Prnjavor Local Customs

  • Gardens decoration
    Gardens decoration
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    Cultural centre in Mačino Brdo
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  • Cultural centre in Mačino Brdo
    Cultural centre in Mačino Brdo
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    Traditional masquerade in Macino Brdo

    by Odiseya Written Nov 4, 2013

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    Cultural centre in Mačino Brdo

    Traditional masquerade is another cultural tradition and attraction of Mačino Brdo.
    This happy event is held from the first arrival of the Czechs in these areas. In this event, except for members of the association, participate and other locals. Some people are participants, while others are auditory.
    Masquerade procession symbolizes the end of winter, heralding the advent of spring and the awakening of a new life. It is held the last weekend before the Easter post. Masquerade procession on a tour of the village follows the musical accompaniment. Hosts them buy her a drink, food, sweets or money.
    After visiting the village organized a masquerade in the community center where the competition is held. The first competition of the participating children, and later adults. The best masks receive awards, and the whole atmosphere is accompanied by dancing and playing. At this event, and guests come-compatriots from Nova Ves, Prijedor, Banja Luka and Slavonski Brod.

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    Culture of decorating the yard and gardens

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    Gardens decoration

    Cultural Heritage - culture decorating the yard and garden is pride among Czech in Prnjavor.
    Immediately after settling in the then forested expanses of these families have begun to regulate and decorate their yard and planted the first flower gardens. Czechs say that the relationship with the yard and its appearance is also part of the culture that they have inherited from their ancestors.

    Courtyards are rich in various kinds of flowers, but they try to keep things harmonious. Often this finding and evergreen shrubs and ornaments such as fountains. Therefore Mačino Brdo is rightly considered one of the most beautiful villages prnjavorskih. And it is precisely because of such a rich and long park acquired culture of yard work and garden.

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    Assotiation of Czech in Macino Brdo

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    Če��ka Besjeda

    Along with the establishment of settlements and daily activities Czechs in Mačino Brdo pay much attention to the preservation of their national and religious tradition, which has been preserved to this day. They are Catholic and speak some older type of Czech language then in modern Czech Republic.

    In the last 113 years (since 1895) acted folklore section, dramatic, the brass and tamburitza orchestra. The aim was to preserve ancient folk customs, folklore and folk art and Czech mother tongue.

    Thirties of the 20th century, founded the Association of Czechs called "Czech speech" (Serbian language: "Чешка бесједа", Czech language: "Češka Beseda"). This gathering is active today, with brief interruptions during the wars in these areas.

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    Little Europe - united in diversity

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    Prnjavor is town near Banja Luka and it famous for its multicultural society. Through mass migrations, and thanks to the Austro-Hungarian politics, municipality Prnjavor becomes rich for cultural diversity of its new inhabitants. Members of the most numerous nationalities in Prnjavoru are: Roma, Ukrainians, Czechs and Italians, but also around the town you can find a communities of Poles, Slovenes, Albanians, Jews and Hungarians.

    Long time ago, this small municipality was very very sparsely inhabited and underdeveloped. Since late 19th century, from time of Austrian-Hungary annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, start to welcome people from Central and Eastern Europe.

    Due to present political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, town Prnjavor is example of peaceful coexistent and how it can be solve challenges of integration in society and, yet, preserve an unique identity, cultural heritage with modern demands of human rights. This was recognized from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe. I found the following information - the administration of the municipality Prnjavor of about 140 employees nearly 10 percent are from the ranks of national minorities and respected the applicable regulations that at least one committee member and the local municipal Assembly is a member of the national minorities.

    Association of national minorities in Prnjavor are strongly committed to preserving the authenticity and originality of traditions and customs of many ethnic minorities, through organizing association: "Češka besjeda" (for Czech), "Taras Ševčenko" (for Ukrainians), association of Romas Prnjavor and "Romska djevojka" (for Roma people), association of Italians Štivor etc.

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    Meet Czechs of Prnjavor

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    Cultural centre in Mačino Brdo

    I visit local cultural club of Czechs - "Češka besjeda".
    Czech in Prnjavor municipality are mainly setled in area of Mačino Brdo. First Czech setlers come here in late 19th century, origin from Moravska region in today Czech Republic. First 25 Czech family come here by horse caridge from Ukraina, where they live some times after moving from their homeland. Local goverment in those days in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Austrian-Hungary empary) sing them a small places around forests road.

    Number of plots were marked on cutting the ancient beech. The immigrants were mostly artisans and farmers. Their habitat have made ​​ourselves tearing down the forest and thus freeing space for life, building houses, working the land and the creation of gardens and orchards. They built ovens for baking homemade bread, fruit driers, windmill and outbuildings.

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, this is an attractive bowling alley, built of wood. There is also a local café in part by the library. Along the road through the village sprout and religious characteristics: steeple, cross and votive chapel.

    Residents Mačino Brdo are twice self-built four primary schools (1943rd and 1965th). The first Czech home was built in 1950. A new social home rebuild in 1990. It is a large, with stage, bar and small library. I spend some quality time here.

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