pages are about a village situated in the North - West Croatia,
Razgovor sa Stipom Šulentićem, prilikom
posjeta članova Hrvatske bratske zajednice Podravskim Sesvetama
The purpose of these www pages is to
save all achievments of its villagers and to show them to the
whole world as a way of remembrance of those who are gone and
for today´s generation to take a pride in them and to be an
example for coming generations.
The girls from Podravske
famous for their beauty, expect you
with the flowers and smiles.
Sesvete are 5 km away from highway that streched through
Podravina and at the same distance from river Drava. In the West
of Podravske Sesvete there are famous Sands of Podravina and
in the North there is the rest of Tzar´s oaks forrest. This
village is famous for it´s natural resources, gas and it´s
products, beautiful women and worthy people.
Draganci and Mekiš are parts of
Podravske Sesvete. All together there are 600 families with
about 2 000 inhabitanst.We have got rich and different sport´s
tradition for a very long time. Very famous were athletics
disciplines such as chasing girls, jumping over neighbour´s
fences and climbing their trees and many others in which young
people participate in their spare time, although, it was not so
common to have spare time because they have to
work in the fields and at home all the time. People could
have some spare time on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Željko Kovačić is
the person who saved old shepherds´ games tradition that are
more than several hundred years old. He founded Old Games
and Sports Association in 1969. This Association
participated in lots of Olympic games in old sports in
Brođanci, Muszola games in Szigetvar and at
traditional presentations in Zagreb.
And just a few words more about our painter Josip Cugovčan. His
colourful paintings present motives of Podravina; fertile fields, green laws and people dressed in traditional
clothes. He is also conected with CFU in Pittsburgh, where his paintings
were presented. Podravske Sesvete are very famous for it´s rich
culture. I have to mention our painter Josip Cugovčan who is very well known with his specific style, Željko
Kovačić who cares about traditional language and customs that he
has saved in his books. Then Blaž Lenger, musician who plays our
traditional songs specific for Podravina. Stjepan Zvonar and
Stjepan Jagić take photographs of all cultural and other
important events in our village Podravske Sesvete.
The members of CFU and their president Mr. Luketich were
guests in Podr. Sesvete. They visited Josip Cugovčan and his
gallery and had a perfomance of national
dances and songs. These young people can´t speak Croatian but
they sang in Croatian and it was really beautiful. Our school made a conection with one
High school in Pennsylvania thanks to Mr. Luketich. Our
villagers are very proud of Josip Cugovčan and we are
glad to have him with us. We have friends from all over
the world and we send them our best wishes to USA,
Brasil, Hungary, Germany, Australia, New Zealand...
in original costume
Mr. Bernard M. Luketich, USA
Mr. Josip Cugovčan, Croatia
in Podravske Sesvete,
in Josip´s family house.