Croatia Rediviva | Ča, Kaj, Što
The founder of the festival is the Croatian poet, physician and ambassador Drago Štambuk. He is also the author of the Wall of Poetry (Zid od versi) at the central square in Selca, onto which plates of the wreathed poets (poetae oliveati) are mounted, with engraved year of the wreathing, name of the poet and a few verses carved into the Bračianmarble. The principal idea of the festival is that of the threefoldness of the Croatian language, and the idea of koinéisation (mixing) of all three Croatian dialects (Čakavian,Kajkavian and Štokavian) as an expression of language commonness. Organisers of the manifestation are the association “Hrvatski sastanak 1888” and the Croatian Writers’ Association.
The pinnacle of the festival is the election of the most successful poet, who is “crowned” with the wreath of olive leaves. The decision is made by a three-member jury composed of the founder and earlier wreathees (oliveati).
The crowned poet (poeta oliveatus) and the founder then choose the verses that shall be engraved into the marble plate and mounted onto the Wall of Poetry of the central Selcan square, right in front of the church of the Christ the King. The versified plate is of white Brač marble.
Every five years the founder edits and publishes the selection of the poems of the wreathed poets that were read during the festivals of the period, entitled Maslinov vijenac (“The olive wreath”). So far three titles have been published (1996, 2001, and 2005).
*Text from Wikipedia
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There are two ferry lines connecting Brač with a land.
First is in Supetar, connecting Brač with Split, and the second is on Sumartin, connecting Brač with Makarska. There is a third port that can be reached by regular local boat lines, and that is Bol, on the south part of the island. Here, you can reach Brač from Split, or from a neighbouring island Hvar. More information about ferry lines and timetables you may find here.
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