Xmas Special – Croatia Has What It Takes for the Season to Be Jolly

It’s 25th November, people! St Catherine’s. We have this saying in Croatia: Sveta Kata snijeg na vrata! Holy Kathy, the snow we’re getting… That was a terrible try. Hey, I have a perfect translation:

St Kate, snow at the gate!

I’m happy with that one. You won’t believe it, it was snowing in some parts of Croatia, so the old saying has been confirmed to be true! We already had a few flakes in some parts a few days ago, but last night, the mountains were covered with a thin but proper layer of snow.

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Horror Movies, a Podcast, and Ghost Tours

This is our very last of Halloween Specials. In this short episode, I’m bringing you a bunch of recommendations for a Croatian-themed Halloween. 

Have you already made a list of movies to watch this Halloween? Fear not (or be afraid, be very afraid), Croatia Underrated is here to help. I say – be very afraid because, truth be said, if you’ve heard anything good about these movies, they are probably overrated, not underrated. 

Still, let me share some horror movies filmed in Croatia, and some other recommendations for this Halloween. Listen to the episode or scroll down if you prefer reading:

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Halloween Special: Cemeteries

It’s time to travel through Croatia in an attempt to find the most interesting cemeteries. I chose the ones that I had visited. The ones that surprised me and left a deep impression on me. I, too, would love to hear your thoughts. Have you seen any of these? How do you feel about visiting graveyards and cemeteries? What cemetery would you recommend and why?

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Halloween Special: Witches

Do you know how we call Halloween in Croatian? Noć vještica. The Night of the Witches. As I told you before, it’s not a very big thing in Croatia. We learn about it from the old movie Halloween. The translation of the title was Noć vještica, and this has stuck with us since. 

I guess that it’s only fair to dedicate the entire episode… to the witches! We have an abundance of both mythical and historical witches in Croatia. Hear the stories out!

I have to warn you. Some of the info in this episode might not be for your youngsters. Please, listen to the content before deciding whether you want to let them learn about this uncomfortable history and legends. 

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New Quiz: Which Witch from Croatian folklore are you?

The new personality quiz is online! This time, it dares you to explore the darkest corners of your soul to understand which witch from Croatian folklore are you. Have fun solving and be perfectly frank to make sure you get your true witchiness!

The quiz is also a chance to receive a small token of appreciation – the printed Secret Zagreb brochure called 13 Nights of Halloween, full of dark Zagreb tales. Take a look at the PDF version here.

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