While Zagreb is preparing for Advent, which begins, today, on Saturday, November 27, in compliance with all epidemiological measures, this week it appeared in the online edition of The New York Times through the presentation of Zagreb fashion accessories and designers.
The Zagreb Tourist Board (TZGZ) reported on Friday, noting that a report on Zagreb and fashion in The New York Times was prepared by journalist Kristin Vukovic, presenting a tie, handmade bags, hats and umbrellas as authentic Zagreb fashion accessories.
The report features statements by well-known Croatian fashion brands and designers, such as those from Croata, Ethno Butik Mara, Kobali šeširi, Kišobrani Cerovečki and goldsmith Marija Nokaj, while describing Zagreb as a city with a style that through influences from nearby Italy and the Austro-Hungarian past, together with traditional symbols combined with contemporary design, creates a distinctive flair.
The Tourist Board points out that The New York Times is one of the most popular daily newspapers in the United States, and that by cooperating with them, as well as many other media around the world and appearing at tourism fairs and congresses, they are working to promote the Croatian capital. Advent Zagreb according to plan
The opening of Advent Zagreb on Saturday, November 27 begins with the symbolic lighting of the first Advent candle on Manduševac on the central Ban Jelačić Square, followed by the lighting of pine trees on the Gradec Plateau, and then the main lighting of lights on Zrinjevac.
Advent will be held until January 6, 2022 at multiple downtown locations.
As every year and despite the pandemic, the Tourist Board believes that the event will attract many domestic and foreign tourists, who are recommended to adhere to the prescribed measures at Advent locations, and note that many hoteliers and caterers in Zagreb are ready for Advent with special offers.
According to the Tourist Board of Zagreb, by October 25 this year, about 555 thousand tourists visited Zagreb, and realized 1.2 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 69 and 63 percent compared to the same period in 2020.