March 22, 2013  |  Member's statement

Croatian Cultural Festival

On Sunday, 17 March, in the company of the member for Yuroke, I attended the fourth annual Croatian Cultural Festival in Footscray. The theme of the festival was ‘See, Hear, Taste’ Croatia. We celebrated Croatia’s unique culture with a wide variety of stalls and
demonstrations including through food and cooking demonstrations, artistic displays and traditional Croatian entertainment.

The various regional Croatian cuisines that I experienced on Sunday, all cooked with authentic home-style recipes, deserve to be experienced by all Victorians.

I believe the Croatian Cultural Festival will go from strength to strength, occupying a unique place in Victoria’s calendar of food and wine festivals.

Congratulations to Ante Juric, president of the Australian Croatian Association, Marija Bacak, festival coordinator, and all the volunteers who did an outstanding job in showcasing the Croatian community at its very best.