Nalazite se na hrvatskom jugu, na maloj udaljenosti od Splita, u carstvu voda, polja i kamena. Dobrodošli u grad Sinj i Cetinsku krajinu koja vas zavodi svojom bogatom kulturom i stoljetnom tradicijom.
You are situated in the Croatian south, near Split, in the paradise of water, fields and stone.
Welcome to the Town of Sinj and the Cetinska Krajina Region and experience the seduction of its rich culture and age-old tradition.
U čast svoje nebeske zaštitnice, Gospe Sinjske, koja je prema predaji, i otjerala Osmanlije (”vidješe ženu u bijelom kako hoda zidinama Sinja”), kao vječni zavjet odanosti i poštovanja, Sinjani će utemeljiti vitešku igru Alku, i tako svake godine, prve nedjelje u kolovozu, oživjeti slavnu pobjedu.
In honour of its heavenly patroness the Madonna of Sinj, who, according to the tradition, forced the Turks into flight in 1715 (”a woman in white was seen, walking on the walls of Sinj”), as an eternal vow of devotion and respect, the people of Sinj instituted the Alka – the knights tournament of Sinj, and thus each year on the first Sunday in August the glorious victory is revived.
The Tournament of Alka originated at the time when there were many similar knightly tournaments throughout Europe. All of them have now fell into oblivion, except the Alka Tournament of Sinj, which is at the dawn of its tercentenary and under protection of UNESCO as world intangible heritage. The Alka Tournament is a symbol of the struggle for freedom, peace and hearth, for faith and hope. It unites the past and the future, praises the honour and integrity, the customs of our ancestors, heroism and bravery.
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Turističke zajednice grada Sinja