Mixed Youth Choir “Iuventus Cantat”
This is not a traditional local custom tip, but anyway....
Mixed Youth Choir of the Choral Society of Sombor was founded in 1985 as part of the Choral Society of Sombor. Under the direction of its founder, artistic director and conductor Silvestar Hajnal (he died in 2002) manage to attain great reputation in the country and abroad in short period of time. The Choir is a member of the European federation of Youth Choirs, based in Germany and member of INTERKULTUR Foundatin.
The Choir’s repertoire includes the works of both Yugoslav and foreign composers, from early renaissance to contemporary authors.
They are participating in all major domestic and international choral festivals and have won many first and special prizes, charters and diplomas (Golden diploma – Budapest where also the conductor Silvestar Hajnal was awarded as a Best Conductor, Greece – second place, Rome – first prize and golden medal, Linz: First Choral Olympics – 2nd place, Budapest –3 golden plaques, Langhollen – first prize, Corea – first place…)
They are really something and best “music to ears and soul"!
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Fish Potage - Riblji paprikas
Every summer on Holy Trinity Square is organized a competition in making a "Fish potage" (Riblji paprikas) with appropriate music program. So the whole square gets cowered with tables, chares, fish potages and lots of people - all that in great atmosphere.
So, if you are willing to try it, but don't have a recipe - here is one:
"Chop finely 250 g of onion and boil in a little water to soften. Add fish, cut into slices ca 5 cm wide (best with 2 kg carp with a piece of pike and a piece of sheath fish - if possible). Add 2.5 liters of water and bring to boil, the add 4 tablespoons of paprika, 1 tablespoon of hot pepper, 1 dl of tomato juice (or 2 dl of white wine), and salt to taste. Cook for further 45 minutes. From time to time shake the cauldron vigorously to prevent fish from sticking to its bottom.
Serve with homemade wide noodles and white wine.
NOTE: Genuine fish stew must be sufficiently salty and hot, and prepared outdoors on open fire."
Enjoy and have a nice meal!!!
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Traditions and Customs
The population of the municipality of Sombor is made up of more than 20 national groups constituting a true wealth of folklore (customs, national costumes, valuable hand-made items). In some villages (Stapar, Backi Monostor, Backi Breg) kilims (carpets) are still being woven, and national costumes or other objects for everyday use made: towels, aprons, mats…
Especially colourful are the national costumes of the Shokci of Backi Monostor and Backi Breg, of the Hungarians of Doroslovo or of the Bunjevci at farmsteads
The art of carpet weaving has always been a women’s winter job. The ornaments (rose, dear, goose, comb, geometric patterns) are a means by which a woman, deliberately or unintentionally, has been speaking of herself and her life.
Made for more than two centuries at the farms and in the villages in the environs of Sombor. Originally a sheep’s milk product, it has been made from cow’s milk since the early twentieth centur.
The secret of chees making mother didn't pass on to her daughter (becouse daughter will get married and take the secret from her home) but mother in law to her daughter in law.
Of course today there is no more secret and cheese is being produced in factory "Somboled" that is keeping the tradition of it.
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