Posted by: viewfromtheriva | December 26, 2014

Happy Holidays!

from Robert and Natasha Aronson


Licitars (pronounced [lǐtsitaːr]) are colorfully decorated biscuits made of sweet honey dough that are part of Croatia‘s cultural heritage and a traditional symbol of Zagreb. They are used as an ornamental gift, often given at celebrations of love such as weddings and St. Valentine’s Day. At Christmas time, the city of Zagreb and the Christmas tree in the main square in particular are festooned with thousands of licitar hearts.  UNESCO added the Gingerbread craft from Northern Croatia to its Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Croatian culture.  


  1. These look beautiful! I am researching visiting Croatia the first two weeks of February, interested in culture, architecture and nature. My husband is a foodie so will want the sausages posted earlier! I was a hiker, but my achilles is limiting that activity so we will probably rent a car and do some driving tours, plus some bicycling. Is it a good time to visit?

    • Hi, thanks for the kind words. I will write to you with my suggestions!

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