Coral Divers Send-Off

PHOTO: ZLATKO SUNKO IZVOR: HTZ

ZLARIN

Coral Divers Send-Off (*2018. – 03-04.08.)

The Send-off of Coral Divers is an important event that clearly displays some of the idiosyncratic customs of Zlarin ancestors. It usually includes a screening of the movie Coral Princess, the acts of washing clothes on the well Vrulja, the processing of corals, as well as songs and dances performed by the Cultural Association Koralj.

The send-off is a cultural performance by which Zlarinians remind themselves and their guests of the six century long coral tradition that has forever stamped Zlarin Island as "The Coral Island", since corals have, alongside with olives, fish and vine, sustained the inhabitants of the island. Today's generations thus carefully guard the tradition of hunting and processing corals.
Published
August 03, 2018
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