Croatia: A Unique Greeting Of New Year

Collage of photos of New Year Parties In Croatia Top photo: Fuzine Photo: Nel Pavletic/Pixsell

Collage of photos of
New Year Parties In Croatia
Top photo: Fuzine
Photo: Nel Pavletic/Pixsell

 

Fuzine is a beautiful town in Gorski Kotar, Croatia, located 730m above sea-level where the mountains meet the sea, up and inland of northern coast towards Rijeka. Picturesque mountains surround Fuzine, and so do the centuries-old evergreen forests and the beauty of its Bajer and Lepenica lakes.
Summer refreshment can be found fishing or sailing on the lakes. Attractive hiking, cycling and mountaineering routes are marked; you can go horseback riding and ride in carriages or tour the landscape on a tourist train. “Summer in Fuzine” is a traditional event, and the Old Year Send-Off/Greeting of the New Year, which takes place in the open every 31st December at noon exactly, is also famous and attracts an increasing number of visitors from all over the world.

Partying at Fuzine Croatia

Partying at Fuzine Croatia

 

Well actually, I think the people of Fuzine have found the perfect way to celebrate the New Year because, there, the celebrations include everyone: the old, the young, the children, the pets… What better way to greet the New Year than to be with everyone you love and live with as well as voisitors and revellers from elsewhere. This year Fuzine has ushered in the New Year exactly at Noon on New Year’s Eve for the 17th time. Each year more and more people come from outside Fuzine to take part in this unique community event; some 15 thousand guests/tourists came to Fuzine this year to witness this unique and most jolly event and that is a very high number given that the population of Fuzine and its surrounding villages is only about 1600. But what beautifully spirited 1600 it is! The New Year’s party on the town’s streets and square, of course, goes on till several hours after midnight New Year’s Day but by then the children have well participated in it and so have family pets. This year’s New Year’s party in Fuzine offered the purchase of yellow balloons for charitable fundraising purposes and on which New Year’s messages and resolutions were then written. Following are some photographs from Fuzine’s New Year’s party at Noon on New Year’s Eve 2015. Enjoy while clicking on images to enlarge. Ina Vukic, Prof. (Zgb);B.A., M.A.Ps. (Syd)

Fuzine Croatia

 

Cheer at Fuzine Croatia Ushering in 2016 at Noon December 31 Photo: Nel Pavletic/Pixsell

Cheer at Fuzine Croatia
Ushering in 2016
at Noon December 31
Photo: Nel Pavletic/Pixsell

 

Fuzine Croatia Ushering in New Year 2016 at Noon 31 DEcember 2015 Photo: Screenshot euronews

Fuzine Croatia
Ushering in New Year 2016
at Noon 31 DEcember 2015
Photo: Screenshot euronews

 

Pets and all at Fuzine Croatia New Year's Party Photo: Ne; Pavletic/Pixsell

Pets and all at
Fuzine Croatia New Year’s Party
Photo: Ne; Pavletic/Pixsell

 

Many wishes for New Year Fuzine Croatia New Year's Eve December 2015 Photo: Nel Pavletic/Pixsell

Many wishes for New Year
Fuzine Croatia
New Year’s Eve December 2015
Photo: Nel Pavletic/Pixsell

 

Happy New Year From Fuzine Croatia

Happy New Year
From Fuzine Croatia

 

Fuzine Croatia Can't wait for 2016 to kick in

Fuzine Croatia
Can’t wait for 2016 to kick in

 

Noon on New Year's Eve at Fuzine Croatia ushering in 2016

Noon on New Year’s Eve
at Fuzine Croatia
ushering in 2016

 

Fuzine Croatia wishes for New Year 2016 on NY Eve Photo: Nel Pavlekovic/Pixsell

Fuzine Croatia
wishes for New Year 2016
on NY Eve
Photo: Nel Pavlekovic/Pixsell

 

Unique New Year's Party Happens in Fuzine Croatia every year at Noon on 31 December

Unique New Year’s Party
Happens in Fuzine Croatia
every year at Noon on 31 December

 

Fuzine Croatia New Year's Eve 31 December 2015

Fuzine Croatia New Year’s Eve
31 December 2015

Comments

  1. Oh how wonderful! Happiest and healthiest New Year my wonderful friend.

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  2. Yes, they know how to throw a party! Interesting that the New Year festivities are at noon. Thank you! 🙂

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  3. Great post. Happy New Year 🙂

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  4. A great event!!!

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  5. Looks like a great time. Happy New Year, Ina.

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  6. Deutsche Trailer says:

    I wish you a healthy happy new year ….❤️❤️❤️

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  7. Love the Post. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year.

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  8. La Multi Ani 2016, Ina ! 🙂
    Sretna Nova Godina 2016 , Ina !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Cu respect,
    Aliosa.

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  9. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    UNIQUENESS—ONE WAY OF GOD EXPRESSING HIGHLY VALUED! 😀 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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  10. awesome post!! Happy New year!!!

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  11. ahh Americans could take heed! I have shared your New Years stories with my children and hope to create new ideals of celebrating!

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  12. What a lovely way to bring in the New Year. Joy on all the faces. May this year bring you joy in abundance for you and yours.

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  13. So beautiful! In my culture we also welcome the color yellow for the new year; we even prepare some squash soup. Your pictures are beautiful.

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  14. How very exciting! This is a great way to start the New Year. Let the Happy times keep coming! love, Eddie

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  15. Ina Sretna Vam Nova Godina. Happy New Year. God’s blessings to you and your fine work in 2016. Zivjela.

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  16. A lovely post Ina. I do wish you a very happy New Year. Can I suggest a post that you can write? I’ll be delighted to do so; and I think many of your readers would love it.

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  17. Very beautiful celebration and hope you enjoyed a wonderful celebration, Ina. Hugs, Robin ♡ xo

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  18. Beautiful festive photos. Happy New Year Croatia!

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  19. Fabulous New Year Greetings.. Loved this entry Ina.. and all the best is wished both you and Croatia.. ❤

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