The Wheel Dance of Brod

time: 29.05.2010. - 13.06.2010.
place: Slavonski Brod, Croatia
Slavonski Brod is renowned for its traditional events, the most famous among them being the Wheel Dance of Brod. The townsfolk used to gather in the main town square to celebrate St. Stephen’s Day and dance the great wheel dance of Brod, a wheel dance often involving hundreds of joined hands of resplendently dressed girls and boys.

The whole town lives for the wheel dance, but the programme for the event has become somewhat different. The visitors are now able to visit various ethnographic and art exhibitions, attend children’s shows, see - and indeed taste - the cake fair, enjoy the horse team shows, equestrian hurdle and two-horse team competitions.

In addition, the whole town resounds with music performed at the festival of indigenous folk songs and folklore groups. One of the most attractive events is the Miss Croatia in a Folk Costume pageant.
(Source: Croatian Tourist Board)

(D.H., 05.05.2010)