Procession of the Ljelje, Gorjani

Procession of the Ljelje in the village of Gorjani, near Đakovo, Slavonia, Croatia (8 June 2014). Each year on Whitsun young unmarried women and girls from the village of Gorjani dress in traditional costumes, and following mass go in procession from house to house in the village, singing and dancing for their hosts. The women wear two types of costume – the older participants (known as ‘kraljevi’ or ‘kings’) wear tall, elaborate hats and carry sabres; the younger girls (‘kraljice’ meaning ‘queens’) wear tiaras in their hair. The Procession of the Ljelje was inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009. © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved.

Procession of the Ljelje in the village of Gorjani, near Dakovo, Slavonia, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved.

Procession of the Ljelje in the village of Gorjani, near Dakovo, Slavonia, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved.


Procession of the Ljelje in the village of Gorjani, near Dakovo, Slavonia, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved.

Procession of the Ljelje in the village of Gorjani, near Dakovo, Slavonia, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved.


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Comments

  1. Great shots =)

  2. What an interesting costume!

    Great colors and design, Well captured… 🙂

  3. Interesting procession, and unusual costumes. And nice photos, Rudolf.

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