Špancirfest: Špancirfest started its story twenty years ago as the first street festival in Croatia. Today, it is one of the most visited and most popular national festival events in Croatia.

Varaždin: Since its conception and development during the Middle Ages until today, Varaždin has always been a city loved by its residents and admired and praised by its visitors. When you arrive in Varaždin, you are overcome with joy and satisfaction. That is a city that invites you to carefully discover it, a city that will awaken your imagination because, within a few steps, you will discover the wealth of the centuries gone by, meet the artists and entrepreneurs, as well as the friendly hosts.

Issue Date: 04.06.2018, Designer: Dean Roksandić designer from Zagreb, Printer: AKD d.o.o. Zagreb, Process: Offset, Colours: Multicolour, Size of the Špancirfest stamp: 29.82 mm x 48.28 mm, Size of the St. Nicholas stamp: 48.28 mm x 29.82 mm, Values: 3.10 HRK x 2

Fr. Bernardin Sokol

Bernardin Sokol, baptismal name Luka, was born on May 20th, 1888 in Kaštel Sućurac near Split. He joined the Franciscan Order in 1905 and was ordained as a priest in 1912. He studied music in Klosterneuburg near Vienna from 1915 to 1917. There he also studied canon law, morality, pastorality and liturgy. Afterwards, he taught morality, canon law and music in Dubrovnik. He continued his theological and music studies in Rome where he received his doctoral degree in theology in 1925. He completed his music studies in 1926 at the Pontifical Music School. From 1927 to 1932 he taught introduction to choral singing and church musicology at the Faculty of Theology in Zagreb.

Issue Date: 15.05.2018, Designer: Dubravka Zglavnik Horvat designer from Zagreb, Printer: AKD d.o.o. Zagreb, Process: Offset Printing, Colours: Multicolor, Size: 29.82 x 35.50 mm, Values: 3.10 HRK

Europa 2018 – Bridges

At the beginning of the 18th century, after the end of the War of the Spanish Succession and the war against the Ottoman Empire, the conditions to revive the economy and trading on the area of Croatia were met creating a need to connect Pannonia with the coastal area by a road through the mountainous area of Gorski kotar. In 1718, the Croatian Parliament approved the proposal to build a road from Karlovac through Novigrad na Dobri, Delnice and Javornik to the port in Kraljevica. However, the construction started a while later, in 1725, and was fully completed in 1738. The designer and builder of the road named Via Carolina Augusta, today known as Karolinska cesta, was Matija Antun Weiss (1661 – 1738). The road was named after the ruling emperor, Charles IV, who personally travelled the passable section of the route in 1728. The road is around 60 miles or roughly 106 km long and the planned costs were 70,000 forints. In order to cross over certain streams and rivers, several bridges had to be built on the road, typically wooden constructions on stone columns and abutments.

Issue Date: 02.05.2018, Designer: Dean Roksandić designer from Zagreb, Printer: AKD d.o.o. Zagreb, Process: Offset, Colours: Multicolour, Size: 42.60 x 35.50 mm, Values: 3.10 HRK x 2

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