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TRADITION – FOLK COSTUME, MUSIC, MESOPUST (CARNIVAL), ARCHITECTURE

The traditional heritage of Vinodol is rich and interesting and it originates from the way of life through the centuries, as well as from various historical influences. The ladies' folk costume of Vinodol is black, decorated with lace, embroidery and red details, while men wear white folk costume, embroidered by the red or black wool. People of Vinodol cherish the tradition of singing «through thick and thin», and the traditional instrument following folk songs is Istrian long flute. Next to this flute, other traditional instruments are fidulice, mišnice and tamburitzas. Traditional architecture of Vinodol is conditioned by the climate, the ground, way of life and available finances. Stone is the basic material which was used to build the houses of Vinodol with court-yards. Distinctive entrances into court-yards and houses – portuni (doorways) - are especially interesting.
Mesopust (carnival) is one of the oldest folk traditions and it refers to getting rid of winter, evil and to the coming of spring. Joys of carnival goes on from Epiphany until Ash Wednesday, and the fortunes and misfortunes which marked the previous year are written down in the form of a funny octosyllabic verse – the sentence, which is read on the day of the mesopust.



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