Semenj

Cres semenj, as the fair is called in the local dialect, and is traditionally associated with the feast of St. Mary of the Snow, was first mentioned in the Decree of the Republic of Venice on August 14, 1543. At that time, the Semenj lasted for a whole week and everything that was delivered to Cres during those days was sold it was relased from paying taxes. Later, Semenj was regulated by the imperial bull of Franjo Josip from 1828 and was held until the Second World War. The tradition of holding was renewed in the nineties of the 20th century.
br> The Cres Semenj, which has a tradition dating back to 1543, is today the finals of summer events on the island of Cres, during which people socialize and sing in the streets and taverns, trade on the promenade what was produced by the hardworking hands of local people, as well as dear guests from the rest of Croatia.

This year too, a large fair of autochthonous products will be held, the old town will become a stage, the town tower will open its doors, and all visitors will be able to learn more about the history and traditions of Cres. Numerous musicians led by Cubismo, Duško Jeličić Dule, Insula group, klapa Teha, klapa Burin and others will be ina charge for great entertainment!

As an introduction to this year's Cres Fair, which takes place from August 5th to August 7th, the opening of the exhibition "Josip Pope - Kvarner motifs" will be held on August 3rd, and on August 4th, a klapa concert for the celebration of the Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day!

From August 5th to 7th, walk through the streets, squares and alleys of Cres, find interesting outdoor exhibitions, learn more about the rich history and traditions of Cres, visit the fair of authentic products, try your luck at sports tournaments, play bingo, taste Cres gastronomic specialties and have fun with us along with Cubismo, Duško Jeličić Dule, Insula group, Teha klapa, Burin klapa and other musicians!

Thursday, 3/8/2023
Cres Museum
20:00 h Opening of the exhibition „Josip Pope – Kvarner motifs“

Friday, 4/8/2023
Franciscan Monastery
21:00 h Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day – vocal groups klapa concert,
Klapa Teha, Klapa Burin and guest poet Mladenka Kučić
Saturday, 5/8/2023

In front of the parish church
11:30 h Opening of the Cres Fair

Šetalište 20. travnja
18:00 - 24:00 h Fair of the authentic products,
20:00 – 22:00 h Concert: Versi

City Tower
18:00 – 23:00 h Old postcards from Cres - exhibition, Cres museum
20:00 – 22:00 h Concert: Dianora Fučić

Pjaceta
19:00 - 22:00 h Cres wool story – Macmalić at Cres Fair by Ruta Cres
19:00 – 20:00 h Felted Macmalić workshop
19:30 – 22:00 h Songful Pjaceta

In front od Cres Museum / Cres Museum
Cres Renaissance
Exhibition „Josip Pope – Kvarner Motifs“

Moise Palace
20:00 h Guided tour around palace
20:00 – 22:00 h Jazz night: Vanja Čerić

Town Loggia
Cres and the sea

Cons
Antique carousel for children and blacksmith
Little Mandrać – Main Square
Exhibition of the wooden boats

Main Square
22:30 h Concert: CUBISMO

Sunday, 6/8/2023

Šetalište 20. travnja
18:00 - 24:00 h Fair of the authentic products,
20:00 – 22:00 h Concert: Versi

City Tower
18:00 – 23:00 h Old postcards from Cres - exhibition, Cres museum
20:00 – 22:00 h Concert: Dianora Fučić

Pjaceta
19:00 - 22:00 h Cres wool story – Macmalić at Cres Fair by Ruta Cres
19:00 – 20:00 h Felted Macmalić workshop
19:30 – 22:00 h Songful Pjaceta

In front od Cres Museum / Cres Museum
Cres Renaissance
Exhibition „Josip Pope – Kvarner Motifs“

Moise Palace
20:00 h Guided tour around palace
20:00 – 22:00 h Jazz night: Filip Flego & Boris Šaronja

Town Loggia
Cres and the sea

Cons
Antique carousel for children and blacksmith

Little Mandrać – Main Square
Exhibition of the wooden boats
6/8/2023 Night wooden boat show

Main Sqaure
21:00 h Concert: DUŠKO JELIČIĆ DULE & BONACA
22:30 h Concert: GRUPA INSULA

Monday, 7/8/2023

Šetalište 20. travnja
18:00 - 24:00 h Fair of the authentic products,
20:00 – 22:00 h Concert: Versi

City Tower
18:00 – 23:00 h Old postcards from Cres - exhibition, Cres museum
20:00 – 22:00 h Concert: Dianora Fučić

Pjaceta
19:00 - 22:00 h Cres wool story – Macmalić at Cres Fair by Ruta Cres
19:00 – 20:00 h Felted Macmalić workshop
19:30 – 22:00 h Songful Pjaceta

In front od Cres Museum / Cres Museum
Cres Renaissance
Exhibition „Josip Pope – Kvarner Motifs“

Moise Palace
20:00 h Guided tour around palace
20:00 – 22:00 h Jazz night: Filip Flego & Boris Šaronja

Town Loggia
Cres and the sea

Cons
Antique carousel for children and blacksmith

Little Mandrać – Main Square
Exhibition of the wooden boats

Main square
20:30 h Award ceremony for the winners of sports tournaments
21:00 h Bingo
22:30 h Concert: KLAPA BURIN & KLAPA TEHA

SPORTS TOURNAMENTS

1 – 2/8 Sailing for children
2 – 5/8 Card games: Briškula, caffe bar Amfora (prijave 2/8 od 15:30 – 16:00 h)
2/8 Basketball and mini basket, school playground, 19:00 h
4/8 Chess torunament, in front of the musem, 19:00 h
5/8 Angling for children, mul Grotica, 8:00 h
6/8 Angling for adults, mul Grotica, 8:00 h

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