The 48th Annual folkloric festival known as “Vinkovci Autumns” was held in September. Filled with beauty of folkloric dress, dance and music rarely found these days in the entire world. It ended on 15 September with the world’s biggest reel dance (Croatian reel or “kolo” in the Croatian language) in which 8,500 people took part! Wow! The people of the town of Vinkovci often say: “Once you’ve been to the Vinkovci Autumns, you will always return!” Indeed, it is hard to resist the charms you are immersed in during those ten autumn days. The whole town and its visitors live for the songs and dancing. The Vinkovci Autumns is a folklore festival nurturing not only the tradition of Slavonia, but also other customs from across Croatia, thus celebrating the time of year when nature rewards our yearly efforts. The louder the singing and laughter the greater the gratitude of people for good crops - you are invited to join them and experience the atmosphere of times gone by. Here are some scenes from this absolute beauty and determination to keep the traditions of days long gone by alive. Click on photos to enlarge and see the full splendour of gratitude for good farm harvests. Enjoy.