Intangible cultural heritage of the Šestanovac Municipality



Certainly one of the most famous traditional customs in our region and the entire Dalmatian zagora is Ganga.Ganga is a traditional folk song in which two to six participate, and the most optimal number is four singers. This tune is believed to have Illyrian - Delmat roots.With their arrival in these areas, Croats took over the ganga from the Illyrian, to keep it until today in the Dalmatian zagora and neighboring southwestern Bosnia, and in Western Herzegowina. In recent years, great efforts have been made to keep this tradition in the legacy of younger generations and in the organizations by various manifestations. The goal is to ensure the stability of the Ganga within the Croatian ethnological heritage.

Guarding the Lord's grave in the parish of Radobilja (Katuni Kreševo)

Guarding the Lord's grave is the custom of guarding in front of the Lord's grave, which is presumed to be over the age of 300. It is important to emphasize that this custom has never been interrupted, even during the war years.This is a deep religious feeling and commitment to preserve the body of Jesus in the period from laying into the grave to the resurrection. The Lord's grave is kept guarded from Great Friday until Sunday. The right guard duty have all men over the age of 16 (or after receiving the Sacrament of the Sacred Confirmation) with residence in or outside the parish, if they originate from the Katun or Kreševo settlements. During the act of guarding, the Lord’s grave is never alone, and the guarding is carried out in shifts that last for 15 minutes. Two guards guard the tomb, except for the last shift, when there are 4 guards standing until the The Agony of the Christ is being sung.


Gradnja suhozida


The drywall construction or the special "dry" construction technique is the oldest stone building technique known since prehistoric times to the present time. It was most often used after the clearing of the land for fencing, out of stone, a liberated piece of fertile land, which in Dalmatian and Mediterranean climate means life as well as the anti-erosion barrier. Walls were mostly built by using this technique, and also fencing of the plough, fields, pastures, roads, wells, and residential units and churches, and in Istria there are well known as Istrian kažun, komarda or huts (Polish shelters).Today, drywalls are images and permanent monuments of peasant life and constant struggle of man to survive on karst rocky sections. Therefore, it is not surprising that the most valuable stone masons and masons in general come from these areas, because this natural symbiosis of man and stone has become a mirror image and one of the most recognizable symbols of Dalmatia.

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