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.

Village culture in Croatia – kirvaj or proštenje

Village culture in Croatia – kirvaj or proštenje

In today’s glimpse into the Croatian psyche, I will intentionally steer clear of trying to present an all-encompassing set of facts. Whenever I wish to share an interesting tradition (in Croatian: tradicija) or a baffling practice, I become aware once again how...

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What Croatians never joke about

What Croatians never joke about

It's always good to start with a joke (in Croatian: šala), right? But, when you speak to Croats, or hear them passionately talk about their favorite football club or beloved national team, their coffee (time) or how was the weather yesterday, weather conditions today...

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Being a vegetarian in Croatia

Being a vegetarian in Croatia

People become vegetarians for many different reasons, including health, concerns about animal welfare, religious convictions, or a desire to eat in a way that avoids excessive use of environmental resources. In Croatia… well, forget it! To most Croats, your reasons...

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Always Complaining – Croats and the Weather

Always Complaining – Croats and the Weather

What’s the weather like in Croatia? "Such terrible weather, isn't it?" sounds like a typical English question. However, Croats are almost as occupied with the weather as the English, although in a bit different way. While I am writing this, Zagreb is covered with the...

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