups of members of KUD Fellowship. It is traditionally performed during the carnival and in the summer of Pag and Ethno evening. Members of the KUD, Slave have often performed outside of Pag, the youngest performers at the child festival of Šibenik and the older in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and at many other events. The tradition of masking in Pag is nurtured more than 80 years in the last 50 years people of Pag are organizing every summer the “summer carnival” and thus show their guests a rich carnival tradition on which they are proud. Accompanied by the City music and with “Kolar” led they dance traditionally Pasko round. This unique tradition gathers young and old, sometimes in a few rounds while dancing around the edges of the main square.

 

During the summer in the town of Pag, except the “summer carnival” is held many cultural events such as Pasko cultural summer as part of which is held a series of cultural and entertainment events. In the gallery of the Church of St. George and in the City Hall Art exhibitions are held, and in Skrivanat Tower and in the atrium of the Rector’s Palace are organized theater performances and concerts.
Some parts of inherited wealth are protected, so the weight of Pag and famous Pag lace are on the list of protected cultural goods made in the Croatian island of Pag, and bear the mark original Croatian. Pag lace was protected as a UNESCO’s intangible assets. While the collection (with over 127 exhibits) which Pag Benedictine nuns kept and collected more than 150 years the Ministry of Culture declared the Croatian cultural heritage. 

 

 

Source: http://www.pag.hr/kultura.html