Croatian culture and lifestyle

Learning the Croatian language is so much more than learning just vocabulary and grammar. It’s also learning about people, the culture, customs, everyday life, history… learning about seeing the world from another perspective. And diving deep is almost like living one more life.

We hope you’ll enjoy the stories that we have prepared about Croatian culture and lifestyle.

How do Croatian schools function?

How do Croatian schools function?

Croatian educational system 101 Taking a look at the Croatian educational system is useful not only for those of you who need to figure out how to educate your children (in Croatian: djeca) in Croatia. It also reveals a lot about our values, political system, and both...

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Rain, bura, snow – Croatia has it all

Rain, bura, snow – Croatia has it all

Which city first crosses your mind when I mention rain? London? No, this story is not about London. London is definitely not a number 1 when we talk about rainy days. This story is about the third largest city in „a small country for great tourism“, Croatia. This is a...

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Croatian Chicken Soup

Croatian Chicken Soup

Although chicken soup is admittedly universally Croatian, let me begin with a personal story. My grandmother Marija makes the best chicken soup (or actually hen soup) I have ever eaten. It’s intensely yellow, very strong, almost sour. It has always been my favourite...

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How do Croatians spend their vacations?

How do Croatians spend their vacations?

For foreigners, it can sometimes be hard to keep in mind that a big majority (about 70%) of Croats do not live near the coast (in Croatian: obala). For them, the experience of strolling by the sea, eating fresh seafood, sunbathing and swimming can be as rare an...

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Croatia – the homeland of the first necktie

Croatia – the homeland of the first necktie

Neckties, the most ubiquitous accessory in every man’s wardrobe, found its origin in Croatia. Although a tie is merely a decorative accessory, it surely adds a touch of elegance and sophistication. It is a symbol of class and culture which explains why men love to...

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