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Colors of Brac Island - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

The Croatians surprisingly combined the features of the Slavs, Romans, Turks, and many others, for centuries being close to completely different neighbors in terms of culture and perception of the world. Remember that there is no hurry here. In general, the main words that characterize local residents sound like polako – slowly, without rushing; sutra – tomorrow; nema problema – no problem. Here, in Brac, there is simply no need to hurry – the whole rhythm of life has to do with leisure, tranquility, and enjoyment of the moment.
Brac island is one of the largest among the islands of Croatia. Here, on 400 square kilometers are both untouched natural corners, as well as architectural monuments of the old days. Brac … Open
To many it seems surprisingly strange but no less harmonious, the combination in the mentality of the inhabitants of the island a considerable degree of relaxation towards everything, together with courtesy, decency, and the ability to do their work. Remember that the Croats do not like to say "no" and "don’t". Therefore, having agreed on something with a local resident, you can find that he does not hurry to fulfill his part of the agreement. No, he does not say no. He will just do it tomorrow, slowly. And tomorrow you will hear the same thing.
The inhabitants of Brac receive a considerable income from tourists and therefore treat the travelers very politely. Here you can get an answer to any question and agree on any service – just not for tomorrow ... By the way, keep in mind that during a conversation the Croats like to actively gesticulate, probably because of the long communication with the Italians. The local residents are hospitable but if by mistake you walk on a private territory, its owners can behave quite aggressively and even rude. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In general, the courses that you can taste in Brac are not much different from those in continental Croatia. The only thing: the variety of fish courses here is much bigger, and you can … Open
Carefully read the signs, especially in large cities. In many municipalities, walking on a street without a shirt or in a bathing suit is punishable by a fine, which will have to be paid directly on the spot. Tips here, as a rule, are not included in the bill but it is usually 10-15% of the check. The level of crime is low but it is better to keep the valuables ​​in the safe – due to a large number of tourists, pocket thefts occur quite often. Interestingly, you can bargain here not only in the markets but also in coastal cafes and shops. It is also often possible to bring down the price for any service as well.
The locals are not too punctual. Women here are quite active and often openly act as leaders in their family. Men have a sense of humor and like to give compliments to any woman at least a bit attractive but they usually do not go past flirting. The Croats are very proud of their independence and cannot stand to be called "the Yugoslavs". In Brac, as in the central part of the country, many national customs have been preserved. For example, during the wedding, the relatives of the groom remove the veil from the bride and put an apron with a kerchief on her.
The Brac island was inhabited in Antiquity. You can find a confirmation of this when going to the Skrip village. Here you can see not only agricultural buildings of different centuries and … Open
In the evening, it is common to make a corzo – to stroll around the city in your best clothes. The Croats love to dance and sing, usually in national costumes, which many local residents still have. In Brac, the religious holidays are celebrated on a big scale, which is not surprising: 80% of the inhabitants are Catholics. The Carnival is also a big event, in which both professional and amateur orchestras, dance and folk groups take part.
Brac. Jazz fans will certainly appreciate jazz evenings in Sutivan, where the performances will please the fans of the theater as well. In Postira, there are regular fish festivals. In August, there is also a unique music festival Wave Week in Supetar. Its peculiarity is that part of the action takes place in the afternoon on yachts, which in the evenings stick to the shore in any place that a team liked so that the participants and spectators can enjoy songs, dances and, of course, barbecues.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Brac Island
♥   Crkva sv. Stjepana, Stari Grad, 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Konkatedrala sv. Petar Apostola, Split, 26.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala Sv. Dujma, Split, 27.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Marka, Makarska, 29.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Lovre, Trogir, 39.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Marka, Korčula, 55.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Brac Island
♥   Castle 'Mirabella Fortress' , 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Starigrad Fortress' , 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tvrdalj Castle' , 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hvar Fortress' , 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Klis Fortress' , 28.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cambi Castle Croatia' , 33.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vitturi Castle Croatia' , 34.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Brac Island

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Brac Island. Learn the best periods to visit Brac Island to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Brac Island.
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