Sretan Uskrs – Easter Greetings From Croatia

A choir of church bells tolled just before midnight to usher in Easter’s arrival here in Trogir, Croatia. The fervor with which the bells rang was reminiscent of what we heard the night that the Catholic church chose a new pope.

dog in green and yellow field

Indeed, spring is officially in the air with dogs on safari in fields of yellow and green on the nearby island of Čiovo,

Trogir, croatia waterfront

and the city’s skyline cloaked in blue.

Mimosa flowers in Croatia in wicker basket

There are pipe cleaner-textured mimosa flowers at the market,

Easter bunny chocolates

and chocolate bunnies on store shelves, awaiting new basket homes.

Kamerlengo Fortress and flowers, crest of city of Trogir

The city’s crest is fashioned out of pansies beside the Kamerlengo Fortress,

Bishop statue's shadow in Trogir Croatia

with spring shadows and fragrant blooms abound.

Bishop statue's shadow in Trogir Croatia
pinky white flowers

Residents are taking their time,

woman carrying flowers in Trogir Croatia old town
snail in shell on road

soaking up every splendid detail of spring…

Happy Easter, or as they say here in Croatia, Sretan Uskrs!

spring flowers on Croatian island
green flowers on island of ciovo
basket of flowers

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Published by Tricia A. Mitchell

Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

6 thoughts on “Sretan Uskrs – Easter Greetings From Croatia

    1. Marilyn, I’m not sure who that figure was, but I liked the shadow he cast. :) Thank you.

      I’m off to your site to see if you’ve shared any tales about how Easter is celebrated in Mexico. I guess I’d wrongfully assumed that eggs were a universal part of Easter celebrations around the world.

  1. I didn’t hear a choir of church bells but the sound of the abandon rig alarm, luckily it was only a drill, still it got me up early, 5am early. Hope you had a great Easter Tricia.

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