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Pag Attractions

Description and photos of recognizable features of the island of Pag and the city of Pag – Pag Attractions

Lokunja – Medicinal Mud

 

A natural spa rich in mud sediments is situated in the Lokunja section, in the very heart of the town of Pag. This mud effectively treats rheumatism and various skin conditions. This therapy has been proven to help maintain moisture in the skin and body, restore natural pH balance to the skin, relieve pores and facilitate circulation, and prevent and treat acne. It reduces inflammation, detoxifies and tones the skin, relieves pain and fosters relaxation, successfully removing toxins that have accumulated in the body.

Lokunja Medicinal Mud
Tanac Folk Dance of Pag

The Tanac Folk Dance of Pag

 

The Pag tanac (dance) is performed to the accompaniment of bagpipes. This is a depiction of an encounter between young women and men wearing folk attire who, by dancing, clapping their hands and twirling, attract each other’s attention in order to dance together.

Today the Pag tanac is performed only by members of the Družina Culture and Arts Association during the carnival, during the summer months as part of the “Outing with the Association” and the “Ethno-outing About Town.” There is also the Veli tanac (‘big dance’) in which about 40 couples of all ages perform at the same time.

Slave Girl of Pag

 

“Slave Girl” is a folk play which is traditionally performed during the carnival period and as part of the Pag Summer and Ethno-Evenings. In times past, a troupe wearing Pag folk attire and “Turkish” uniforms toured the town and displayed their craft in the squares or in front of the houses of notable townsfolk.

Today, “Slave Girl” is performed by three groups of members belonging to the Družina Culture and Arts Association.

Slave Girl of Pag
Stacked Stone Walls

Stacked Stone Walls – Pag Attractions

Stacked stone walls and boundaries are a vital aspect of Pag’s past and eternal monuments to the arduous life of Pag’s labourers, who built and maintained them for centuries. Based on the length of the preserved stacked stone walls of approximately one thousand kilometres, the island of Pag is one of the richest areas in Croatia for this type of construction. They were erected as natural boundaries between pastures, high enough so that sheep could not jump over them and sturdy enough so that they could not be toppled by strong winds. Their construction was not easy. Activities aimed at the protection of stacked stone structures on Pag were initiated due to the exceptional importance of stacked stone walls, and to prevent their destruction.

 Pag-style Circle Dance

 

The Pag circle dance is performed to the accompaniment of brass music. It is performed on the final days of the carnival, on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, in the central town square. Particular credit for maintaining this tradition goes to Maestro Šime Dešpalj, who, as the music director in Pag, arranged and set to music the choreography of the circle-dance, which is even today performed in line with the beats of his music. Dešpalj also deserves thanks for the fact that Pag has its “Waltz on the Pag Waterfront.””

Pag style Circle Dance
Carnivals

Summer and Winter Carnivals

 

The Pag carnival has a long tradition. The Winter Carnival is organized for the local population, and it begins on the first Saturday after the Epiphany and it lasts until Ash Wednesday. During this period, dances (tanci) are organized every Saturday. On the final three days, the carnival festivities move to the central town square. The Summer Carnival is held on the last weekend in July with the aim of enriching the entertainment on offer during the tourist season.

Velo Blato Ornithological Reserve

 

The Velo Blato Ornithological Reserve is located on the southern side of the island of Pag. This area has great biological value, because it is a habitat for over 160 species of marsh birds, of which 66 species nest here. Migratory birds stopover in this little corner to rest and feed.
Velo Blato is ideal for photographers who want to photograph various bird species close up. An observation tower, installed at the very edge of Velo Blato, can be used to observe and photograph birds and the rest of the wetland environment.

Velo Blato Ornithological Reserve
Folk Attire Pag

Folk Attire – Pag Attractions

Pag’s folk attire is especially beautiful and known throughout Europe. When speaking of Pag folk attire, one first thinks of the old-style women’s clothing, particularly the lace made by needlepoint, the blouses and headgear (called pokrivaca). The Pag blouse and pokrivaca are sewn on a base (with threads). This work by Pag’s women is called the Pag teg. An integral component of the folk costume is the jewellery, specially made earrings (ročini) and necklaces made of strings of beads and pins for the pokrivaca. The parts of the women’s attire adorned with initial lace, reticella, made on threads and a base, the Pag teg, and lace separated from its base, which Pag’s women called the Italian teg, have been registered in the list of protected culture goods of the Republic of Croatia and bear the label “Croatian Creation,” and they are under UNESCO protection as well.

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